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Chile peppers

  • Recipe

    Charred Shishito Peppers with Sesame

    These peppers are seasoned with gomasio, a Japanese condiment of toasted sesame seeds and salt. Its nutty crunch is the perfect complement to the smoky-sweet peppers. Sprinkle extra gomasio on…

  • How-To

    Hot Chocolate

    Chef Rick Bayless pairs chiles and chocolate in Mexican-inspired recipes both savory and sweet.

  • Recipe

    Roasted Red Pepper Dip

    Smoky and sultry, this is a sophisticated dip for pairing with Homemade Potato Chips (of course, they make store-bought ones taste better too). You can roast the peppers yourself or…

  • Recipe

    Sausage and Sweet Pepper Grilled Pizza

    Little Italy's favorite street sandwich—Italian sausage and peppers—comes to life on top of this crispy, smoky pizza crust. This way you get more toppings and less bread. Now that's amore!

  • Recipe

    Sriracha Sauce

    This homemade version of the insanely popular Thai hot chile-garlic sauce is thinner and fresher-tasting than store-bought. It needs a few days to ferment at room temperature, but it’s worth…

  • Recipe

    Creamy Chile Sauce

    Chipotle chiles pack some heat, but it’s tamed by sour cream. This sauce is wonderful with Sear-Roasted Beef Tenderloin, and it's delicious paired with roast chicken, pork, or lamb, too.

  • Recipe

    Chiles Rellenos

    Fried in a fluffy batter and served with a roasted tomato sauce, these stuffed poblano chiles are a Mexican classic. The filling is based on Cuban picadillo, a blend of…

  • How-To

    How to Make Chiles Rellenos

    A Step-by-Step Guide to Stuffing and Frying this Mexican Classic

  • Recipe

    Chilled Poblano Soup

    This soup should have a little kick to it, but you have to be careful with poblanos because they can sometimes pack a wallop. To be sure you don’t overdo…

  • Recipe

    Spicy Slow-Cooker Veggie Chili with Summer Squash and Jalapeños

    This colorful chili is delicious with sour cream, diced avocados, and warm tortillas or lime-flavored tortilla chips. For less heat, omit the jalapeño.

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