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Ancho-achiote for mickeys rub!!

hey everyone 
what are you guys paying for ancho? I picked up a 1.62 oz bottle this morning at H-E-B in south Texas  for $4.94. Then I picked up a 2oz bag at a small Mexican market for $1.79.  Quite a difference. What are you guys paying?

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  • GulfcoastguyGulfcoastguy Posts: 1,680
    I ordered a pound through Amazon Prime for $13.69 shipping included.
  • I ordered a pound through Amazon Prime for $13.69 shipping included.
    Wow!! Thanks for that info @Gulfcoastguy
  • GulfcoastguyGulfcoastguy Posts: 1,680
    Achiote is not the same thing as Ancho.
  • Achiote is not the same thing as Ancho.
    Hmm,I guess I got some bad info at the Mexican market,they swore up and down it was the same thing
  • GulfcoastguyGulfcoastguy Posts: 1,680
    edited January 9
    Achiote I s ground Annato seeds but save it for Mexican dishes. Don’t touch it with your bare hand as it will stain it read.
  • Ancho chile powder is a ground up dried poblano pepper if I'm not mistaken.

    Achiote is a seed from a bush that people in Mexico used to use to color bricks.

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  • LegumeLegume Posts: 8,221
    Use them both together, good flavor and good color.
    Austin, TX
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 13,020
    Mickey pays $5.99/lb for ancho powder in the HEB bulk section. Or did about a year ago.


    I have a jar of achiote, but I don't remember why, nor what it cost. An ingredient in Sazon, maybe?

    I hate it when I go to the kitchen for food and all I find are ingredients!

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    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

  • Mickey pays $5.99/lb for ancho powder in the HEB bulk section. Or did about a year ago.


    I have a jar of achiote, but I don't remember why, nor what it cost. An ingredient in Sazon, maybe?
    I was in H-E-B looking for this but they did not have it at the local stores here,
  • Achiote I s ground Annato seeds but save it for Mexican dishes. Don’t touch it with your bare hand as it will stain it read.
    Thanks on that,I just ordered from amazon myself.
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 13,020
    edited January 9
    I was in H-E-B looking for this but they did not have it at the local stores here,
    I think you can order online from HEB.

    EDIT: Looks like a limited selection of products though.

    I hate it when I go to the kitchen for food and all I find are ingredients!

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    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

  • dharleydharley Posts: 91
    Those aren't the same thing. Ancho is chile, Achiote is just a coloring, it's used in concrete an such. As for Ancho, I paid $13.49 for a pound, which filled almost three pint jars, from Amazon. Shipping included. 
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  • GregWGregW Posts: 1,724
    Achiote is not the same thing as Ancho.
    Hmm,I guess I got some bad info at the Mexican market,they swore up and down it was the same thing
    I have communications issues at the Mexican market also. The don't speak English and I don't speak Spanish. It's definitely a challenge to know what I'm buying.
    Birmingham, AL
  • GregW said:
    Achiote is not the same thing as Ancho.
    Hmm,I guess I got some bad info at the Mexican market,they swore up and down it was the same thing
    I have communications issues at the Mexican market also. The don't speak English and I don't speak Spanish. It's definitely a challenge to know what I'm buying.
    Lol honestly I don’t have any exuse as I lived in Mexico for eight years off and on and I live twenty miles from the border now.
  • SaltySamSaltySam Posts: 578
    Our Mexican grocery store sells it semi-bulk (prepackaged 8oz bags) for something like $4.29. 

    LBGE since June 2012

    Omaha, NE

  • jdkeithbgejdkeithbge Posts: 279
    I previously used the El Yucateco achiote paste which has the achiote plus other spices (possibly including ancho chile?).  Don't remember the price at the Mexican market but it was pretty cheap.
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  • The Cen-Tex SmokerThe Cen-Tex Smoker Posts: 17,706
    edited January 10
    Achiote is not the same thing as Ancho.
    Hmm,I guess I got some bad info at the Mexican market,they swore up and down it was the same thing
    Nope. Achiote is awesome but it’s not a ground pepper (its a seed). 

    I have an achiote chicken marinade on here. Give that a try if you want to use it for something. Also the key flavor in tacos al pastor and cochinita pibil. I had a Pretty funny post on that on here a while back but it think it’s gone. 
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  • @The Cen-Tex Smoker I’m search that right now thanks
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 13,020
    ISTR that  turmeric is a good sub for achiote. Read that somewhere, not sure.

    I hate it when I go to the kitchen for food and all I find are ingredients!

                                                                …Unknown

    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

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  • The_StacheThe_Stache Posts: 825
    That "small Mexican market" should have also had dried Ancho Chile pods (as well as other chiles).  Cut stem and deseed the pods and hydrate with near boiling water.  Food process the pods to make and excellent PASTE!!  Works great!

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