This ancho chile powder is super simple to make and perfect for those folk who prefer a milder seasoning. Using a blend of ground ancho pepper and spices, it can be made in literally a couple of minutes and will season and flavour many of your dishes. (See the bottom of the page for links to more of my recipes)
Note: If you've read through the site you'll have noticed I nearly always use a few whole spices which I then grind before combining with other ingredients in my recipes. However, I realise you may not have them available whole so the recipe on this page uses pre-ground powders which you simply combine creating a simple, but super tasty blend and seasoning. Click here to get the same recipe as below but which uses certain whole ingredients. (Link opens in new window)
Ingredients: (makes about 7-8 tablespoons)
3 tbsp ground ancho powder
1 tbsp paprika
1 tbsp cumin powder
2 tsp ground allspice
2 tsp ground black pepper
1 tsp fenugreek powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp fine sea salt
tbsp = tablespoon
tsp = teaspoon
That's all there is to it!
Store your ancho powder in a cool place, in an airtight jar and out of direct sunlight. Use within 3 months.
Note: You can easily buy ground ancho pepper online nowadays.
Note 2: I use a quality fine sea/rock salt for this recipe which I recommend. If you only have it available, regular table salt will also work.
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