From Mexico. Ancho pasilla chiles bring a mild heat and a balanced, sweet smoky flavor slightly reminiscent of raisins to Mexican and Southwestern cuisine. Add ground ancho pasilla to sour cream or Mexican crema for a taste sensation that some say will rock your world. For the traditionally-minded, try it in chicken mole or on Mexican grilled corn.
1,000 to 1,500 Scoville heat units