Ground ancho chile is made from the mild outer flesh of the dried poblano chile pepper. Your palate will enjoy an intense, wonderfully rich chili flavor with practically no heat. This maroon ancho chile pepper powder is a great base for Mexican dishes, homemade chili, sauces and meat rubs. Ground ancho chile powder is what gives all of our chili powders their rich, bittersweet base of flavors. (Chili, spelled with an “i” refers to an actual blend of spices for the popular Tex-Mex dish chili con carne.) The rich flavor of ground ancho also pairs well with chocolate; adding a bit to brownies, cakes, or hot cocoa enhances the chocolate flavor without adding heat.