Green Chile is a type of chili pepper that is typically harvested when it is still green and has not yet ripened to its full red color. It is a popular ingredient in Southwestern cuisine, particularly in New Mexico, where it is a staple in many dishes.
Green chile peppers come in different varieties, but some of the most commonly used ones include the Anaheim, the Hatch, and the Poblano. They are typically roasted to bring out their flavor and remove the skin before being used in dishes such as green chile stew, green chile enchiladas, and green chile cheeseburgers.
Green chile is known for its mild to medium heat and its distinctive flavor, which is slightly sweet, smoky, and tangy. It is often used in combination with other ingredients such as tomatoes, onions, garlic, and spices to create complex and flavorful dishes.
Green chile is also a source of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, vitamin A, and potassium. It is a low-calorie ingredient that can add flavor and nutrition to a variety of meals.
Fun facts about Green Chile:
New Mexico is the largest producer of green chile in the United States. The state even has an official state question: "Red or green?" which refers to the preference for red or green chile sauce.
Green chile was first cultivated by the indigenous peoples of Mexico and Central America over 6,000 years ago.
The heat of a green chile pepper can vary widely depending on the variety and growing conditions. The Scoville scale, which measures the heat of peppers, ranges from 0 (sweet bell pepper) to over 2 million (Carolina Reaper).
Green chile is a versatile ingredient that can be used in a wide variety of dishes, from soups and stews to sauces and salsas.
Green chile is a good source of vitamin C, which is important for maintaining a healthy immune system, and capsaicin, a compound that has been shown to have anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties.
The Hatch Chile Festival, held annually in Hatch, New Mexico, celebrates the harvest of the town's famous green chile peppers. The festival features live music, food vendors, and a chile-eating contest.
In New Mexico, many restaurants and food stands offer a "smothered" option, where dishes are covered in a generous serving of green chile sauce.
Green chile has become so popular that it is now available in a variety of forms, including canned, frozen, and dried, making it easy to enjoy year-round.
At 1908 Uptown green Chile is made fresh in-house with a recipe including tomatillos, poblano, hatch green chiles, and jalapeños. Get it vegetarian option or with pork.
Dishes at 1908 Uptown Eatery In Denver that has Green Chile
Brunch Burrito A flour tortilla loaded with bacon, scrambled eggs, smash browns, and shredded cheddar-jack cheese. Smothered in pork green Chile, topped with more cheddar-jack and served with sides of lettuce and pico de Gallo.
Southwest Bowl Smashbrowns topped with two over-easy eggs, pork green chile, pico de Gallo, avocado, and cheddar-jack cheese.
Vegetarian Green Chile
House-made vegetarian green chile topped with shredded cheddar-jack cheese.
Pork Green Chile
House-made pork green-chile topped with shredded cheddar-jack cheese