If you live anywhere near the southwest, you’ll see signs everywhere right about now proclaiming that Hatch season is here, it’s now or next year!

We don’t talk a lot about specific ingredients on this site because we want our recipes to be accessible, but there are some that just need to be experienced. Due to my love of all things New Mexico, I buy a giant box of Hatch chiles every year and try my best to finish them before they go bad. Traditionally people freeze them, but not me, I just try to eat the whole 25lb apple (chile) box worth in under the two weeks the peppers typically last for.

What to Make with Hatch Chiles | www.iamafoodblog.com

Our best Hatch chile recipes

If you’re thinking about buying a box this year, or already have, these are some of our best Hatch chile recipes. Pro tip: if you’re lucky enough to live in the southwest, look for roasting days at your local grocery stores and if not, a lot of chile farms in New Mexico will ship boxes to you.

Easy 4 Ingredient Hatch Chile Salsa Verde | www.iamafoodblog.com

Easy 4 Ingredient Hatch Chile Salsa Verde

This smoky spicy salsa verde makes everything better.

Slow Cooker Green Chili Hatch Chile Verde Recipe | www.iamafoodblog.com

Slow Cooker Green Chili Hatch Chile Verde

Some say this classic New Mexico staple is the best pork stew ever, in any cuisine, and I agree. This is the perfect gateway drug to all things green chile.

Oven-Baked Hatch Chile Salsa Verde Honey Chicken Thighs | www.iamafoodblog.com

Easy Oven-Baked Hatch Green Chile Salsa Verde Hot Honey Chicken Thighs

You won’t believe how good hot honey chicken is when it’s spiked with hatch. Super easy, very healthy, this is the oven baked chicken of my summer dreams.

Green Chile Cheeseburger Fried Rice | www.iamafoodblog.com

Green Chile Cheeseburger Fried Rice

Cheeseburger fried rice is one of the best things in the world, and green chile cheeseburgers are the best cheeseburgers, QED: maybe the best fried rice in the world?

Creamy Green Chile Mac and Cheese

If you love spicy jalapeno mac and cheese (and who doesn’t?) this is the same idea, taken 5 levels up.

Double Green Chile Cheeseburger

The smoky spicy peppers enhance the cheesiness of this cheeseburger in an unexplainable way. You kind of have to taste it to believe it, but green chile cheeseburger is widely considered the best cheeseburger on the planet for a reason.

Hatch Green Chile Wontons 2 ways | www.iamafoodblog.com

Hatch Green Chile Wontons 2 ways

These are wonton wrapped little balls of smoky spicy heaven. Who doesn’t love wontons, especially both deep fried and in soup?

Get your Hatch chile fix while they’re around. They’re one of the best parts of summer for me.
-Mike

6 Comments

  1. Marc Pitts says:

    Just wondering why you don’t freeze you’re green chile? If you look in any true New Mexican’s

    1. Mike says:

      No reason other than I like the seasonal aspect of it (and we don’t have room in our freezer). I do know most New Mexicans freeze theirs, but I think you’d agree that freshest is still bestest.

    2. Margaret Faill says:

      I have my hatch chili toasted in site from vendor. ( I fly from Nashville to Denver to get my chili). After returning home I peel them and seed them and store them in freezer by vacuum sealing 3 or 4 chili per pack. Whatever you use them for, just pull out of freezer and they’re ready to go.

  2. Angelina says:

    You can get them right now at Trader Joe’s, if there is one in your town! I’m buying a bag and making a couple of these recipes here in Chicago!

    1. Stephanie says:

      yas for trader joe’s!!!!!!

  3. Sharon Ruth says:

    I just made a roaster full yesterday and was up til 3 am getting them packed up, labeled? And in the refrigerator and freezer. My husband, son, and grandson are going dove hunting and meet up with a group with an annual get together. So, I made a huge batch to go. Used up what chilies I had in the freezer (about 10 pounds) and had over 12 pounds of pork in the pot. My neighbor up the street said he could smell it cooking last night. (I just took him some)

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