Red Chile Powder
Southwestern and Mexican food are the forerunners in haute cuisine right now; since bold and spicy flavors add intensity and fire to dishes, few of these recipes don’t call for chile. Our red chile powder can enhance your dishes while adding heat and a unique flavor profile you can call your own.
Many of our chiles classify as “red chiles” and can be ground into fine red chile powder to boost the flavors of your recipe. Some of our favorite red chiles include:
Our New Mexico red chile powder is indicative of the Southwest and adds authenticity to New Mexican cooking. New Mexico red chile powder can be used in a variety of applications: soups, stews, sauces, salsas, meat rubs, enchiladas, and more!
De Arbol peppers measure 15,000 – 30,000 Scoville units (or a 7 on The Chile Guy’s 0-10 heat scale). These hot peppers are similar to the Cayenne pepper and are frequently utilized in Cajun cooking for their heat.
Chipotle is America’s favorite Southwestern flavor profile. Chipotle powder can be produced from a fully ripe red Jalapeno (chipotle morita) or by smoking green Jalapenos until they turn a warm brown color (chipotle meco). Imparting a strong, smoky flavor, our chipotle powders, whole peppers, and flakes can be used to enhance the taste of sauces, soups and a variety of other cuisine.
One of the most commonly used chiles, Ancho red chile powder is made from pure dried Ancho peppers. Lending a sweet, earthy flavor to dishes, the Ancho pepper is one of the “Holy Trinity” of Mexican chile peppers, along with the Guajillo and Pasilla.
A Mexican “Holy Trinity” pepper, the Negro Pasilla is most often used in Mexican moles, casseroles, and sauces.
The Chile Guy de-stems all of our chiles before pulverizing (en polvo) them into fine powder at our own mill. De-seeded chile powder is available upon request. All powders must meet rigorous standards of quality and are Kosher certified and FDA inspected. Made from the finest selection of red chiles, our red chile powders contain no additives or artificial dyes; it’s just plain, natural, authentic mouth-watering chile.