Pueblo chile is the most famous chile of our region, attracting chile aficionados’ attention from around the world. Its pungency ranges between 5,000 and 20,000 Scoville Heat Units, the measurement method used to rank chile heat. Pueblo chilies are comparable to moderate jalapeno peppers, and are usually a little warmer than cayenne peppers. The growing conditions in Southeastern Colorado render some of the best chile available. Hot, dry, sunny summer days, combined with our rich soils and pure Colorado water yield some of the hottest and most flavorful chilies. Watch out for the little ones – they’ve been tortured the most and are the hottest.
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis says his state’s Pueblo chiles are the best — which got him roasted by New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham. The heat is rising in a tiff between the governors of Colorado and New Mexico, and
Whole Food Markets selling Pueblo Chile at their stores in some Rocky Mountain states replacing Hatch Chile! That Whole Foods Markets replaced Hatch Chile at many of their stores is great news for local farms and Pueblo’s reputation as the Chile producing