New Mexico chiles (aka Anaheim Peppers) have a mild smooth flavor. Red chiles (a ripened green) are slightly sweeter, while green chiles contain a delicate smoky flavor. Color is not typically a heat indicator. Both colors are good for using in Southwestern dishes when less heat is desired, and complement eggs, stews, fruit salsas, and vegetable dishes.
Spice Fun Fact: While New Mexicos official state vegetable is the chile pepper, it is classified by horticulturists as a fruit and botanists as a berry.