blog Category: Hatch Chile
posted on August 25th, 2017 by Leslie Thomas
We are still in Hatch Chile season...and frankly, we're loving it. Spicy and smokey, everything with Hatch just seems to taste a little more exciting and a lot more delicious. Whether it's roasted and diced in cheesy and decadent mac-n-cheese or a filleted and added to a classic grilled cheese sandwich, we love it all. The Hatch possibilities are endless...
One of our favorite ways to eat Hatch chile though is mixed in our already tasty guacamole. It's the perfect match for a crunchy tortilla chip. Or -add that creamy and spicy guac to the top of a juicy burger and you've achieved casual culinary comfort food perfection.
This Sunday is National Burger Day too - so why not kick up your burger a little with some of our Hatch guacamole? But if you aren't quite feeling up to "manning the grill," just enjoy the Hatch Guacamole Burger at one of our store cafes. Either way, you're going to be treating your taste buds to something pretty special.
Hatch Chile Guacamole… Read More
posted on August 21st, 2017 by Leslie Thomas
If you've been in our stores recently, you've probably noticed it's a bit "hatch-ified." You most likely saw some Hatch chile samples around the store too - namely, our Hatch Chile Guacamole. And if you were daring enough to dip a chip in that spicy guac, we're going to assume that you fell in love. If you brought a container home with you, we're sure it didn't last very long. The stuff is hard to resist.
And that's why we're giving you your very own Hatch Chile Guacamole recipe so that you can make it yourself. Because sharing is caring and because, chips and guacamole might as well be gold in Southern California. We're all kinda obsessed with the irresistible snacking combo.
Hatch Chile Guacamole
2 ripe Haas Avocados, pitted
1/2 small red onion, finely diced
1/4 cup roasted hot Hatch Chile, finely diced (Use our tips for roasting and cutting here - or purchase our ready-made roasted and finely chopped Hatch chiles)
1/4 cup cilantro, finely chopped
1/4 cup… Read More
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.
-Mix 1/2 cup of it with 1 bag sauteed spinach, 1/4 cup chopped yellow onion, and 2 cloves minced garlic and stuff your otherwise bland chicken breasts with it. Brown in some olive oil on the stove top and then finish in the oven for creamy and spicy stuffed chicken.
-This cream cheese is also… Read More
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
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.
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
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
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