Frieda's Specialty Produce - Dried Guajillo Peppers



  • The Guajillo chile is a relatively mild variety of the Mirasol chile. The word “guajillo” means “little gourd” in Spanish and refers to the shape of the chile. They offer a slight sweetness along with a subtle spicy flavor with a heat of 2-4 out of 10 on the Scoville heat scale.

Quick Usage Ideas

  • Grind or crush into soups, salsas and chile sauces. Always handle chiles with caution – Never touch your eyes, nose or mouth directly after handling chiles.

Healthy Highlight

  • Hot peppers are packed with capsaicin, which is being studied for its pain-relieving properties.

Selection & Storage

  • Choose semi-flexible pods and store in a cool, dry place. Use within 2 months of purchase for best flavor.


Guajillo Chile Salsa

Guajillo Chile Salsa Ingredients: 5 cloves garlic, unpeeled 1 1/2 teaspoons oil 1 2-ounce Frieda’s Dried Guajillo Chiles 1 1/2 cups finely chopped onion 2 cups diced tomatoes 1/3 cup beef or chicken broth 1 1/2 teaspoons Frieda’s Chopped Fresh … Continue reading


Chilaquiles Ingredients 1 2-ounce package dried guajillo peppers 8 ounces tomatillos, husked and chopped 1/2 cup chopped onion 2 garlic cloves, minced 1/4 teaspoon cumin seeds 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth Tortilla chips 2 cups skinned, cooked, and shredded chicken … Continue reading