HOME > Chowhound > General Topics >

Discussion

What Pepper? Red, slightly spicy and somewhat sweet

  • 9
  • Share

I was at a Mexican restaurant and they served me some sliced peppers on my entrée which I really enjoyed. I tried asking what they were but they didn't speak English so it was a lost cause.

The pepper was sliced thinly, it was red and was just a little bit spicy but also somewhat sweet. It was like a red bell pepper but spicier with a gentler skin. I have searched and searched and keep coming up blank. Anybody have any ideas as to what pepper this was?

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
Delete
Posting Guidelines | FAQs | Feedback
Cancel
  1. Some types of bell peppers are mildly hot, such as Mexi-Bell.

    1 Reply
    1. re: GH1618

      Never even heard of these. Thanks

    2. What was the diameter of the slices?

      2 Replies
      1. re: Veggo

        short diameter maybe 1/8" and long diameter maybe 1-2"

        1. re: Recursion

          The shape sounds like a New Mexico or an Anaheim. Possibly a Cubanelle.

      2. maybe a ripe jalapeno

        1. Sounds like it could be a ripe Cubanelle pepper.

          Other possibilities are ripe versions of the Poblano or Peppadew.

          1. Fresno?

            1 Reply
            1. re: sandylc

              have you tried a peppadew? Not really Mexican but fits the description.