A square photo of Homemade Ancho Chile Powder in a small clear jar. There is a dried ancho chile in the background slightly out of focus. The jar's white lid is to the right of the jar.

Homemade Ancho Chile Powder

Homemade Ancho Chile Powder is DIRT CHEAP when you make it at home - just one ingredient! Add it to soups, salad dressings, and chicken for a spicy heat.
Course Pantry
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword ancho, chile, chili
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 3kcal
Author Meggan Hill


  • 2 ounces dried Ancho Chiles


  • Open the chile peppers by pulling them apart with your hands or cutting with a knife (wearing gloves is recommended). Carefully pull out and discard the stem. Shake or scrape out all seeds. Repeat with remaining chilies.
  • Tear cleaned chile pieces into 1” or 2” pieces. Place in an electric grinder or small food processor and process in batches until finely ground.
  • Store covered in an airtight container.


Calories: 3kcal