Ancho Chilli Cooking Ideas

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Cooking Tips
  • Ancho chillies are Mexico's best loved chilli. They are packed full of fruity, rich flavours and only mildly spicy so you can be quite liberal when using them.
  • Grind and add to chilli con carne or spaghetti bolognese for a boost of flavour.
  • Add to chopped tomatoes with some fresh coriander & a squeeze of lime for an authentic salsa.
  • Sprinkle over eggs or add to beans. 
  • Mix 1tsp of ancho flakes with a little black pepper, salt and 1 tbsp olive oil for a simple marinade.
    Recipe ideas using ancho chilli
      Ancho Chilli Flavour Pairings
      • Spice flavour profile

      Ancho chillies are a hot spice. They are mildly spicy, slightly smoky and have a complex fruity sweetness like raisins and caramel. 

      • Spice Pairings

      The complex sweetness of ancho chilli pairs well with rich proteins like black beans. Unsweetened cocoa is also a great combination with ancho and is the basis for Mexico's signature dish - Mole. Earthy spices like cumin and sweet herbs like oregano also make good flavour companions for ancho. 

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