Ancho Chili Dip Recipe - Poblano Chili Dip Recipe

Ancho Chili Dip Recipe

Dried poblano chilies are called ancho chilies and you are going to make your own ancho chili paste for this ancho chili dip recipe, using a pack of dried poblano chilies. This wonderful dip goes nicely with crackers, bread, or chips, as well as with hot appetizer recipes like chicken skewers, seafood appetizers like battered prawns or tuna croquettes.

If you enjoy the flavor of chili but also a light, creamy texture, you will enjoy this easy dip recipe. Seafood appetizers are just as good with it as meat appetizers or any kind of chips or pretzels. You can try using a Mexican cheese blend instead of the cheddar if you like, for a slightly different finish. Also, you can vary the amount of chili paste you add. If you want a very mild chili dip then obviously you should limit the amount of puree you add to it.

Poblano Chili Dip Recipe

Creamy Sweet Chili Dip With Homemade Ancho Paste

Perhaps you have made or tasted crockpot chili dip recipes in the past. This is a good way to make chili dips if you are making hot, hamburger meat-based ones but for a light, creamy chili dip, it is simpler to just combine the ingredients by hand and serve the dip chilled. This ancho chili dip recipes is incredibly simple to make and you might like to garnish the dip with a tiny whole chili or with some fresh cilantro. The dip will be an attractive pink color.

Ancho Chili Dip Ingredients

  1. 3 oz ancho (dried poblano) chilies
  2. 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  3. 1 teaspoon tomato puree
  4. 8 oz sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  5. 8 oz sour cream
  6. 1 clove garlic, minced
  7. ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  8. Hot water, as required

Poblano Chili Dip Preparation

  1. First, you need to make ancho chili puree. Soak the chilies in enough hot water to cover them for an hour, then drain them, pull the stem ends off and throw them away.
  2. You can either blend the seeds with the chilies for a spicy chili paste or discard them for a milder one.
  3. Puree the chilies in your food processor until the paste is smooth, adding up to ¼ cup of the soaking water if necessary.
  4. Press the puree through a mesh strainer, discarding any big pieces.
  5. Freeze the puree in ice cube trays for up to 3 months, reserving 1 teaspoon of it for use in this recipe.
  6. Combine the teaspoon of ancho chili puree with the cream cheese, cheddar cheese, sour cream, garlic, tomato puree, and cumin and mix well.
  7. Taste the dip and add more chili paste for a more piquant flavor.
  8. Refrigerate the ancho chili dip recipe until you are ready to serve it.

Ancho Chili Dip Recipe Nutrition Facts

  • Servings: 9
  • Amount per serving  
  • Calories 268
  • Total Fat 22.5g 29%
  • Saturated Fat 14.2g 71%
  • Cholesterol 65mg 22%
  • Sodium 342mg 15%
  • Total Carbohydrate 8.3g 3%
  • Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
  • Total Sugars 4.6g  
  • Protein 9.1g  
  • Vitamin D 3mcg 15%
  • Calcium 234mg 18%
  • Iron 1mg 3%
  • Potassium 97mg 2%
For a wonderful appetizer for this recipe see our appetizer recipe section: The Best Tuna Croquette Recipe

Ancho Chili Dip Recipe
This delicious and creamy ancho chili dip recipe is perfect served with tuna croquettes, crackers, potato chips, or tortilla chips. The creaminess contrasts wonderfully with the spiciness and this is a well rounded and well balanced dip. If you are looking for spicy dip recipes, which are also creamy and cheesy, this one ticks all the boxes. The sour cream adds a nice tang, which also goes well with the ancho chili paste. This is one of our make ahead recipes because you can make this dip hours in advance of your party and keep it covered in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve it. This cool dip is nice with hot appetizers.

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