Medium-Hot (Big Jim) is a variety of chile co-developed in our valley. It is a large meaty variety ranging in size from 7 to 10+ inches in length. Big Jim varies in heat from one pod to the next, so it is a favorite in our family to chop and use for medium heat enchiladas. It is also great for rellenos, if you don’t mind the differences in heat between pods. We once had a Big Jim relleno that held a half pound of hamburger! We hand roast all our frozen chile in the traditional New Mexican style then gently peel it by hand. All our frozen chile is packaged in 1lb vacuum sealed freezer bags, which are even re-sealable. Frozen is shipped in insulated containers on gel packs and typically delivered less than 36 hours from the time it is taken out of our freezers.
Roasted Red Big Jim has a great flavor, and can be used in all the same dishes as green chile. Our Roasted Red chile can also be used to make traditional New Mexican red enchilada sauce. Check out our recipes for more great ideas!