Guajillo Chile

Guajillo Chile
Guajillo Chile

Guajillo Chile

100340 003
Net Weight:
1 oz
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Guajillo Chiles (pronounced "wa-HEE-yo”), Capsicum annuum, are the dried version of the Mirasol chile. Guajillo translates to "little gourd" and was given this name thanks to the rattling sound the seeds make as the dried pods are shaken. 

There are approximately five dried Guajillo chiles per ounce.

The second-most popular dried chile pepper in Mexico, Guajillo chiles are reddish-brown with reasonably thick skin. These chiles range from 3-6 inches in length and are approximately 1 inch wide with a slight curve and tapper at the point. While most frequently sold as a whole pepper, you can also buy Guajillo chile flakes or Guajillo chile powder.

Flavor Profile

Guajillo chiles are slightly fruity with a sweet heat, slightly bitter, and astringent with a hint of pine, tart berries, and light smoky undertones.

Heat Level

Considered a medium heat chile, Guajillo Chiles has a heat range of 2,500 to 5,000 SHU depending on that season’s growing conditions.

How to Use

Guajillo Peppers are traditionally dry toasted before ground or hydrating into a thin paste. Add this popular chile to chile sauces, chili con carne, pozole, salsas, soups, stews, and tamales. In addition, they've frequently used pastes or rubs to flavor all kinds of meats, especially chicken and pork.


For Mexican dishes, the most accessible substitute to find is the Ancho chile. In contrast, the chile closest to the flavor profile and heat is the Pasilla Negro chile and the best to add some excitement to a dish is the Cascabel Chile.

Country of Origin


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 chile, 6g

Amount Per Serving


% Daily Value*

Total Fat0g1%

Saturated Fat0g0%

Trans Fat0g

Polyunsaturated Fat0g

Monounsaturated Fat0g



Total Carbohydrate4.2g2%

Dietary Fiber1.7g7%

Total Sugars2.5g

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.


4.7 out of 5
38 total ratings.

vikas p. (Verified buyer) 05/14/2022
Was as expected Was as expected

MICHAEL E. (Verified buyer) 03/30/2022
Very good quality and flavor Very good quality and flavor

Elizabeth S. (Verified buyer) 01/27/2022
Supple, flavorful chiles Best chile's I've bought! Supple, smell good, taste good. I've used them to make salsa as well as in homemade chorizo. They are easy to de-seed/de-stem, rehydrate and blend.

Karen C. (Verified buyer) 01/04/2022
perfect smokey chile I made my own chile crisp to give as Holiday gifts and this chile gave this use on everything condiment the perfect smokiness. I am impressed with how much fresher these dried chiles are than the ones I buy at my local grocery store.

RALPH F. (Verified buyer) 03/18/2021
I found them to be I found them to be well packaged and labeled. The label was informative and appreciated. Flavor and potency was as stated. would recommend the Guajillo Chile for an added kick over store bought chili flakes.

Nino B. (Verified buyer) 03/01/2021
Yum! Great chilies from a great company that always provides consistent quality! Flavor wise they have nice spice without overpowering a dish!

Mark K. (Verified buyer) 02/21/2021
I LOVE these spice vendors! FREAKISHLY fast delivery (less than 48 hrs), but this is nothing special for SpicesInc--at least half my orders arrive quickly The guajillo chiles are aromatic, pliable and clean: what more could anyone want? That's why I keep coming back for ALL my spices.

gary b. (Verified buyer) 01/09/2021
Oh man do j ever Oh man do j ever just love thes guajillo’s

Cathy Z. (Verified buyer) 12/09/2020
Delicious I'm so happy I bought these. I've been using the powder, but never again. What a beautiful dimension of flavor these chiles bring to a dish.

Alma H. (Verified buyer) 12/09/2020
Awesome Awesome
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