Mulato chiles are very similar to ancho chiles: both are dried poblanos, but it is the darker, riper poblanos that become mulatos. This extra ripeness makes mulato chiles darker and sweeter than anchos, and gives them an earthier flavour. Mulatos are one of the three essential chiles used in mole sauces.
Heat level: 3–5 out of 10
Collections: All, Chiles & Chili Powders, Mexican/Latin American
Type: Chiles & Chili Powders
Category: Mexican/Latin American