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substitute for ancho chili powder

madhousewife Jun 11, 2008 03:11 PM

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.

  1. neverfull Jun 11, 2008 03:13 PM

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

    1. Bhutani Jun 11, 2008 03:29 PM

      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.

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