Ancho Chile Peppers are dried Poblanos Chiles and have a sweet but moderatly mild hot flavor.
Ancho Powder is ground ancho (pablano) chile peppers. In other words, it is a chile powder. Ancho Chili is a dark Smokey chili with a deep rich flavor and mild to medium heat. Their flavor is somewhat sweet and a little raisin like. This pepper is the most commonly used in authentic Mexican cooking and is a staple in red chili and tamales.
Ancho Powder is a terrific choice for those who are looking for a “milder” taste in their cooking. Use Ancho Powder just as ou would salt or pepper. Sprinkle on pasta, baked potatoes, vegetables, soups, pizza, popcorn and more. Also try it to season chicken, stews, potatoes, vegetables and, of course, Mexican dishes.