Product: Dried Pasilla Chile Pepper Oaxaca

There are approximately 3 dried Pasilla Negro Chiles per ounce. (depending on the chile size varies)

MOQ: 11 Lbs

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About the Product

The color of the pasilla negro can range from dark aubergine to black (in fact, “negro” is the Spanish word for “black”). The flavor is dark, rich, and rather luxurious. It’s often described as chocolatey, or tasting of prunes and raisins. In fact, it’s considered one of the most flavorful chiles of all and one that likes to stand in the spotlight of a recipe. For traditional mole recipes, the pasilla pepper is part of the “Holy Trinity” of chiles; the other two being the ancho pepper and the Mulato pepper.

  • Rinse this product with warm water first. To rehydrate, let soak in hot water for 10 minutes. Next, add to any recipe where the product will cook a minimum of 10 minutes. You may also, after rehydration, dice or puree before adding to your recipe.
  • All-Natural, Gluten-Free, Non-GMO
  • Whole
  • Cuisine Asian, Cajun, Caribbean, Chinese, Indian, Latin American, Mexican, Pakistani, Southwestern American, Thai
  • Store in a cool, dry place.
  • Scoville Heat Scale 1,000–2,500, 3,500–8,000
  • Shelf Life 3 years
  • Product of Mexico

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High Vacuum packing is a method of packaging that removes air from the package prior to sealing. Shrink film is sometimes used to have a tight fit to the contents. Vacuum packing reduces atmospheric oxygen, limiting the growth of aerobic bacteria or fungi, and preventing the evaporation of volatile components.

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Pronounced “pah-SEE-yah” the word Pasilla Peppers are derived from the word “Pasa” which translates to “little black raisin”. Pasilla Negros are indigenous to Central Mexico and are a member of the chile species Capsicum annuum. The Dried Pasilla Pepper Negro chile is a key chile in the famous “holy trinity” of Mexican chiles used in Mexican moles along with the Ancho and the Mulato chiles.

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Like many chiles, these are known as one thing when dried and are called something else when fresh. When dried they are called Pasilla Negro, chile negro, chile pasilla, and chile pasilla pepper de Mexico. The fresh version is known as Chilaca Chiles and these dark green chiles have a similar heat profile to the more popular Poblano pepper.

The fresh chilaca is narrow and grows up to 10” long and usually has a twisted shape, which is not as pronounced when dried. The fresh chilaca chile is also known as pasilla bajio, chile negro or “Mexican negro” because. Chilacas change from dark green to dark brown as they mature.

Beware of California Suppliers

For a long time grocers in the United States and Canada have been accidentally misinforming you. Often, fresh green poblano peppers have been labeled as pasilla peppers. This has led to a widely held confusion as to what exactly a pasilla pepper is. Is it a fresh green chile to be stuffed or a dried dark chile to be toasted? The answer is the latter. The pasilla is a dried chilaca pepper, a gnarled and dark green chile.

If you use a California based supplier for your Pasilla chiles be aware that it may not actually be a Pasilla Pepper Negro that you’re getting. In California, the ancho chile is frequently called pasilla. In California and other areas where the fusion of Cal-Mex cuisine is prevalent fresh poblano chiles are often referred to as pasilla pepper.

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Dried Pasilla Pepper Negros are long, thin chiles that are 5” – 10″ in length and 1″ to 1-1/2” wide at the top (by the stem). Meanwhile, ancho chiles (which are dried versions of poblano chiles) are about 3” wide and 4” in length and tapers to a point.

The color of Pasilla Pepper Negro chiles is dark blackish-purple, similar to the color of an eggplant or a raisin. So if you get your dried chiles from California growers or suppliers be sure to check carefully as may not be true pasilla peppers.

Flavor and Heat Profile
This thinly fleshed chile has one of the more sophisticated chile flavors and is a favorite of chiliheads. The taste is pungent and tangy with a long-lasting deep rich flavor and woodsy undertones.

