Definition of ancho
: a poblano chili pepper especially when mature and dried to a reddish black — compare poblano
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In a saucepan, combine the ancho and guajillo chilis with the chipotles.
Chroma will have two specials as well: the Charcoal Grilled Prime Hanger Steak ($25) with hand cut fries, cress salad and burnt orange chimichurri and Grilled Mexican Street Corn ($8) with cotija cheese, ancho crema and cilantro.
Of course, Guzmán cooks with his own homemade chorizo, a mix of cold pork fat and shoulder meat, seasoned with guajillo, ancho and puya chiles, a load of raw garlic and many spices.
Using a large bowl, combine ground turkey meat, 1 teaspoon kosher salt, ½ teaspoon black pepper, barbecue sauce, mustard, ancho chili powder, smoked paprika and cumin, gently fold to combine.
Her ancho-chile, thick verde and mole-poblano sauces are sold in supermarkets and specialty food stores.
A changing menu of pub fare includes homemade doughnuts covered with cardamom spiced sugar and a cinnamon ancho chocolate sauce.
Beans and tahini are puréed with ancho chile, avocado leaves and onions for the dip, and the tostada makes digging into the hummus irresistible and fun: White ayocote hummus, $14, Atla, 372 Lafayette Street (Great Jones Street), atlanyc.com.
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Origin and Etymology of ancho
American Spanish (chile) ancho, literally, wide chili
First Known Use: 1902See Words from the same year
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