Cascabel Chiles

Cascabel Chiles
Cascabel Chiles
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Net Weight:
1 oz
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Cascabel (KAS-ka-bell) chiles, Capsicum annuum, are also called cascabel pepper, cascabel chili, or chile cascabel. They are mahogany brown, thick skinned, and have a light and nutty aroma. 

These peppers are round like a ball and are roughly 1½  inches in diameter. 

The word cascabel means “jingle bell”. It is called this because the seeds of this dried pepper rattle around inside the pepper when you shake it. It almost sounds like a maraca. 

There are approximately 10 chiles per ounce.

One whole Cascabel pepper equals 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of powder. 


Flavor Profile


Cascabel peppers are acidic, slightly smoky, and woody. They have savory tobacco and nut-like undertones.


Heat Level


Cascabels deliver a mild heat, measuring 1,500 to 2,500 Scoville Heat Units (SHU).


How To Use


Cascabels go well with acidic foods like tomatoes or tomatillos, so stir them into Roasted Tomato Salsa or Roasted Salsa Verde. Pair them with other chiles for complex flavor profiles, and amp up Red Enchilada Sauce. Give even more depth to Pozole Rojo. Use in soups, stews, chilis, and tacos. We love Cascabel chiles in Birria Stew.


Country of Origin



Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 chile, 3g

Amount Per Serving


% Daily Value*

Total Fat0g0%

Saturated Fat0g0%

Trans Fat0g

Polyunsaturated Fat0g

Monounsaturated Fat0g



Total Carbohydrate2.1g1%

Dietary Fiber0.9g3%

Total Sugars1.2g

Added Sugars0g0%

Sugar Alcohol0.0g


Vitamin D0mcg0%




*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice. These values were calculated and therefore are approximate. For more accuracy, testing is advised.

4.8 out of 5
21 total ratings.

William B. (Verified buyer) 01/10/2022
The best chilies I've ever had! Insane quality! I will order ALL my chilies from Spices Inc.!!!!! Thank you!

Richard A. (Verified buyer) 10/29/2021
Awesome!! Awesome!!

Cheryl L. (Verified buyer) 10/23/2021
Bright, fruity, great sauces I love cascabels. Bright, fruity, lots of flavor, perfect amount of heat for sauces that don't overwhelm with burn. Favorite use: Pollo con almendra mole recipe: dry sautee 1 c almond flour until light golden brown. In a blender, soak skins of 4 cascabels (use the seeds if you like it hotter) in 2 c chicken broth and 1/2 c white wine. Sautee until soft 2c chopped onion, 5 garlic cloves, 1T ground fenugreek, 1 T ground coriander. Add sauteed almond flour and the onion etc to the blender and blend smooth. In a large sautee pan, brown cut up chicken, and deglaze the pan with some of the mole. Add chicken back into pan, pour mole over the chicken, add 2 c water, and simmer lightly covered 45 min. Spectacular and unusual sauce. GF and DF... I've also used for Carne Adovada, which usually calls for NM chilis...I like Cascabels just as much as hatch.

James R. (Verified buyer) 06/28/2020
First quality dried cascabels. Will First quality dried cascabels. Will purchase again.

Michael F. (Verified buyer) 06/14/2020
Seemed fresh and of high Seemed fresh and of high quality.

Mark C. (Verified buyer) 06/02/2020
The Cascabels and Mulato chiles The Cascabels and Mulato chiles were both great additions to my Chili powder. Great service, shipping and excellent product.

Brian M. (Verified buyer) 10/18/2019
A really good chile I have added cascabel to guajillo, ancho, and pasillo negro as my go-to chiles. The skins are tough and need to be removed, but the flavor is great. This makes a great mole, enchilada sauce, or just a basic sauce for tacos. Feel free to spice it up with Mexican cinnamon, cloves, green cardamom, or even graims of paradise.

Jason M. (Verified buyer) 05/11/2019
great pepper for base sauce and chili powder mix add a wonder mild base to build sauces rub and chili powders on/

Susan S. (Verified buyer) 01/30/2019
Nice Chiles! These peppers are hard to find, even though I live on the border with Mexico, so I am grateful to find them and be able to buy them in a quantity that will last me for a while. I am really looking forward to making salsa with them. They are a pleasantly flavored mild chile.

Robin C. (Verified buyer) 01/23/2019
Cascabel chiles are delicious. Spices, Inc. website is easy to use and delivery is quick. I will order from them again!
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