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We love using roasted Big Jim chile on everything from stews to pizzas to burgers. Because they're so large, they are also easy to roast and peel with easy to peel skin and thick meaty flesh.
And, while Big Jim Chile are famously grown in New Mexico, you can really grow them anywhere you can grow other vegetables like tomatoes – you don't have to live in New Mexico to have a giant chile harvest! The above photo is from one of our customers who grows our chile seeds in Northern Wyoming – she likes to grow our Big Jim seeds in Sheridan, Wyoming with great success. Check out her photos she sent us above of her expansive chile garden.
If you want to grow a giant chile but want more heat, check out our Doublecross Hatch Chile, shown above, which is the perfect chile for those that love Big Jim but want a little more heat. Large and hot meaty pods can grow up to 9” long, so they're also huge!
We love roasting our giant green chile pods on the grill at home, and then we peel and deseed them for using for adding intense flavor and some heat to any dish. We steam ours in our old trusty pyrex glass baking dishes, they're perfect with glass lids to steam the chile after roasting, making easy to peel them. Many people use plastic bags to do this, but we don't like putting hot food into plastic, not to mention the plastic waste, so we use glass dishes and lids instead.
One of our favorite things is when the skin slides right off of our giant green chile pods after roasting, and you have a perfect flavorful specimen to admire like the one above!
Check out all of our Big Jim Chile varieties »