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The Many Uses of Our Delicious Hatch Chile Cream Cheese

posted on August 16th, 2017 by Leslie Thomas

Is your plain bagel and cream cheese breakfast on-the-go lacking a little something extra? Then feast your eyes on our Hatch Chile cream cheese. Made with authentic Hatch Valley chile that we’ve roasted, peeled, seeded, and finely chopped, this perfectly spicy cream cheese is just what your toasted bagel needed. But this cream cheese is way more versatile than that! -Use it to stuff jalapenos and bake for a double-header of spice that just may be the best jalapeno popper you’ve ever tasted. -Spread a thin layer of it on a wrap and then layer on your roasted, sliced turkey, lettuce, tomatoes, and onions for a quick lunch that’s great fresh or packed up for an office lunch. -This cream cheese is also amazing used in Buffalo chicken dip. Simply replace the plain cream cheese for the Hatch Chile cream cheese and you’ve got a Buffalo Chicken Dip that’s a (spicy) crowd-pleaser. The possibilities are endless with this cream cheese that can easily double as a dip for… Read More

Hatch Chile Tips & Tricks

posted on August 8th, 2017 by Leslie Thomas

So what is all the fuss with Hatch chiles about? The New Mexican green chiles are famous for good reason. For one, the season is very short - lasting only 1-2 months, depending on the weather. They also come straight from Hatch Valley, which boasts a unique climate that supports the thriving chile every season. Thanks to the steaming hot days and beautifully cool nights, Hatch chiles are meatier and much more flavorful than any other green chile variety. In case you haven't already noticed, we're head over heels for Hatch. We've been loyal to our talented 4th generation Hatch farmer, Duane Gillis for several years. Thanks to Duane Gillis, our constant research, and lots of experimentation, we've become experts in our (Hatch) field over the years (pun intended). And that's why we know all the tips and tricks for selecting, cutting, and cooking the ever so popular, Hatch chile. How to Pick a Hatch Chile: Our chiles are given ample time to cool down after being picked from… Read More

Show Us How You Hatch: Hatch Chile Instagram Contest Starts Now!

posted on August 8th, 2017 by Leslie Thomas

Hey, Hatch chile lovers, recipe extraordinaires, and Instagram lovers alike, this is your time to SHINE! From now until September 6th, we're running a Hatch Chile Recipe Instagram contest. 2 winners will receive a $250 Bristol Farms gift card and a Hatch chile cookbook. Contest Rules: Pick up 1, 2, 3, or 10 Hatch chiles from Bristol Farms. Create something beautiful and delicious! Snap a photo (or three) and post to Instagram. Tag us in the post (@BristolFarms) and use the hashtag #BFHatchChile. Make sure you follow us on Instagram too. *Two lucky winners will be selected based on 3 categories: presentation of dish, uniqueness of dish, and integration of Hatch chiles in dish. **This contest is running on Instagram only. Posting to your Instagram story does not qualify as an official entry. Post must be up by September 5th at 11:59pm and must not be taken down until September 20th. Please only post original, homemade dishes Read More

Hatch is Here! Roastings Every Saturday, August 12 – September 9

posted on August 7th, 2017 by Leslie Thomas

The time has come! Hatch season is officially here and we couldn't be more excited for the delicious roasted chiles and of course, all of our signature Hatch items like, Hatch corn bread, biscuits, potato salad (and so much more). But what we're most excited for are the live roastings, which happen every Saturday from August 12th through September 9th! 2017 Hatch Chile Roasting Schedule: August 12 - Palm Desert August 19 - La Jolla & Westchester August 26 - Rolling Hills & Manhattan Beach September 2 -South Pasadena & Newport Beach September 9 - Santa Monica Enjoy the sights and smells of the roast as well as tons of Hatch recipe tastings throughout the store - and don't forget to participate in our Hatch scavenger hunt for a chance to win a $500 Bristol Farms gift card plus an all-expense paid trip to Hatch, New Mexico for the 2018 Hatch Chile festival! Read More

Hatch Chiles & Cheesy Dishes

posted on August 30th, 2016 by Carl Smith

You've probably noticed that we are huge Hatch chile fans around here. We can't get enough of the spicy southwestern chile, and the hotter the better. Over the years and through many recipes, we've found some of the best complimentary flavors to go along with the spice and smoky quality of roasted Hatch chiles. Cheese and other creamy dairy products are some of the best ingredients to incorporate with chiles as they tame the heat levels to an enjoyable level. Below are some of our best-loved items by our team and customers alike. Hatch Chile Con Queso Dip We are kind of famous for our year-round regular Chile Con Queso Dip, and in celebration of Hatch chile season, we have added a twist to our con queso dip by including roasted Hatch peppers into the recipe. It gives it that New Mexican cuisine flare. Tex-Mex indeed! Lactose intolerant folks, be afraid, be very afraid! This cheesy appetizer is totally addicting and perfect for picnics, potlucks, holiday celebrations, or just… Read More

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