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Organic Ancho Chile Powder

This Organic Ancho Chile Powder is a dried, pulverized version of the poblano pepper. Full-flavored and spicy, this convenient powder provides a great way to add mild heat and a mellow chile flavor to recipes.

  • Color ranges from red to purple to brown

  • Ranges from 500 to 4,000 on Scoville Heat Scale

  • Mild fruit flavor with hints of coffee and a faint raisin or licorice taste

  • Certified organic to the specifications of the USDA National Organic Program

  • Price: $52.85
    $2.64 / Ounce

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    Suggested uses

  • Add to salsa, soups, enchiladas or any recipe that needs some medium heat and chile flavor

  • Use in rubs for beef, pork, chicken or seafood

  • Add a small amount to salt and use to rim margarita glasses

  • Basic prep

    Ready to use. Add to taste.

    Storage & handling

    Store in a cool, dry place


    Dried organic ancho chiles

    The ancho chile is often mislabeled as a pasilla or mulato pepper, but is simply a dried version of the popular poblano pepper. Mostly grown in Mexico, the word "ancho" (pronounced "AHN-cho") means wide, referring to its flat heart shape. Ancho chile is a primary ingredient in traditional Mexican mole sauces, dating back to the origin of the sauce when it was was invented in the 16th century by Sor Andrea de la Asuncion, a Dominican nun in the city of Puebla.

    Part of the Capsicum annuum family, these peppers have been part of the human diet in the Americas since at least 7500 BC. While they are now staples in many cuisines, they were not introduced to Europe and Asia until the late 1400's, when they were brought to Spain and quickly traded for their variety and as a cheaper alternative to the pricey peppercorns.

    Classic recipe

    Ancho Braised Pork

    Ancho chile powder turns pork spicy, smoky. The aromatic flavors of cinnamon, cloves and allspice harmonize well with our Ancho Chile Powder to create a deliciously spicy dish.