That’s the smell of August. It’s the fiery, smokey scent of (probably) a ton of Hatch Chiles roasting at the door step of my HEB.
This month, my package of HEB Primo Picks was bursting at the seams with Hatch Chile This and Hatch Chile That and Oh! Oh! – More Hatch Chile Goodness.
After the squeals subsided, I grabbed the Two Bean Hatch Pepper Dip, Hatch Salsa Verde, and the Hatch Tortilla Chips and then went to work giving everyone’s (including mine!) favorite party dip from 1987 a modern face lift.
The Seven Layer Dip. I know you remember it. Layers of taco night fixins dumped into a casserole dish and topped with those vile little black, rubber-tire olives. (Could those things be any grosser?!)
This version – it’s fresher, it’s loaded with hatch chiles in three different layers, and it’s thankfully missing anything that could resemble a tire.
Refried Beans Roberts Reserve Two Bean Hatch Pepper Dip
Guacamole Avocado, smashed with lime and salt
Picante sauce Central Market Hatch Chile Salsa Verde
Layer 4: Shredded Monterrey Jack Cheese
Layer 5: Sour Cream (or if, like me, you only ever buy fat-free Greek yogurt – then fat-free Greek yogurt)
Layer 6: Roasted hatch chiles
Layer 7: Pico de gallo
So head out today – or, like, yesterday – to get your Hatch Chile on.
Hoard Buy, seed, chop, bag, freeze, and repeat. 3 or 300 times. I won’t judge – I’ll be far too busy trying to find room among the 20lb of cherries in my freezer for 20lbs of hatch chiles.
Update: The lucky winner is Debbie with comment #71!
HEB has provided a selection of Primo Picks for one lucky reader. To enter, simply answer the question in the comments below: What is your favorite dish using Hatch/green chiles? Me, while I may still be partial to these enchiladas… Hatch & Pepperoni Pizza. That is definitely where it’s at. You can earn up to 4 extra entries by:
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– Giveaway ends at midnight (Texas time, y’all) on Wednesday, August 20.
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Seven-Layer Hatch Chile Dip
A fresher version of the traditional Seven-Layer Mexican Dip, loaded with roasted hatch chiles.
- 10.5 oz jar Roberts Reserve Two Bean Hatch Pepper Dip
- 1 large avocado
- Juice of 1/2 lime
- ~1/2 jar Central Market Hatch Chile Salsa Verde
- Shredded Monterrey Jack Cheese
- Sour cream or plain yogurt
- 2 large hatch chiles, roasted, seeded, and chopped
- 3 roma tomatoes
- 1/3 cup chopped red onion
- Small handful cilantro
- In a wide dish or pie plate, evenly spread the bean dip.
- Smash the avocado with some lime juice and a generous pinch of salt and spread over the beans.
- Spoon the salsa verde over top and sprinkle with a layer of cheese.
- Spread the sour cream over the cheese and sprinkle the roasted chiles over top.
- In a small bowl, stir the tomatoes, red onion, and cilantro together with a pinch of salt.
- Spread pico de gallo evenly over the top of the dip.
- Serve cold with tortilla chips.
Yields: Servings vary
Estimated time: 15 minutes
This recipe was developed in conjunction with H-E-B and I was provided ingredients as well as compensated for my time. Messy fingers, stretchy-waisted pants, and baby-Elmo-clogged-toilets are all mine. You can find H-E-B on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. And if you’re as lucky as we are, 3 locations within a 5 mile radius.
Your hatch queso. OMG.
It’s not really my dish but I sure do love the salmon hatch green chile burgers from HEB!
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I love green chile cheeseburgers with Hatch chiles!
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Believe it or not I’ve never had Hatch chilies….so if I win my favorite will be whatever I make with them:). Enchiladas sound good to me! Although I’ve always been partial to this dip…
I make a green chili egg casserole that is crazy good. It’s a hit whenever I bring it to breakfast potlucks and is so easy to throw together.
A yummy Hatch Chilie Chicken Chili!!!! 🙂
Chili relleno casserole!
Any hatch chili + cheese + burger concoction is delish 🙂
What doesn’t a hatch chile make better? Hard to beat on a burger, but also love it with corn, in enchiladas, etc etc etc. YUM!
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Hatch chilies are in season by me, too, and I already have a freezer full. Too busy to cook right now. But when I do, I am going to make a hatch chile dip (somewhat similar to the Chuy’s Creamy Ranch.) YUM.
I make a turkey meatloaf with hatch chiles
I would make enchiladas with green hatch chilis.
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Green chili cheeseburgers!
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I love Hatch chile everything, but my fave is probably green chile chicken enchiladas
We like making enchiladas and also hummus with them. SOOO good!!!
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My favorite dish would have to be enchiladas! Delicious!
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I make a really yummy quiche with them. LOVE.
Cheese enchiladas with a hatch chili sauce topping
Hatch Chile Cornbread served along side Hatch Chile Chili
i just recently tried hatch peppers in cornbread and chicken salad!! both are winners!!
A hatch queso is where it’s at!
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Hatch chiles stuffed with chorizo and rice…delicious!
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I am not sure if I have ever had hatch chiles. Please pick me so I can rectify that!
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I love this time of year!!! Hatch Chiles are the best, we always put up at least 20lbs, roasted and peeled, to enjoy all year long. :). Some of my favorite ways to cook with Green Chiles: a cheesy, creamy Green Chile Rice casserole, fresh salsa, combined with caramelized onions to top hamburgers, Green Chile posole (or in a stew), in Macaroni. & Cheese, and Green Chile Chicken enchiladas!!! It’s all delicious ! 🙂
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My favorite Hatch dish has to be the green chili cheeseburger, with freshly roasted Hatches. Yum!
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My favorite dish is Chile Rellenos
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Hatch queso, for sure.
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My mom’s green chicken chile. So good!
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It’s hard to pick just one but you can’t go wrong with adding them as a topping on your hamburger!
I’d like to make hatch green chile enchilada sauce. Hatch-anything is yummy!
roasted Hatch green chiles onions beans corn and rice with mozzarella cheese on top. jesus h it’s good.
Quesidillas or scramble eggs are great with hatch chilies!
Hatch chile and chicken enchiladas….yummy…
I’ve actually never used Hatch Chiles, but I bet they’d be good in hummus.
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EVERYTHING is better with Hatch chills. But, King Ranch Chicken Casserole is definitely up there… YUM.
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I am always a fan of hatch chile salsa!
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I haven’t had hatch chilies very frequently, but I like a spicy green chile. My husband recently had hatch chili mac and cheese that he’s excited to replicate.
Favorite thing to do with Hatch chiles hands-down is mac and cheese with chiles and bacon.
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