Frieda's Specialty Produce - Hatch Chiles


What is a Hatch Chile?

  • Hatch Chiles are a much sought-after group of long green pepper varieties exclusively grown in the Mesilla Valley near Hatch, New Mexico. They look a bit like Anaheim Chiles but they are more zesty and flavorful, and could be a lot spicier!
  • Heat levels range from mild (a little spicier than bell peppers), medium (about jalapeño), to hot (almost habanero).
  • The robust, spicy flavor of the Hatch Chile makes it a beloved pepper for chile fans (aka “Chile Heads”), who go nuts for the zesty aroma as they are roasted over an open flame. Because of the Hatch Chile’s limited season — late summer/early fall — pepper aficionados all over the country flock to New Mexico’s famous Hatch Chile Festival each year over Labor Day weekend.
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How to Eat

  • Hatch Chile Peppers are ideal for roasting, which enhances the flavor and intensifies the heat level. Click here for our roasting instructions. Once roasted, slip the skins off and stuff with cheese for chile rellenos, or chop for salsas, sauces, chili, tamales, breads, etc.

Health Benefits

  • Good source of vitamin C.

How to Choose

  • Choose firm chiles with no blemishes.

How to Store

  • Keep fresh chiles refrigerated, wrapped in plastic. Roast or freeze within 5 days of purchase.

When are they in season?

  • August through early September

Where are they grown?

  • Product of Hatch, New Mexico, U.S.A.

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Easy New Mexico Cornbread

Easy New Mexico Cornbread Ingredients: 1 13-ounce package cornbread mix 1 cup creamed corn 2/3 cup sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained and chopped 1 tablespoon cilantro, minced 1 to 2 Roasted Hatch Chiles (or other peppers of your choice such … Continue reading

Hatch Green Chile Stew

Hatch Green Chile Stew Ingredients: 1 1/2  pounds lean stew meat, in approx. 3/4″ cubes 1/2 medium onion, chopped 3 cups water 4 garlic cloves, minced 8-10 Hatch Chiles, roasted, peeled, and diced 3 medium potatoes, diced Salt to taste … Continue reading

Tony’s ‘Down the Hatch’ Chili

Tony’s ‘Down the Hatch’ Chili Ingredients: 2 pounds ground beef 2 sweet onions, chopped 1 large red onion, chopped 3 carrots, chopped 4 garlic cloves, minced 6 Hatch Chiles, finely chopped 2 green bell peppers, chopped Two 28-ounce cans no-salt … Continue reading

Turquoise Trail Sliders

Turquoise Trail Sliders Recipe courtesy of New Mexico Department of Agriculture The Turquoise Trail is a 65-mile stretch of road along New Mexico Highway 14 between Tijeras Pueblo and Santa Fe. It is named after the precious stone mined in … Continue reading

Cheesy Soyrizo™ Dip

Cheesy Soyrizo™ Dip Ingredients 1 pound Velveeta 1 package Frieda’s Soyrizo™, removed from casing 1 10-ounce can diced tomatoes with green chiles with juices (or 1 can diced tomatoes with juice, and diced, roasted Hatch Chiles to taste) Steps Cut … Continue reading

Hatch Chile Chocolate Chip Cookies

Hatch Chile Chocolate Chip Cookies Original recipe by Jennifer Eubanks Ingredients 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened 3/4 cup granulated sugar 3/4 cup minus 2 tablespoons packed … Continue reading

Hatch Chile & Chicken Fajitas

Hatch Chile & Chicken Fajitas Ingredients: 2 whole boneless skinless chicken breasts 1 tablespoon ancho chile powder 1 tablespoon ground cumin Salt and pepper 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 red bell pepper, cut into strips 1 large onion, sliced 4 flour tortillas, warmed 4 … Continue reading

