is it ok to use Chiptole Chile powder instead of Ancho Chile powder? For Pot Roast Tacos. Thx!
I do that sort of substitution all the time and it works just fine. It'll taste different, but you'll have a similar result. Take into account: chipotle is much hotter than ancho, so depending on your heat tolerance, you may want to scale back the amount (I'd start with a quarter of the quantity and work your way up). Also, chipotle is smoked; ancho is not.
I find chipotle the flavor of choice for complexity as well as heat. Starting with less and tasting and adding is good advice.
I prefer it for it's smokey more complex flavor. It is much spicier. When I make chili I always use both but I had to pick one, i'd always pick Chipotle.
Thanks!! Great advice!
pierino is a trusted source on General Cooking and Tough Love.
Despite what Bobby Flay say's it doesn't taste like a spicy raisin. Chipotles are smoked jalapenos. For reasons I don't quite understand, other than that flavor becomes more concentrated, it really pumps up the Scovilles.
Shop our newest caffeinated collection.
Everything you need for coffee and tea.
Your Memorial Day menu made easy.
A list of things we like.
Home & design links we love.
Add flower power to your espresso.
Please enter a valid email address.
Well played. You deserve a cookie.
prevented successful signup:
We'll never post anything without your permission.
prevented successful login:
Thanks for signing up!
Connect with us to get more Food52!
Sign up for our useful, inspired emails and we'll
give you everything you need to eat and live better—including
recipes, how-tos, and exclusives and great gift ideas from our
kitchen and home shop.