Green Chile Season in the Southwest

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Green Chiles Grown in Hatch, New Mexico, U.S.A., Purchased at Albertson’s

Hatch_Chiles_Roasted_Copyright_M-J_de_MestertonGreen Chiles are Broiled or Roasted for Use in Burgers, Casseroles and Enchiladas

M-J’s Tip: Fry, bake or roast your chile peppers with ventilation or do It outdoors on the barbecue, because they give off an irritating essence while cooking. And, do not bother peeling them, since the outer skin is delicious when lightly charred. I roast a big batch and freeze the chiles, which saves energy and effort.

HATCH CHILE FESTIVAL 2015

From the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health:

 Eating Hot Peppers May Prolong Your Life

Simple, Nutritious Tostadas

Lightly fried in safflower oil, these corn tortillas are topped with fat-free refried beans that have been seasoned with New Mexico chile-powder. A refreshing garnish for these tostadas is made with lemon juice, olive oil, cilantro, romaine lettuce, grated carrots, roasted jalapeños and finely-diced red onion (optional).
Courtesy of M-J de Mesterton ©2013

Elegant Taco Salad

Cook ground beef with typical taco seasonings: chile powder, onion, and cumin (optional), or a pre-packaged taco-seasoning mix. Mash the meat while it is cooking, until fine texture has been achieved. Distribute taco meat among individual bowls. Decorate with tortilla sections or chips, shredded cheese (Cheddar, Monterey Jack or Colby are good choices), tomatoes, lettuce and avocados. Garnish with sour cream or offer ranch-style dressing at table

©M-J de Mesterton 2011

Elegant Green Chile Burger

In New Mexico where it originated, the Green Chile Cheeseburger reigns supreme. Simply fry your burgers, then add as many chopped green chiles on top as you like, then add a slice of your favourite cheese and broil for a minute. Monterey Jack is popular, as is Cheddar. Lettuce, mayonnaise and pickles are optional.

Zesty Southwestern Hamburger Dressing

Drain and chop finely a couple of dill pickle spears or a handful of hamburger dill slices. Shred and chop a cup of lettuce. Drain a small can of chopped green chiles in a sieve, pressing until they are as dry as possible.


 In a mixing-bowl, combine these vegetables with a half-cup of mayonnaise, gently blending the ingredients together for an elegant and refreshing southwestern-style hamburger sauce. A bit of ground pepper and/or 1/4 teaspoon of onion powder may be added to absorb excess moisture and impart extra flavour to the mixture. Amounts of these ingredients may be adjusted to your taste.

©M-J de Mesterton

New Mexican Green Chile Burger on Home-Made Hamburger Bun
Recipe Courtesy of M-J de Mesterton

Elegant Green Chile Burger

In New Mexico where it originated, the Green Chile Cheeseburger reigns supreme. Simply fry your burgers, then add as many chopped green chiles on top as you like, then add a slice of your favourite cheese and broil for a minute. Monterey Jack is popular, as is Cheddar. Lettuce, mayonnaise and pickles are optional.

Zesty Southwestern Hamburger Dressing

Drain and chop finely a couple of dill pickle spears or a handful of hamburger dill slices. Shred and chop a cup of lettuce. Drain a small can of chopped green chiles in a sieve, pressing until they are as dry as possible.


 In a mixing-bowl, combine these vegetables with a half-cup of mayonnaise, gently blending the ingredients together for an elegant and refreshing southwestern-style hamburger sauce. A bit of ground pepper and/or 1/4 teaspoon of onion powder may be added to absorb excess moisture and impart extra flavour to the mixture. Amounts of these ingredients may be adjusted to your taste.

©M-J de Mesterton

New Mexican Green Chile Burger on Home-Made Hamburger Bun
Recipe Courtesy of M-J de Mesterton

Elegant Green Chile Burger

In New Mexico where it originated, the Green Chile Cheeseburger reigns supreme. Simply fry your burgers, then add as many chopped green chiles on top as you like, then add a slice of your favourite cheese and broil for a minute. Monterey Jack is popular, as is Cheddar. Lettuce, mayonnaise and pickles are optional.

Zesty Southwestern Hamburger Dressing

Drain and chop finely a couple of dill pickle spears or a handful of hamburger dill slices. Shred and chop a cup of lettuce. Drain a small can of chopped green chiles in a sieve, pressing until they are as dry as possible.


 In a mixing-bowl, combine these vegetables with a half-cup of mayonnaise, gently blending the ingredients together for an elegant and refreshing southwestern-style hamburger sauce. A bit of ground pepper and/or 1/4 teaspoon of onion powder may be added to absorb excess moisture and impart extra flavour to the mixture. Amounts of these ingredients may be adjusted to your taste.

©M-J de Mesterton

New Mexican Green Chile Burger on Home-Made Hamburger Bun
Recipe Courtesy of M-J de Mesterton

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In New Mexico where it originated, the Green Chile Cheeseburger reigns supreme. Simply fry your burgers, then add as many chopped green chiles on top as you like, then add a slice of your favourite cheese and broil for a minute. Monterey Jack is popular, as is Cheddar. Lettuce, mayonnaise and pickles are optional.

Zesty Southwestern Hamburger Dressing

Drain and chop finely a couple of dill pickle spears or a handful of hamburger dill slices. Shred and chop a cup of lettuce. Drain a small can of chopped green chiles in a sieve, pressing until they are as dry as possible.


 In a mixing-bowl, combine these vegetables with a half-cup of mayonnaise, gently blending the ingredients together for an elegant and refreshing southwestern-style hamburger sauce. A bit of ground pepper and/or 1/4 teaspoon of onion powder may be added to absorb excess moisture and impart extra flavour to the mixture. Amounts of these ingredients may be adjusted to your taste.

©M-J de Mesterton

New Mexican Green Chile Burger on Home-Made Hamburger Bun
Recipe Courtesy of M-J de Mesterton

Elegant Green Chile Burger

In New Mexico where it originated, the Green Chile Cheeseburger reigns supreme. Simply fry your burgers, then add as many chopped green chiles on top as you like, then add a slice of your favourite cheese and broil for a minute. Monterey Jack is popular, as is Cheddar. Lettuce, mayonnaise and pickles are optional.

Zesty Southwestern Hamburger Dressing

Drain and chop finely a couple of dill pickle spears or a handful of hamburger dill slices. Shred and chop a cup of lettuce. Drain a small can of chopped green chiles in a sieve, pressing until they are as dry as possible.


 In a mixing-bowl, combine these vegetables with a half-cup of mayonnaise, gently blending the ingredients together for an elegant and refreshing southwestern-style hamburger sauce. A bit of ground pepper and/or 1/4 teaspoon of onion powder may be added to absorb excess moisture and impart extra flavour to the mixture. Amounts of these ingredients may be adjusted to your taste.

©M-J de Mesterton

New Mexican Green Chile Burger on Home-Made Hamburger Bun
Recipe Courtesy of M-J de Mesterton

M-J’s Elegant Guacamole

Elegant Gourmet guacamole does not contain raw onions or garlic. Elegant people do not  make their guests into social pariahs with such anti-social ingredients. Instead, M-J’s guacamole is laced with piquant green chile, salt, olive oil and  citrus juice. 

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