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A Complete Guide to Mexican Chile: 13 Essential Chile Peppers

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Nov 8, 2020 • 5 min read

The Mexican Chile (or the Americanized ‘chili’), is a staple ingredient in many traditional Mexican recipes. There are many different kinds of chiles prepared in a number of ways to enhance and develop the flavor of these dishes. The type of chile you use depends on the cuisine you’re making, so it’s important to know which chile peppers are the best ones to include for your recipe.