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Jun 11, 2008 03:11 PM

substitute for ancho chili powder

i need 1/4 cup of the stuff and all i have is 1 tablespoon diced jalapeno peppers, it is for a spice rub for ribeye...HELP i've already started.

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  1. this is the wrong board to be posting this question. you need to be on the home cooking board.

    1. The raw jalepeno is completely different. In case you aren't familiar with ancho, it is sort of like a spicy raisin. It is a dried poblano chile which is far milder (as well as sweeter and smokier than a fresh jalepeno). Since I don't know the recipe it would be difficult to know if the substitution would work. I would use a ground dried chile though (maybe a chipotle with a little honey) if you have any.