Dried Chile Peppers for Chili

We’ve read the history of chili, we've gone over our inventory, and we've given careful consideration to the peppers that make a great pot of chili. From the mild sweetness of the New Mexico Red chile to savory chocolate-and-raisin ancho to the tropical heat of the Habanero, we’re proud to present our list of the best chiles to use to make a warming, comforting, delicious pot of chili. Explore the world of chili by digging into our classic chili spices, or go off the tried-and-true and sample some of the more adventurous spices for chili. Now, pick your pepper and get to cooking!

Aji Amarillo Chiles
Aji Amarillo Chiles
"Aji" means chile pepper in Spanish, and "amarillo" means yellow. While these are called "yellow chile peppers", they actually mature to a deep orange color.
Ancho Chile
Ancho Chile
Ancho Chiles (pronounced "AHN-cho"), Capsicum annuum, are also referred to as chile ancho, ancho chili, and ancho pepper.
Chiltepin Chiles
Chiltepin Chiles
Chiltepin (CHIL-teh-pin) chiles, Capsicum annuum, are also known as chile chiltepin, chile tepin, or just chiltepin. In Mexico these are often called arrebatado.
Chipotle Meco Chiles
Chipotle Meco Chiles
Chipotle Morita chiles (pronounced "chi-POHT-lay MEH-co"), Capsicum annuum, are also called meco chipotle, chili ahumado, chile típico, or chile meco.
Chipotle Morita Chiles
Chipotle Morita Chiles
Chipotle Morita chiles (pronounced "chi-POHT-lay"), Capsicum annuum, are also called blackberry chile, chipotle colorado, mora chile, or morita pepper.
Guajillo Chile
Guajillo Chile
Guajillo Chiles (pronounced "wa-HEE-yo”), Capsicum annuum, are the dried version of the Mirasol chile.
Habanero Chiles
Habanero Chiles
The Dried Habanero Chile is famed for its intense heat, but it’s got so much more to offer a dish besides fired-up spice.
Hatch New Mexico Chiles
Hatch New Mexico Chiles
New Mexico Chiles, Capsicum Annuum, are a chile grown in New Mexico. They may also be called Hatch chile or red chile.
Mulato Chiles
Mulato Chiles
Mulato chiles (mu-LAH-to), Capsicum annuum, are also called is also called chile mulato, mulato peppers, or mulato chili.
Pasilla de Oaxaca Chiles
Pasilla de Oaxaca Chiles
Pasilla de Oaxaca Chiles (pronounced "pah-SEE-yah day wa-HAAK-kah"), Capsicum annuum, are also called pasilla Mixe (pronounced “MEE-hay”), chile de Oaxaca, or Oaxacan pasilla.
Pasilla Negro Chiles
Pasilla Negro Chiles
Pasilla Negro chiles (pronounced "pah-SEE-yah"), Capsicum annuum, are also referred to as Pasilla, chile negro, chile pasilla de Mexico, Mexican negro or pasilla
Pequin Chiles
Pequin Chiles
Pequin chile pepper (pronounced “puh-KEEN”), Capsicum annuum, are also called pequin pepper, chili pequin, or just pequin.
Puya Chiles
Puya Chiles
Puya (pronounced PU-yah), botanically classified as Capsicum annuum, are also called chile puya, chile pulla, or puya peppers.
Smoked Red Serrano Chiles
Smoked Red Serrano Chiles
Dried Serrano Pepper (pronounced “sr-aa-noo”), Capsicum annuum, is also called smoked Serrano peppers, dried Serrano, or red
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