Hatch chile recipes are incredibly popular in the southwestern and western portions of the United States. 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. Watch our video tutorial to learn how to roast hatch chiles and get 10 delicious hatch chile recipes to help you explore new ways to enjoy these peppers.
How spicy are hatch green chile peppers?
If you love spicy peppers, these roasted hatch chile recipes are for you. Follow along with me and find a new recipe using hatch chiles to try!
You will find easy breakfast, lunch, and dinner recipes that help you use these special chiles. Here is an easy to follow, short video explaining how to fire-roast hatch chiles!
How to Roast Hatch Chiles – Video Tutorial
Are you ready to don your gloves and roast some New Mexico green 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 Roast Hatch Chiles on a Grill:
- 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.
How to Roast Hatch Green Chiles on a Stove:
- Turn on your stove.
- Heat a cast iron pan until it is hot. Add a teaspoon or two of a high heat oil like avocado oil. You just barely want to coat the pan so less is better.
- Add the chiles and allow to char on each side. Turn to char each side.
- Allow the peppers to cool.
- Follow steps 6-8 above.
What are Hatch Chiles?
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.
Popular Varieties of Hatch Chiles:
- New Mexico #20 is the mildest of the chiles.
- Big Jim is medium hot/spicy.
- Sandia Select is HOT.
- New Mexico green chile 6-4 is the most common chile.
Are you ready to feast your eyes on some delicious ways to enjoy hatch chiles?
One of the things I love about this sandwich is the flavor combination. Caramelized onion adds a sweetness that is absolutely perfect with the spice of hatch chiles. If you don’t have a panini machine, just pan fry like you would a regular grilled cheese sandwich.
This easy hummus recipe is what started my addiction to hatch chiles. I love spice and this spicy dip is sure to please anyone who likes a spicy food.
Potatoes are mild, add lots of cheese and chiles…and you get the perfect brunch side dish to feed a big crowd!
Potato skins are the ultimate appetizer! They taste even better with some hatch chiles for a boost of flavor.
This easy hatch green chile soup recipe is a great way to use up leftover turkey or chicken!! Add in as many hatch chiles as you dare!
What can I say, I am a sucker for Mexican foods like this chicken verde recipe! The hatch green chile sauce in this recipe makes me drool!
This is a surprisingly easy dish to make. Dump all of the ingredients into your slow cooker and that hatch chile flavor slow cooks into the meat.
I am a huge polenta fan…this delicious dish would make a wonderful dinner recipe.
Cheese and polenta are perfect flavors for breakfast. Add in spice and a fried egg a breakfast that is definitely not boring!
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