Ancho Chili Peppers
SCOVILLE HEAT UNITS: 1,000 – 2,000 SHU
An Ancho pepper is the dried form of the poblano chili pepper. Ancho has a mild paprika flavor, with sweet to moderate heat.
Ancho Pepper Uses
The Ancho chili pepper, together with the Mulato and Pasilla chili peppers, form the “holy trinity” of peppers widely used in cooking mole sauces. The Ancho is used to add flavor, heat, and color to the sauces.