Ancho chile is the dried version of the mild fresh poblano pepper. Use it in rubs, stews, and marinades for a sweet, earthy, almost chocolatey flavor. Add it to enchilada sauces, taco seasonings, chili, mole, or any Latin American dish for an extra depth of flavor. If you're feeling particularly adventurous, try pairing ancho chile powder with chocolate dishes like cake, brownies, and hot cocoa for some earthy spiciness.
Ancho Chile (Powder)