Hatch chiles

Hatch Chile Borracho Beans

Hatch Chile Borracho Beans

The onset of hatch chile season means that the pot of beans I make for the 2-3 TexMex nights that are always on the menu get a green chile makeover. Where I come from, you usually have three options for beans on taco night: refried beans, charro beans, and borracho beans. Refried beans are easy, [...]

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How to Roast Hatch Green Chiles (And Every Other Pepper Out There)

If you’ve spent any time poking around the blog at any point over the last 8 (!) years in late summer, you know you can guarantee three things: 1) Somewhere, I’m bitching about the oppressive Texas heat and humidity. 2) I’m hoarding stocking up on hatch chiles. 3) I’m planning my next margarita, usually with [...]

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7-Layer Hatch Chile Dip with HEB Primo Picks

Smell that? That’s the smell of August. It’s the fiery, smokey scent of (probably) a ton of Hatch Chiles roasting at the door step of my HEB. This month, my package of HEB Primo Picks was bursting at the seams with Hatch Chile This and Hatch Chile That and Oh! Oh! – More Hatch Chile [...]

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Baked Chili & White Cheddar-Hatch Cornbread with HEB Primo Picks

Baked Chili & White Cheddar-Hatch Chile Cornbread

We’re coming up on week 4 and salty, overseasoned Houston football “fans” have already thrown in the towel on the Texans’ season. Three times. And we’re 2-1. This city has had a long, jaded journey with professional football. And let’s face it, those fans probably had a few too many while tailgating. BUT THAT’S NO [...]

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Crockpot Black Beans with Hatch Chiles, Chicken Sausage, and Quinoa

Black Beans with Hatch Chiles, Chicken Sausage, and Quinoa

I was just not cut out to be a hoarder. I try – like really try – but in the end, neurosis kicks in and my priorities immediately shift to depleting the mountain of whatever I just bought “because it was such a great deal!” as quickly as humanly possible. Obtaining things – not hard. [...]

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Roasted Hatch Chile & Chicken Enchiladas

Roasted Hatch Chile & Chicken Enchiladas

I strongly dislike corn tortillas that haven’t been fried into chips. The flavor, the texture, the total pain-in-the-assness when it comes to cracking and rolling and splitting. But flour tortillas? LOVE. I am firmly in the “ain’t no enchilada tortilla like a flour tortilla” camp. I might also run the Down With Corn Tortillas SuperPac. [...]

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Hatch Chile and Chicken Nachos

Hatch Chile and Chicken Nachos

What do you get when football and hatch chiles are back? Nachos. Gloriously, gooey nachos worthy of two of the best seasons-within-a-season that I can think of. Last week, we had the Broncos game and Hatch Chile & Chicken Nachos on the menu. A messy, as-easy-to-make-as-it-was-to-eat spread totally worthy of the return of football. Real [...]

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Roasted Hatch Chile Hummus

Roasted Hatch Chile Hummus

My grocery store goes all out for hatch chile season, throwing their very own Hatch Chile Fest – complete with huge roasters parked outside the front entrance. And it’s kind of a PR gal’s (or guy’s!) dream come true. You’ve got a specialty item from a specific region with limited production. Limited availability = hype. [...]

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