Ingredients: Tepin Chili.
Description: Also called Chiltepin, this is a wild pepper that grows in parts of Mexico, Arizona, Texas, and New Mexico. It is sometimes called the "mother of all peppers," because it is thought to be the oldest form in the Capsicum annuum species. Tepin peppers, nicknamed "bird’s eye" peppers, rank high in heat level. Some chile enthusiasts argue that the Tepin is hotter than the Red Savina habañero pepper. Use in Mexican recipes and in Posolé dishes, and if you love hot chili, salsa and stews, this is the chile for you. Use a very small amount of this hot pepper to any dish.