The Ancho Rachero pepper is a mild hybrid of the poblano chili pepper with medium-thick flesh. It is best used for stuffing, roasting, or making Mexican cuisine.
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The Ancho Rachero pepper is a mild hybrid of the poblano chili pepper with medium-thick flesh. The chili pods grow to approximately 4-5 inches long by 2.5-3.5 inches wide.
The peppers start out dark green, like a poblano, and eventually mature to a deep red. Both colors are excellent for cooking into a variety of dishes.
They are pendant pods with lustrous green leaves, with plants growing up to 36 inches high. It's a mid season plant, maturing in 70-80 days.
I grew these peppers in my garden and you can see by the photos how large the pods can grow. They are, essentially, very large poblano peppers.
If you love poblano peppers, you'll definitely love cooking with these.
Speaking of cooking, you can cook these peppers just as you would cook any poblano pepper. Because of their size, they are great for stuffing or roasting, for cooking any type of Mexican Recipes, or any general cooking.
More Information About Poblano Peppers and Ancho Rancheros
- How to Roast Chili Peppers
- How to Roast Poblano Peppers
- How to Grill Poblano Peppers
- Learn more about Growing Chili Peppers here
TRY SOME OF MY POPULAR POBLANO PEPPER RECIPES
- Picadillo (Beef) Stuffed Poblano Peppers
- Cream Cheese Stuffed Poblano Peppers
- Classic Chiles Rellenos
- Cajun Shrimp Stuffed Poblano Peppers
- Rajas Poblanas – Roasted Poblano Strips in Cream Sauce
- Roasted Poblano Cream Sauce
- Roasted Poblano Soup
- Cheese Dip with Corn and Roasted Poblanos
Looking for more ideas? Stuffed Pepper Recipes.
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Where Can I Buy Ancho Ranchero Pepper Seeds?
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