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Ancho Chile Powder

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What is it?

Ancho chile powder is made up purely of dried and ground ancho chiles (as opposed to standard “chili powder,” which is actually a mix of ground chiles with several spices like oregano, garlic powder, and cumin. It has a moderate heat level with fruity undertones. Delicious used in spices rubs and mole sauce.

Don’t have it?

Substitute another pure chile powder, such as pasilla.

How to store:

Store in a cool, dry place.

Cross Reference

dried ancho chile

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