Category: green chile

  • The Hatch Chile Season: A New Mexico Tradition

    The Hatch Chile Season: A New Mexico Tradition

    Every year, as summer wanes and the days begin to shorten, a vibrant energy pulses through New Mexico. The culprit? The Hatch chile season, a cherished time when the state comes alive with the smoky aroma of roasting chiles. From bustling farmers markets to roadside stands overflowing with vibrant red and green pods, the Hatch…

  • Hatch Chile Roasting Near you in 2024

    Hatch Chile Roasting Near you in 2024

    Where to get roasted green chile in Albuquerque 2024? We roast chile at 2010 Eubank Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87112. When it comes to roasted Hatch green chile in Albuquerque, the original is always worth checking out. We’ve been roasting chile since 1977, before anyone else in the city. Most other roasters were just kids…

  • How to Peel Roasted Hatch Green Chile: A Handy Guide

    How to Peel Roasted Hatch Green Chile: A Handy Guide

    Are you ready to embark on a flavorful journey with the delicious roasted Hatch green chile in 2024? These fiery peppers are a staple in Southwestern cuisine, adding a burst of smoky heat to any dish. But before you can fully enjoy their fiery goodness, you need to know how to peel them properly. In…

  • Hatch Green Chile Chicken Enchilada Recipe – Stacked and Rolled Enchiladas

    Hatch Green Chile Chicken Enchilada Recipe – Stacked and Rolled Enchiladas

    Introduction Looking for a delicious and flavorful New Mexican dish to spice up your dinner? Look no further! In this recipe, we’ll show you how to make mouthwatering Hatch green chile chicken enchiladas. Whether you prefer stacked enchiladas like a lasagna or the classic rolled version, this recipe has got you covered. Get ready to…

  • How to Make a Delicious Chile Relleno: A Fried Stuffed Hatch Green Chile

    How to Make a Delicious Chile Relleno: A Fried Stuffed Hatch Green Chile

    Are you a fan of Mexican or New Mexican cuisine? If so, you’ve probably heard of the mouthwatering dish called Chile Relleno. This traditional Mexican dish consists of a roasted Hatch green chile pepper stuffed with cheese, dipped in a fluffy egg batter, and then fried to perfection. The result is a crispy, golden brown…

  • The Hatch Chile Festival

    The Hatch Chile Festival

    People around the world love New Mexico chile, because it has a good manageable amount of heat and a lot of meatiness that can be used to pack a lot of chile flavor into any food you can imagine. Of New Mexico chile, Hatch chile is the most famous by far. In fact, Hatch chile…

  • Hatch Green Chile Roasting Near you in 2023

    Hatch Green Chile Roasting Near you in 2023

    Where to get roasted green chile in Albuquerque? We roast chile at 2010 Eubank Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87112. When it comes to roasted Hatch green chile in Albuquerque, the original is always worth checking out. We’ve been roasting chile since 1977, before anyone else in the city. Most other roasters were just kids or…

  • The Future of Hatch, NM Chile

    The Future of Hatch, NM Chile

    Every year, it seems that media organizations love to talk about how there is a shortage of green chile. I doubt that we will run out of delicious roasted chile any time soon. That being said, there are some problems facing green chile that will lead to price increases outpacing inflation. Problems facing chile in…

  • Hatch Chile in Pueblo Territory

    Hatch Chile in Pueblo Territory

    In case you are in Colorado and looking for some great roasted Hatch green chile this Labor Day weekend, Summerland Gardens will be roasting up a storm. They have mild, medium, hot, and extra hot available, as well as their local Pueblo chile too! We think that New Mexico chile is really special, and they…

  • 2022 Hatch chile season

    2022 Hatch chile season

    It’s July now, and that means green chile is almost ready! Although some farmers have already started harvesting chile, we believe it isn’t up to our standards yet. We will start roasting on August 4th, 2022 starting with Medium and Hot varieties, and more to come later as more chile matures. If you can’t wait…

  • Albuquerque Chile

    Albuquerque Chile

    If you think about chile in Albuquerque, probably two names come up, Farmers Market and Fruit Basket. A large reason for that is that we both have a lot of history in Albuquerque. When we first started roasting chile in Albuquerque in 1977, chile was already a large part of the cuisine, but roasting chile…

  • How to choose good New Mexico chile

    How to choose good New Mexico chile

    It’s June now, which means that chile has already been in the ground for over a month in all the major farming regions. We are around 2 months away from the 2022 chile season, and the time is right for a guide to how to pick out good chile. First things first is to evaluate…

  • It’s time to grow New Mexico chile

    It’s time to grow New Mexico chile

    It is March 2024 now, and the weather in New Mexico now is quite cold, but it will probably be the last real winter weather of the season. That means it is almost time to plant chile! If you want to plant indoors and transfer later, you can do it from the beginning of March,…

  • Hatch Chile Roasting Near you in 2022

    Hatch Chile Roasting Near you in 2022

    Where to get roasted green chile When it comes to roasted Hatch green chile in Albuquerque, the original is always worth checking out. We’ve been roasting chile since 1977, before anyone else in the city. Most other roasters were just kids or not born born yet back then. Our address is 2010 Eubank, and we…

  • Using chile powder

    Using chile powder

    If you have ever walked down the spice aisle of the grocery store, odds are you have found at least one or two types of chile powder. Paprika is widely used throughout Europe and the Americas. It is not spicy, but it gives a nice earthy flavor to whatever it is used on. Cayenne pepper…

  • Why is Hatch Chile so Famous?

