Ancho chile pepper is the dried, ground fruit of Capsicum annum. The product is made from poblano chile peppers grown in Mexico. Ancho has a mild paprika flavor, with sweet to moderate heat.
The Ancho chile, together with the Mulato and Pasilla chiles, form the "holy trinity" of chiles used to prepare mole sauces. Ancho is used to add flavor, heat and color to sauces and moles.
Ancho chile is produced in Mexico's central region.
Flavor & Aroma
Sweet, earthy, paprika-like
Ancho chile is characterized by sweet to moderate heat, jalapeno, and tobacco notes.