The Mulato is a large, flat and wrinkled chile. It measures 4 by 3 inches, with a tapered bottom. This Chile is the color of deep chocolate. Mulato Chiles have a medium thick skin and a deep flavor which is not too hot nor too lingering. The Mulato is similar to an Ancho, but the Mulato has more of a smokey flavor. Commonly used in Mexican Mole Sauces. On the heat scale the Mulato is between 2-4.Scoville heat units 500 - 2,500. |
Mulato Chiles have a mild to medium heat. Great in Mexican sauces, salsa and soups. Try them in American dishes for a little heat. Chiles can be added directly to recipes along with other spices.