Regular size = 55 grams (1.94 ounces), approximately 24 tsp (½ cup), the size of a standard spice jar.
The ancho is a dried poblano chili, which is used throughout Latin American cuisines for its blend of smoky, mild heat, and tangy fruit brightness. The ancho is particularly popular in Mexican cooking, and is a central ingredient in classic mole sauce. It blends very well with earthy or sweet flavors, such as chocolate, allspice, or cinnamon, and can be used in a wide variety of full-flavored complex sauces and marinades. A classic ingredient with meat or vegetables, it also blends very well with cheese and eggs. Its mild heat and full flavor make it one of the world’s most popular chilis.