Chilli Ancho Ground


Product description

Chilli Ancho ground translates to “wide chilli” in Spanish and it is actually a dried Poblano pepper. They are a large dark purple sweet chilli that form the backbone of staple dishes such as tamales & red chilli beans. Its texture is wrinkled and it is a mild chilli originally from Puebla, Mexico. Also, it is a common and key ingredient in Mexican cuisine. It has a mild fruity flavour with undertones of plum, raisin, tobacco and a slight earthy bitterness. Add Chilli Ancho Dried Ground to your dishes to impart an authentic Mexican flavour.

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Culinary Notes:

Fruity, spicy and earthy, Ancho Chillies are native to Mexico soil and add a delicious unique warmth to any dish you're looking to add a kick to. We harvest them at their best then dry and grind them into a fine powder. They not only add a spicy, hot kick, but a beautifully fruity flavour that's second-to-none.

Health benefits:

All chillies - including Chilli Ancho - contain capsaicin which is known to have many health benefits including boosting the immune system, eliminating inflammation and help with weight loss.


100% dried Ground Ancho Chillies

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Other names or spelling:

wide chile, poblano chilli, Aji, Red Pepper

How to use:

  • Combine ground Chilli Ancho, Pasilla and Mulato Mexican chilli for preparing mole sauces. Key ingredient for prepare Mole Poblano, a spicy chocolate chili sauce originating in Puebla
  • Use it as key ingredient in red chili, tamales, enchiladas, salsa, soups and any sauce that may need some extra mild heat
  • Add it to any savoury recipe to add a spicy kick
  • Use it in pozole rojo and roasted vegetable enchiladas
  • Combine with salt and rim the glass of your margarita or bloody mary for a spicy kick
  • Add a small sprinkle into your whisked eggs before cooking for a spicy scramble or omelette
  • This powder has a concentrated, spicy flavour so only 1/4-1/2tsp is needed at a time

Recipe/product links:

Click below or scan the QR code on the back of your product packet to find recipes and how-to-use instructions chilli bbq sauce

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