In New Mexico, we put chile on just about everything! We love the red, green, salsa and even hot sauce varieties. Here are a couple of foods that we would argue are infinitely enhanced by New Mexican chile.
Green Chile Mac & Cheese
A personal favorite of mine, this delicacy is perfect as a main course or a side dish. Try the green chile mac & cheese from Nexus Brewery alongside your favorite lager for some seriously satisfying soul food.
Red Chile Biscochitos
Biscochitos make for the perfect New Mexican treat. Branch out of your shell and try one the red chile flavored varieties from Celina's Biscochitos for an extra kick!
Green Chile Pepperoni Pizza
Just when you thought that pizza couldn't get any better! Green chile is a perfect addition to pepperoni, sausage or even plain ol' cheese pizza. I like to take it a step further and opt for the green chile pizza dough at Golden Crown Panaderia. Chile even adds some extra vitamins, boosts metabolism and can improve digestion...so it makes pizza good for you! Click here to learn more about the health benefits of chile.
Chile-Infused Wine & Beer
Chile has even infiltrated the wine and beer frontier! Many local wineries, breweries and distilleries in Albuquerque serve unique chile-infused varieties. To find a spot for a sample, click here.
The Hottest Show on Earth
Can't wait to spice up your life? (Yes, that was a Spice Girls reference.) Then you NEED to be at the Fiery Foods & Barbecue Show in Albuquerque, March 3-5! Sample spicy foods from over 200 vendors and learn everything there is to know about chili peppers and BBQ. Can't make it this year? Mark your calendar for 2018, as the event is held annually in early March.
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