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Cascabel chile

Spanish name: Cascabel
  [kahs-kah-BEL]

Chile cascabel are bright to dark red large round chiles. The name means "rattle" because of the shape and the seeds make a rattling sound when you shake the chile. Cascabels have a slightly nutty flavor and are typically toasted on a comal and added to meat sauces and salsas
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Substitute for cascabel chile

Another chile with moderate heat such as an ancho. You can use a chipotle meco which is a bit hotter with a more defined "smoke" flavor

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