Mix and match these dried chiles to dial in your preferred flavor (you’ll need 5 oz. total). Yields 1 cup
Ancho: mild, fruity, sweet Pasilla: earthy, fruity New Mexico: earthy, sweet, medium-hot Chipotle: rich, smoky, hot
Remove stems and seeds. Toast chiles over mediumlow heat until fragrant (avoid blackening). When cool, grind chiles into a fine powder in a food processor, then store.