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Ancho chilies

What are ancho chilies? About the ingredient ancho chilies. Including 60 recipes with ancho chilies, nutrition data, photos, and where to find it.


Dried Ancho chili peppers are normally mild and sweet but can sometimes be slightly spicy, typically used in making chili powder or added to numerous authentic Mexican recipes.

Ancho chillies are heart-shaped and a dark red-brown color. When fresh, Ancho chillies are know as poblanos or poblano peppers. It is a large Mexican chili pepper.

ancho chili peppers

ancho chili peppers

ancho chili peppers

ancho chili peppers  


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 pepper (17g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 47Calories from Fat 12
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 1.4g 2%
Saturated Fat 0.1g 1%
Trans Fat ~
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 7mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 8.7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Sugars ~
Protein 2.0g
Vitamin A 69% Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 1% Iron 10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.

Where found

Ancho chilies are usually found in the mexican section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

Food group

Ancho chilies are a member of the Vegetables and Vegetable Products USDA nutritional food group.

How much do ancho chilies weigh?

measure grams
1 pepper 17

In Chinese:安乔辣椒
British (UK) term: Ancho chilies
en français:piments ancho
en español:chiles ancho

Recipes using ancho chilies

There are 59 recipes that contain this ingredient.

Authentic Homemade Chili Powder
Best Black Bean Chili
Savory Tortilla Soup
Sopa de Tortilla (Vegetarian Tortilla Soup)
Spicy Steamed Mussels

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