Guajillo chiles are uniquely fruity with a sweet heat and tart, smoky undertones. The rich flavor of this mild chile makes it a versatile favorite anywhere chile base flavors are desired. Guajillo chiles are most frequently used in genuine Mexican cuisine and are usually paired with Ancho and Pasilla chiles to make signature Mexican moles. They’re also popular in regional Southwestern cuisine throughout Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. Use guiajillo chiles anywhere you'd normally use red pepper flakes, we love it on pizza, salads, soups or stews. Guajillos chiles have mild heat, typically between 2,500 to 5,000 SHU. You can also make a guajillo paste by soaking the flakes for 15-20 minutes then smashing into a paste with garlic, Mexican oregano, pepper, cumin, chicken stock and olive oil for a thick, red, flavorful sauce.
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