The chiles are green and slender, similar in looks to an Anaheim chile. They’re named after the town of Hatch, New Mexico, the region where they are grown. Some claim it’s the combination of New Mexican soil and climate that makes them taste so unique. Because of their tough skins, roasting them first is a must.

Soft Breakfast Tacos with Green Eggs and Ham

Soft breakfast tacos with green eggs and ham

Hatch Cheeseburger

Hatch Cheeseburger

Green Chile and Roasted Corn Pizza

Green Chile and Roasted Corn Pizza




1. Add it to gravy, like in this über Texas recipe for Chicken-Fried Steak with Hatch Cream Gravy.

2. Two words: chile verde.

3. Chop up and add to mac ‘n cheese.

4. Stuff with cheese, beans and rice. Smother with more cheese.

5. Infuse into oil, and spread the Hatch chile love year-round.

6. Bake into chocolate cookies.

7. Purée into pesto.

8. Add into an apple Dutch baby, Homesick Texan style.

9. Use to pep up rice.

10. Sliver, and adorn a cheeseburger.

11. Bake into cornbread.

12. Hatch chile focaccia.

13. Use as a salad dressing for an apple and jicama salad.

14. Green eggs and ham.

15. Combine with pears to make a sorbet.

How do you use your Hatch chiles?