Ancho Chili Powder is ground Ancho (Poblano) chili peppers. The Ancho Chili is a dark, smoky chili with a deep, rich flavor & mild heat. Their flavor is somewhat sweet with underlying fruit notes, and is a little raisin like. It is most commonly used in authentic Mexican cooking and as a staple in red chili & tamales. It is a terrific choice for those who are looking for a “milder” taste in their cooking. You can use Ancho Powder just as you would salt or pepper - sprinkle it on pasta, baked potatoes, vegetables, soups, pizza, popcorn and more. In addition to using in Mexican dishes, also try it to season chicken, stews, potatoes, and vegetables. Ancho is also one of three chilies used in the very popular mole sauce.