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Mar 10, 2014 05:38 PM

Chile Pasilla Ancho??

I have a mole recipe that calls for both dried Pasilla and dried Ancho chiles. I also have a package of dried chiles from Christopher Ranch labeled "CHILE PASILLA ANCHO". What do I have-ancho or pasilla??? I thought they were two different chiles.

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  1. This might help...http://www.chow.com/food-news/112428/...

    "The dried peppers are frequently mislabeled, with the names used interchangeably by producers... The best way to tell the difference, regardless of the label, is that the ancho pepper has a subtle reddish tinge to it, and the pasilla is more brown to black, "