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Mexican Chiles

More than anything, spicy Mexican chiles live in the hearts and minds of food aficionados as the defining factor in the Mexican food experience. The chocolate, mild-mannered ancho, the smoke and medium spice of the chipotle, and the fruit-laden fearless heat of the habanero are, to many of us, the backbone of Mexican cuisine. Learn about the characteristics of each Mexican chile pepper in our ultimate guide, and check out the herbs and spices that will make your dinner a fiesta to remember. Of course, toasting and rehydrating your chiles to cook is extra work. If you want to skip that step, you can let us do that work for you and buy them already ground. Visit our ground Mexican chiles page and save yourself some work. Once the kitchen muse has struck, check out our wide range of Mexican recipes and get your party started!

Aji Paprika Chiles
Aji Paprika Chiles
(AH-hee pa-PREE-ka CHILL-ee)
Ancho Chile
Ancho Chile
Ancho Chiles (pronounced "AHN CHo"), Capsicum Annuum, are also referred to as chile ancho, ancho chili, and ancho pepper.
Cascabel Chiles
Cascabel Chiles
Cascabel Chile (pronounced “kas-ka-bel”), Capsicum annuum, are also called cascabel pepper, cascabel chili, or chile cascabel.
Chiltepin Chiles
Chiltepin Chiles
Chiltepin Pepper (pronounced "chil-te-pin"), Capsicum annuum, are also called chile chiltepin, chile tepin, or just chiltepin.
Chipotle Meco Chiles
Chipotle Meco Chiles
Chipotle Meco Chiles (pronounced “chuh-powt-lay mee-co”), Capsicum annuum, are also called chipotle meco, meco chipotle, 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.
Costeno Rojo Chiles
Costeno Rojo Chiles
Costeno Chile (pronounced “co-stain-yo”), Capsicum annuum, is also called chile Costeno, chili Costeno, or Costeno Pepper.
De Arbol Chiles
De Arbol Chiles
De Arbol Chiles, Capsicum annuum, are pronounced "day ar boll" and are also known as chile de Arbol, de arbol peppers, "pico de pa
Guajillo Chile
Guajillo Chile
Guajillo Chiles (pronounced "wha-hee- yo"), Capsicum annuum, are also referred to as dried Mirasol chile or chile Guajillo.
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.
Japones Chiles
Japones Chiles
Japones Peppers (pronounced "ja pon aaas"), Capsicum annuum, are also called hontaka, santaka, and Oriental chile peppers.
Mulato Chiles
Mulato Chiles
Mulato Pepper (pronounced “mu-la-to”), Capsicum annuum, is also called Chile mulato, mulato chile, or mulato chili.
Organic Chipotle Morita Chiles
Organic Chipotle Morita Chiles
Pronounced "chi-POHT-lay," the Chipotle chile is indigenous to Mexico and they've become nearly synonymous with the umbrella term "chile" here in the United States.
Organic Pasilla Negro Chiles
Organic Pasilla Negro Chiles
These chiles are indigenous to Central Mexico, and scientifically they are called Capsicum annuum. This is one third of the "holy trinity" of Mexican chiles used in Mexican moles.
Pasilla de Oaxaca Chiles
Pasilla de Oaxaca Chiles
Pasilla de Oaxaca Chiles (pronounced "Pah-SEE-yah day Waa-HAAK-kah"), Capsicum annuum, are also called pasilla Mixe (pronounced “mee-hay”), chile
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 pasill
Pequin Chiles
Pequin Chiles
Pequin Chile Pepper (pronounced “pee-kwin”), Capsicum annuum, are also called pequin pepper, chili pequin, or just pequin.
Puya Chiles
Puya Chiles
Puya Chiles (pronounced "POO-yuh"), Capsicum annuum, are also called chile puya, chile pulla, or puya peppers. There are approximately 15-18 Puya Chiles per ounce.  
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 serrano
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