Field Notes

Pasilla-Dipped Grilled Cheese

Pasilla-Dipped Grilled Cheese

Makes 1 sandwich

The inspiration for this melty, messy sandwich is the pambazo, a classic street food dish from Mexico City. The bread absorbs all of the rich flavor of the chilies, which acts as a refreshing balance to the melted cheese. Serve with lots of napkins!

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The Pasilla Chili Pepper

Rich in concentrated in flavor, the pasilla is an amazingly versatile chili. Originally cultivated in central Mexico, the pasilla is just as at home in a light fish stew as it is in a rich mole. Plus, it’s widely available dried.

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