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The Big Jim pepper is a New Mexico chile pepper cultivar of the species Capsicum annuum with a mild Scoville rating. This cultivar is extensively grown in New Mexico where it was developed and is popular in New Mexican cuisine. Big Jim peppers are both sweet and mild and are normally picked while still green. The fruits are large and thick walled, often exceeding over a foot in length, and they are almost exclusively used to produce roasted green chili in New Mexican cuisine.
Our Big Jim's are sun-dried and red. This one is crushed.
Sun-dried chile requires a longer process than oven-dried, and one in which nearly everything is done by hand. This chile retains its natural orange color as it is not darkened in an oven. The taste is rich, earthy and sweet. The availability of sun-dried chile is more limited and this chile is more expensive. Once you taste the difference you’re hooked! Our growers are from Chimayo and other locations in northern and southern New Mexico.
Most often, chile powder sold in stores is a mixture of additional ingredients such as garlic powder, cumin or oregano. Rest assured that our Sun-Dried Heirloom Chile is 100 percent chile.
1 oz package