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

New Mexican green chile macaroni and cheese 

A personal favorite of mine, this delicacy is perfect as a main course or a side dish. Try the green chile mac & cheese bites from D.H. Lescombes Winery & Bistro alongside your favorite wine for some seriously satisfying food.

Red Chile Biscochitos

Celina's Biscochitos in Albuquerque 

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

Dion's green chile pepperoni pizza in Albuquerque 

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 it makes pizza good for you! Click here to learn more about the health benefits of chile.  

Chile-Infused Wine & Beer

New Mexican chile wine and beer 

Chile has even infiltrated the wine and beer frontier! Many local wineries, breweries and distilleries in Albuquerque serve unique chile-infused varieties, including red chile wine and green chile wine at Noisy Water Winery. To find more spots for a sample, click here.

The Hottest Show on Earth

National Fiery Foods & BBQ Show

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 every March! Sample spicy foods from over 200 vendors and learn everything there is to know about chili peppers and BBQ.


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