Appaloosas in Ancho Sauce
This dish features the chocolaty flavor of ancho chilies. To get that flavor, you can either use the dried whole chilies, or - because several purveyors are now offering chili powders made from specific chilies - you could use ancho chili powder. The dried chilies take a little more work, but provide a richer flavor. You can enjoy these beans as a vegetarian main course over rice, or as a filling for burritos or tacos. They also go well with grilled meats. Serves 4 as a main course.