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Salsas and Nachos New Mexican How To!

Updated on August 28, 2012

New Mexico Fun Foods…….

Chilé on Everything!

(well, almost...)

It is the weekend and here are some great ideas for family and friend snacks and good times! Here in New Mexico we have figured out how to eat Hatch Chilés on and in almost every type of food.

Why? Because they taste great. They are also plentiful here!

New Mexico is known for their chilés. We have developed over a hundred types of chilés in the New Mexico. We are also quite proprietary about eating the genuine Hatch Chilés and not settling for chilés grown elsewhere from inferior chilé plants.

Here is the famous and tasty Hatch Chilé at work.

Chips and dips.

The first picture is all about chips and dips! Open a bag of Hatch Chilé chips and serve them with a trio of great salsas. The Hatch Chilé Chips were purchased at Costco. The dips are a variety of fresh tomato salsa, tomatillo and green chilé salsa, and avocado dip. There are links below to the NMLady recipes. Also, in the picture is a store bought and yummy pineapple salsa.


The next picture is a nice serving of Hatch Chilé chips with melted Mexican cheeses on them. Use the shredded cheese mix that includes Monterey Jack, Cheddar, Asadero, and Queso Quesadilla cheeses. They are served with the variety of salsas to include the homemade tomato salsa, tomatillo and green chilé dip, store bought pineapple salsa, and avocado dip. Place generous amounts of cheese on the chips and microwave. The guys watching football will love this!


Green Chile Cheese French Fries

Oh yeah. These are great. Fry or oven bake your French fries and top with Mexican shredded cheeses and green chilés (from the can is fine.) The Canadians make something called Poutine where gravy is slathered on French fries. I think our New Mexico version is more savory!


Jalapeno Peanut Brittle

Yes, we put jalapeno and other chilés in sweet dishes. The chilés add a bit of piquancy that moderates the sweetness. Try it, you will be happily surprised!


Chicaronnes/ Pork Skins

It’s a guy thing, I think. Even in the Midwest the guys were the ones who ate the Pork Rinds. However, no football party would be the same without them.


St. Clair Winery Mimbres Red Wine (or just have a beer)

Or Have A pure cane sugar soda

The St. Clair Winery makes a host of fine New Mexican influenced wines. The Mimbres Red has a lovely rich complex fruity flavor. This is 1/2 wine and 1/2 soda water. My apologies to the wine purists here. Mimbres wine is delicious without soda water but I also like it as a spritzer.

There are reommended beers from the rich dark Negro Modelo to the lighter dos Equis and Corona too!

Do keep in mind the wonderful Mexican soda pops. They taste just like the sodas you remember as kids! You may have to visit your Carniceria unless your chain grocer carries them. Everyone carries them in New Mexico because they are so darn good!



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      NMLady 6 years ago from New Mexico & Arizona

      prektjr.dc~ Welll, we nearly had some at Weck's today....wish I could pass them to you!

      Do visit soon! (and thanks for the comment)

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      Debbie Carey 6 years ago from Riverton, KS, USA homesick I am after reading this!!! Hatch chile IS the best! EVER! Thank you for reminding me, now please pass the green chile cheese fries!!

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      NMLady 6 years ago from New Mexico & Arizona

      Thanks instantlyfamily! LOL

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      instantlyfamily 6 years ago

      I have never read a Hub that actually made me drool. The nachos and dips look savory! I just have to try the peanut brittle, also. Voting UP.

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      NMLady 6 years ago from New Mexico & Arizona

      Enjoy...tonight we are having the chips and tomatillo/jalapeno salsa!

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      shea duane 6 years ago from new jersey

      I'm going to order the Hatch Chili you've listed right now.

      Another great hub!