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Ancho Chilli - Grande - Primero

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Ancho chilli is the most sold chilli in Mexico, when you have the right ancho its not surprising

Ancho should be sweet berry flavours with a drop of heat, there are several grades of Ancho chilli available

Just plain Ancho is the lowest grade, grown wrong and processed wrong making this a bad tasting chilli

Mediano Ancho is getting better but hit and miss with its flavour being distant, usually hotter too

Primero or Grande are the Anchos you want to eat, the full sweet berry flavour is foremost with low heat being just above sweet pepper

When cooking with the correct ancho it enhances the flavour and aroma of any dish or sauce and you will appreciate why its the most sold chilli in Mexico

Ancho Grande come in several sizes during the year, late Spring the pods are smaller at half the size of your hand, in recipes this is classed as 1 whole pod, height of summer ancho is the size of your hand and classed as 2 whole ancho pods

You can use part of a pod depending on your needs, just cut what you need

Each Ancho Pod weighs approx 8g-15g

You can hydratre chilli by clicking on this link

See our Ancho Chilli Recipes here

Packed in a Unit that handles Sesame Seeds, Mustard and Celery

Customer Reviews

55 reviews

  • 5

    Freshest Ancho

    Posted by Mark on 26th Mar 2023

    Great high-quality fresh product, full of natural juices. Makes a lovely chilli.

  • 5


    Posted by Andy Loughran on 21st Mar 2023

    Lovely, rich, sweet with a very mild heat that sits well in many a meal.

  • 5

    Yet ANOTHER amazing discovery

    Posted by Irfan on 18th Mar 2023

    In Indian cuisine we don't have a notion of varieties of chillies. For me, as an Indian, these Latin American chillies are a wonderful discovery. I've just cooked a salmon curry with these, it's MAGNIFICENT! Low heat and lots of flavour. As usual, the quality of the spice and the supporting service from Steve are both so, so good.

  • 5

    Ancho chilli

    Posted by Lorraine Brown on 4th Feb 2023

    Found a chilli con carne recipe which required the ancho chilli. Not readily available in local supermarket so great to have found a company that supplies them. Fast delivery. Very happy. I know I will order again in the future.

  • 5

    Ancho chillies

    Posted by Joe Jenkins on 13th Jan 2023

    Great product, very fresh, good delivery ….recommended

  • 5


    Posted by Nick Gay on 10th Nov 2022

    Superb and speedy delivery too.

  • 5

    Ancho Grande Chilli

    Posted by Patrick Short on 9th Sep 2022

    These are my favourites, I use them in Chilli Con Carne, great smokey flavour and a nice mild heat

  • 5

    Couldn't make a chilli without it

    Posted by Debs on 12th Aug 2022

    So my recipe for chilli is to take several different chillies, for their fruitiness and heat etc, to give me a flavour explosion. I know it's not a traditional chilli, sorry to the excellent chilli makers, but it is a really tasty one thanks to those different flavours including the smokiness of this ancho.

  • 5

    Essential peppers, unique flavour

    Posted by Joe on 4th Aug 2022

    Good quality peppers, fleshy. I use these in chilli con carne and salsas for fish tacos. Really great.

  • 5

    Whole ancho

    Posted by Rob Collier on 16th Apr 2022

    Great for making authentic Mexican sauces. Discard the stem & seeds

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