    Why is Hatch Chile so Famous?

    In New Mexico, chile is a big deal to say the least. We schedule our year around picking up enough fresh roasted chile during the season. If we are running low in October, you better believe we will make a mad dash to the closest chile roaster to stock up ASAP. One place in New…

  • The New Mexican Chile Tradition

    The New Mexican Chile Tradition

    If you have found yourself here, odds are you are curious about chile, whether it is from Hatch or somewhere else in New Mexico. We care a lot about our chile here, with former US senator Pete Dominici going as far to include the official spelling as “chile” in congress. The state question “Red or…

  • Green Chile

    Green Chile

    As we are a chile market in New Mexico, green chile is our bread and butter. We’ve been roasting chile in Albuquerque since 1977, and selling it since 1962. In New Mexico, green chile will be put into everything, even candy and drinks. Over the years, there have been many varieties of green chile grown in New…

  • Lumbre, the hottest New Mexico chile

    Lumbre, the hottest New Mexico chile

    Lumbre chile is a relatively new New Mexico chile variety which is quite spicy. It was developed by Jimmy Lyttle, son of “Big Jim” Lyttle. Considering Big Jim is arguably the most famous New Mexico chile, that is some spicy heritage they have. When compared to other chile peppers, New Mexico chile in general is…

  • The End of the 2021 New Mexico Chile Season

    The End of the 2021 New Mexico Chile Season

    This season has been an interesting one to say the least. It started out incredibly slow. Part of the reason might be that other chile roasters started roasting in July, while we begin in August. The heat waves this year did contribute to an earlier chile season than normal. Regardless, we won’t sell chile that…

  • Jhett’s New Mexico Green Chile Recipe

    Jhett’s New Mexico Green Chile Recipe

    As enthusiasts from around the world gather for the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, it’s the perfect time to celebrate with a local culinary favorite—the green chile sauce. Renowned for its unique flavor, roasted green chile holds a special place in New Mexican culture and has even spread its influence to places like Denver. Today’s recipe…

  • Fermented New Mexico Green Chile

    Fermented New Mexico Green Chile

    My experience with fermentation I’ve been an avid fan of fermentation for years. Whether it is brewing beer with yeast, using salt to encourage lactobacteria, or using koji to ferment different grains, I have done them all. There is a special complexity of flavor which only fermentation unlocks. Reasons to ferment The benefits of fermentation…

  • Chile Roasting in Albuquerque

    Chile Roasting in Albuquerque

    Where to get chile roasted in Albuquerque If you are looking to get some green chile roasted in Albuquerque, there is only one place that has been doing it since 1977. Farmers Chile Market, located at 2010 Eubank Blvd NE, or just Farmers Market back then, started the Albuquerque chile roasting tradition when the owner…

  • The Many Varieties of Chile

    The Many Varieties of Chile

    Many types of New Mexico chile Although we sell green chile by temperature, Mild, Medium, Hot, Extra Hot, XXX-hot, etc, the differences between them run deeper than that. Chile has been a big thing in New Mexico for a long time, and as a result, many different varieties exist. Many are bred for their size…

  • Ode to Chile Pickers

    Ode to Chile Pickers

    Picking chile is a pretty high paid job. In general, pickers have been making more than $15 an hour for years. That being said, I think there are few jobs more difficult that picking chile. The plants themselves don’t grow much higher than 2 feet. They also keep producing and need to be harvested about…

  • How to roast Hatch chile with a barrel roaster

    How to roast Hatch chile with a barrel roaster

    Following up from my guide to roast green chile, I want to talk about how to roast with a big roaster. The barrel roasters are great, because they not only roast the chile, but the spinning peels them as well. The first step is to put the chile in. Depending on the sack you use,…

  • Will travel for New Mexico chile

    Will travel for New Mexico chile

    Something nice about visiting chile farms, is that they tend to be in valleys with beautiful scenery all around. This is a picture of one of the fields at Snake Ranch in San Antonio, New Mexico, where we get most of our late season green chile from, as well as tomatoes and cantaloupe. Every season,…

  • How to roast Hatch green chile

    How to roast Hatch green chile

    If you want to know how to roast New Mexico green chile, or most chile peppers, look no further. To begin with, we need to analyze what we want from the roast. In general, the purpose of roasting is mainly to peel the chile, with a smaller emphasis put on giving it a smoky flavor…