What Are Some Recipes That Include Ancho Chili Peppers?

What Are Some Recipes That Include Ancho Chili Peppers?

Some recipes that include ancho chilies include ancho chili sauce and ancho honey-mustard sauce. To make the ancho chili sauce, stem, seed, and coarsely tear 1 dried ancho chili, and pour boiling water over it to soak for about 30 minutes. Drain, and reserve the liquid.

Heat 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil in a pan over medium heat, and add 1 cup of chopped onion. Cook the onion for about four minutes or until tender. Add 1 tablespoon of tomato paste, and continue to cook the sauce for two minutes. Add 3 minced cloves of garlic, and cook them for 30 seconds.

Pour in 1/2 cup of dry red wine and the ancho chili, and simmer the wine for two minutes. Add 3 tablespoons of the reserved liquid, 1/2 cup of ketchup and 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar. Stir in 1 tablespoon of packed dark brown sugar, 2 teaspoons of Worcestershire sauce and 1/4 teaspoon of ground cumin, and cook the sauce for an additional three minutes. Season the sauce with salt and ground pepper, and then puree the sauce in a blender.

To make the honey-mustard sauce, combine 1/2 cup of Dijon mustard, 1/2 cup of honey, 2 teaspoons of ancho chili powder, 2 teaspoons of garlic powder and 1 teaspoon of rice-wine vinegar. Whisk the ingredients until thoroughly incorporated.