Chile Flakes, Ancho
One of the most popular peppers grown in Mexico it is considered by many chile heads to be the most popular of all the chiles. The Ancho Pepper is actually the dried version of the Poblano pepper and has a well deserved reputation as the Chile Rellenos, a favorite Tex-Mex dish.
Our Ancho Pepper Flakes are a deep, reddish brown to black color and possess a mild fruity flavor with a hint of plum, raisin, tobacco and a slight earthiness, with medium heat (about a 3-4 on a heat scale of 10).
Some of our customers also refer to these as crushed Ancho. Ancho chiles are frequently found in authentic Mexican cooking and play a starring role in enchiladas, tamales, red chili, salsa, many moles, soups and just about any sauce that is in need some extra mild heat. We have also found them to be wildly popular in many BBQ rubs and seasoning blends.
Once cup of Ancho Chile Flakes is approximately 3.4 ounces.