Pasilla Pepper Negro chiles are considered a mild heat chile and come in at 1,000 to 2,000 Scoville Heat Units (SHU).

How to Use

In addition to Mexican moles, Pasilla Chiles are used in adobo sauces and salsas. In central Mexico, they’re used as the signature flavor in tortilla soup. When used in the soup it is more common to add the crushed Pasilla Negro chiles on top of the soup than to have them added to the base during cooking but you can certainly do both for more complex depths of flavor.

This chile is a flavorful ingredient when used in your favorite Mexican recipes such as tacos, enchiladas, burritos, quesadillas, and tostadas but they also work well in cream sauce dishes (especially for fish) and we also like to be a bit adventurous and use them in meatloaf, beef stew or corn chowder.

Pasilla Negro chiles work well in combination with duck, fennel, fruits, garlic, honey, lamb, Mexican oregano, mushrooms, and seafood.

Helpful Hints
A puree of soaked Pasilla Pepper Negro chiles will be brownish-black with reddish overtones. Pasillas yield a fair amount of pulp per ounce.

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We like to dry toast these before re-hydrating them for maximum flavor. To re-hydrate soak in hot water for 15-20 minutes but be careful to not let them soak for longer than that or they become bitter. 

The Pasilla Negro is closely related to one of our favorite hard to find chiles – Pasilla de Oaxaca from the Oaxacan region of Mexico. If you’re a fan of flavorful Mexican chiles then you’ll love our growing selection that includes – Ancho, Cascabel, Chipotle “Moritas”, Chipotle “Mecos”, Guajillo, Puya, de Arbol, Mulato, Habanero, Chocolate Habanero, and Pequin.

Pasilla peppers aren’t too spicy and have a delicious smoky aroma. These will also give this salsa its distinctive color.

Recommended Applications

Use this Pasilla Negro Chile for cream-based sauces, soups, salsa, or for mole. With a fruity flavor and herbaceous undertones, this chili powder is also fantastic with fish, poultry, or to spice up your favorite enchilada or taco.

Some of our favorite recipes using Pasilla Negro chiles are Texas 3 Chiles Chili, Mexican Mole, and Mole Chili.

How to Cook Pasilla Pepper Salsa

You may have stumbled across dried peppers at your local grocery store. You can use these to make delicious salsas. This is a template that can be used with any type of dried pepper. Enjoy!

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  • Take the tails off and chop. Keep the seeds.
  • Roughly chop your onions
  • Do the same with the garlic
  • Cut the tomatoes in 1/8s. Keep the juices
  • Heat your pan over medium-high heat and add 1 1/2 tbsp of olive oil.
  • Add the dried pasilla peppers and fry for 3-5 minutes. Be careful! You don’t want to burn these. The idea is to just sear the peppers a bit to enhance the flavor. This also flavors the oil.
  • Add the garlic and sauté for 3 minutes.
  • Add the garlic and cook until the garlic has some brown spots

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Almost there….

  • Now add the tomatoes. Cook until soft.
  • Now, we need to add the chicken broth. If you’re animal-conscious, you can use water or veggie broth, but I must admit it tastes better with the chicken one.
  • Add to the pan
  • Raise the heat to high
  • When it starts boiling, lower the heat and let the salsa simmer for 10 minutes
  • After that time, remove from the heat and let it cool for 15 minutes
  • Put into the blender
  • Blend until you can’t see any pieces floating. It needs to be fully blended.

Voila! Pasilla salsa. Enjoy!

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Packing Details

Vacuum packing is a method of packaging that removes air from the package prior to sealing. Shrink film is sometimes used to have a tight fit to the contents. Vacuum packing reduces atmospheric oxygen, limiting the growth of aerobic bacteria or fungi, and preventing the evaporation of volatile components.

  • Unit Type: Piece
  • Carton Box
  • Package Weight: 4 lbs
  • Package Size: 13.11in x 12.67in x 3.93in

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Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 13.11 × 12.67 × 3.93 in
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