Ancho powder is from the poblano chile and is the most commonly used in authentic Mexican cooking and is a staple in red chili and tamales. Ancho powder is the product of dried, ground and fully ripened poblanos and as a result, a little bit can go a long way in a recipe. A terrific choice for mild to medium heat. Use Ancho Powder just as you would salt or pepper. Sprinkle on pasta, baked potatoes, vegetables, soups, pizza, popcorn and more. Also try it to season chicken, stews, potatoes, vegetables and, of course, Mexican dishes.