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Homemade Ancho Chile Powder Recipe

Homemade Ancho Chile Powder is easy and inexpensive when you make it at home - just one ingredient! Add it to soups, salad dressings, and marinades for a smoky, spicy heat.
Course Pantry
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 23kcal


  • 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: 23kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 133mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1877IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg