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How to Use It • Guajillos paint a glorious red color, so remove the seeds, hydrate them, and blend into an enchilada or chilaquiles sauce. You can also use guajillos in a marinade for tacos al pastor. Often you’ll strain any sauce made with guajillos, as the tough skin sometimes doesn’t completely break down.

Is it Hot? No. A smaller version of the guajillo, called the puya, is hot, so be careful.