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How to Roast Hatch Chiles at Home

The following video and instructions were provided by our partner, Melissa’s Produce.

Hatch Chile season is here and it’s time to stock up on our favorite New Mexico peppers! We have the inside scoop on how simple it is to roast, peel and freeze Hatch Chiles at home so you can enjoy them all year long!

How to Roast Hatch Chiles at Home

  1. Place all of the Hatch Chiles you plan to roast on a baking sheet.
  2. Place one pepper on the burner of your stove top.
  3. Turn the heat up to high and roast the pepper on all sides until the exterior is blistered and charred. Be sure to use tongs when turning the pepper while on the burner.
  4. Remove pepper from burner and place in a clean bowl.
  5. Repeat steps 2-4 with remaining peppers.
  6. Once all peppers are roasted, cover the bowl with plastic wrap and allow to cool for 15 minutes.
  7. Once cool, remove the peppers from a bowl and, on a flat surface, carefully peel the charred exterior using a knife.
  8. Chop off the stem of the each pepper, return peppers to the bowl and rinse out the seeds.
  9. Once rinsed and dried, place peppers in a Ziploc bag and freeze for up to a year.
By Heinen's Grocery Store
In 1929, Joe Heinen opened the doors of a small butcher shop on the east side of Cleveland, Ohio, aiming to establish himself as the city’s purveyor of quality meats. As customers came into Heinen’s new shop for their meat purchases, they began asking him to carry groceries as well. Joe added homemade peanut butter, pickles and donuts and by 1933, business had grown enough to include a line of produce and canned goods. Heinen’s Grocery Store was born.

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