Hatch chiles are a deliciously spicy long green pepper that packs a fair amount of heat. They are in stores now…so if you like spicy, give them a try. Here are 10 delicious hatch chile recipes to help you explore new ways to enjoy these peppers.
If you love spice, these fun roasted hatch chile recipes are for you. Follow along with me and find a new recipe to try! You will find easy breakfast, lunch, and dinner recipes that help you use these special chiles. I also include an easy to follow short video to show you how to fire-roast your own hatch chiles!
Are you ready to don your gloves and roast some chiles? I can’t stress enough that you want to wear gloves when you are peeling the skin off these roasted chiles. If you forget and then touch your eyes, it really hurts!!
How to Fire Roast Hatch Chiles:
- Heat your grill to about 400 degrees.
- Wash your hatch chiles.
- Toss them on the grill whole.
- Let them get burned and blistered!
- Remove from the grill and allow the peppers to cool. This will help to loosen their skin.
- Don gloves and carefully peel off the burnt skin.
- Remove the stems and seeds.
- These are spicy and a little hatch chile pepper goes a long way in a recipe. I cut my chiles into small pieces and freeze them in an ice cube tray. Once they are frozen, I pop them into a freezer bag so I have them on-hand all year long.
Hatch chiles are grown in Hatch, New Mexico and are a wildly popular spicy pepper. They are most common in the Southwest, but they do show up in other areas of the country like here in the Bay Area!
I used to think hatch chiles were a specific type of chile, but I was wrong. Hatch really just refers to a region where chiles are grown.
Types of Chiles include:
- NM #20 is the mildest of the chiles.
- Big Jim is medium hot/spicy.
- Sandia Select is HOT.
- New Mex 6-4 is the most common chile.
Are you ready to feast your eyes on some delicious ways to enjoy hatch chiles?
Turkey and Hatch Chile Soup. (A great way to use up leftover turkey or chicken!!)
And a bonus because I can imagine hatch chiles are delicious in this soup!