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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...

    "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, "