Las Catrinas Chile Ancho Whole 100g


Las Catrinas Chile Ancho Whole 100g. 


Ancho dried peppers, also known as poblanos when fresh, are a popular and versatile ingredient in Mexican cuisine, prized for their rich flavor and mild heat. These peppers are a variety of Capsicum annuum and are typically harvested when fully ripe, then dried to enhance their flavor and create a unique culinary profile.


  • Appearance: Ancho dried peppers have a wrinkled, flat, heart-shaped appearance. They are usually dark red to nearly black in color.
  • Size: The size of ancho peppers can vary, but they are typically medium to large, measuring about 4 to 6 inches in length.
  • Flavor Profile: Ancho peppers are cherished for their fruity, sweet, and slightly smoky flavor. They have a mild to moderate level of heat, making them accessible to a wide range of palates.
  • Aroma: Dried peppers emit a distinctive earthy aroma, with hints of dried fruit and a subtle smokiness.
  • Texture: Ancho dried peppers have a soft and flexible texture that allows them to be easily torn or chopped.

Uses of Ancho Dried Peppers:

  • Pepper Paste/Sauce: Rehydrated ancho peppers can be blended into a paste or sauce, adding depth and complexity to dishes like enchiladas, tamales, or stews.
  • Mole Sauces: Ancho peppers are a key ingredient in various mole sauces, contributing a rich and nuanced flavor to these complex Mexican sauces.
  • Stews and Soups: Add whole or chopped ancho peppers to stews, soups, and cooked dishes for extra flavor.
  • Marinades: Create flavorful marinades for meats, poultry, or seafood by incorporating rehydrated ancho peppers.
  • Sauces: Ancho peppers can be used to prepare sauces, either by blending them into a smooth sauce or chopping them for a thicker texture.
  • Dry Rubs: Ancho pepper powder is a fantastic addition to dry rubs for barbecues and grilling, providing a smoky and slightly spicy kick.
  • Broths and Stocks: Add a whole ancho pepper to broths or stocks to infuse them with a subtle smoky flavor.
  • Vegetarian and Vegan Dishes: Ancho peppers can add depth to vegetarian and vegan dishes, such as bean-based stews or roasted vegetable dishes.
  • Careful Selection and Import: Our dried peppers are of higher quality than what you typically find available for sale and have been brought directly from Mexico.


Keep in a cool, dry, and dark place.

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  • Best before: 10/2024




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