Hatch Chile Dressing

Hatch Chile Dressing Ingredients: 1 cup plain 0% fat Greek yogurt 2 Hatch Green Chiles, roasted, peeled, seeded, and chopped 1/2 cup roughly chopped Fresh Cilantro 1 teaspoon cumin 2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped Juice of half a lime Steps: … Continue reading

Hatch Chile Rellenos

Hatch Chile Rellenos Ingredients: 4 large eggs, separated 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup flour 8 Hatch Chiles, roasted and peeled 8 finger-sized pieces of American, Jack, or cheddar cheese 1 tablespoon flour 1/2 inch oil in frying pan Steps: Heat … Continue reading

Hatch Chile and Tomatillo Salsa

Hatch Chile and Tomatillo Salsa Ingredients: 9 Tomatillos, medium-sized 2 Hatch Chiles, fresh 1 Jalapeno Chile, optional, for more heat 1/3 cup chopped onion 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 lime 1 cup water Steps: Remove husks from tomatillos, rinse, and quarter. … Continue reading

Grilled Polenta Cakes Topped with Hatch Chiles

Grilled Polenta Cakes Topped with Hatch Chiles Ingredients: 1 tube Frieda’s Organic Polenta, any flavor 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 3 Hatch Green Chiles, roasted, peeled, seeded, and thinly sliced, or Poblano or Anaheim chiles 1/4 cup … Continue reading

Hatch Chile Deviled Eggs

Hatch Chile Deviled Eggs Ingredients 6 large eggs 3 Hatch green chiles, roasted, peeled, seeded (if desired), and diced 3 tablespoons light mayonnaise 2 tablespoons non-fat Greek yogurt 2 tablespoons finely chopped chives or green onions 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin … Continue reading

Hatch Chile Apple Cobbler

Hatch Chile Apple Cobbler Introduce a new flavor to traditional apple cobbler with Hatch green chiles. Depending on the chiles’ heat and how much you use, the cobbler will be mild to hot, with a yummy, fresh taste. Ingredients 2 … Continue reading

Hatch Chile Tequila

Hatch Chile Tequila Ingredients 1 bottle (750 ml) tequila blanco 5 to 6 roasted* Hatch green chiles, halved lengthwise (seeding and/or peeling optional) Steps In large glass jar or pitcher, add Hatch chile halves. Pour tequila over chiles and stir. … Continue reading

Hatch Chile Margarita

Hatch Chile Margarita Ingredients 1 ounce Hatch Chile Tequila 1 ounce tequila blanco 4 ounces limeade (such as Simply limeade) One wedge lime, from lime cut into 8 wedges Ice Garnish: Margarita salt, strip of roasted Hatch chiles, and/or slice … Continue reading

Slow Cooker Hatch Chile Pork Stew

Slow Cooker Hatch Chile Pork Stew Ingredients 2 1/2 to 3 pounds pork (boneless thick-cut chops or shoulder), cut into 1-inch cubes 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper, plus more to … Continue reading

Roasted Hatch Chiles

Roasted Hatch Chiles How to Roast Hatch Chiles First, put on a pair of plastic gloves. Hatch chiles can be spicy! Don’t touch your mouth or eyes after handling them! Next, wash the chiles and pat dry. Roast chiles whole … Continue reading

Chicken and Green Chile Crepes

Chicken and Green Chile Crepes Ingredients 2 cups shredded cooked chicken 2 cloves garlic, finely minced 1 4-oz. can diced green chiles (or about 1/2 cup peeled and chopped, roasted Hatch chiles) 1 cup plus 1/4 cup shredded cheese (jack … Continue reading

Hatch Chile Dragon Fruit Salsa

Hatch Chile Dragon Fruit Salsa ingredients 1 to 2 roasted Frieda’s Hatch Chiles, peeled, seeded, and finely chopped, to taste 1-2 Dragon Fruit (red or white), peeled and cut into cubes (about 2 cups) 1/4 cup diced shallots 2 tablespoons … Continue reading