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Hatch Green Chiles 2014

Any schedules for the bay area yet?

Denver/Boulder Green Chile Sauce Recipe

Please, please, see what you can find out! If you can bribe any of the workers that you used to know for an *exact* recipe, I'd contribute. While you are at it, try to find out about their crispy chile rellenos since they are so unique.

Jul 18, 2014
sparkyr in Home Cooking

Hatch Green Chiles 2014

Ok... I know they will be coming soon (about a month?). Anyone know when/where (preferably in SF) that does the roasting? I miss my days in Colorado when I could pick up a bag of freshly roasted, peeled, chopped hatches at just about any street corner.

Le Creuset Tri-Ply Stainless Steel 8-Piece Set $99 at Costco!

Actually, they are just out of the product.... You wouldn't consider giving up one of those sets to someone in the bay area?

Nov 08, 2010
sparkyr in Cookware

Le Creuset Tri-Ply Stainless Steel 8-Piece Set $99 at Costco!

There is no record of that item at Costco at Hayward.... Do you have an item number that you could provide?

Nov 08, 2010
sparkyr in Cookware

Denver/Boulder Green Chile Sauce Recipe

Gordeaux, you definitely know exactly what I am talking about. It is definitely a sauce. While you can get a bowl of it and dip tortillas in it at many of the restaurants I mentioned, people in this area generally know it as simply a green chile sauce that is used to smother almost all mexican food.

May 21, 2009
sparkyr in Home Cooking

Denver/Boulder Green Chile Sauce Recipe

Clutter away if it is a recipe that is similar to what I'm looking for!!

May 04, 2009
sparkyr in Home Cooking

Denver/Boulder Green Chile Sauce Recipe

gordeaux, thanks so much for your post. Part of my problem with the recipe i made was that it lacked flavor from the spices/green chiles and so the chicken stock i added just overpowered everything. I think your method of sweating the onions and adding spices to create a paste will go a long way in bringing out more flavor.

and yes, i need to track down some good roasted green chiles. the only other question i have is about adding tomato. A lot of recipes call for it, a lot don't. Since I'm not in CO now, it hard for me to remember if this is typical or not. i know it isn't a main component of the sauce. if so, would you throw some peeled canned tomatoes in the blender with the mixture?

Apr 28, 2009
sparkyr in Home Cooking

Denver/Boulder Green Chile Sauce Recipe

good point about the cooking time. it is definitely sauce like and just kept warm throughout the day. i guess the only reason why i said that is when i tried to make a batch i added cumin at the beginning of simmering and by the end it seemed to give it an almost "burnt" taste. not sure that it can be attributed to when i added the cumin though.

as far as the pork goes, i tried browning cubed pork butt in bacon grease but it just didn't seem right. i'm not sure if i should flour the cubes first before browning or choose a different grease or what. the pork just seemed to taste too "porky" and didn't absorb the flavors of the sauce. i simmered the sauce for several hours which i thought would fix that. As far as the consistency, in a good colorado green chile sauce the pork will have firm chunks that are extremely tender. when i did it, however, it became very tender but just kinda fell apart.

additionally, i didn't like the recipe i used because it didn't have enough flavor so that is why i'm looking for a real recipe instead of just one i made up. thanks for the imput!

Apr 27, 2009
sparkyr in Home Cooking

Denver/Boulder Green Chile Sauce Recipe

Yes, I'm sure it is great! However, I would like to keep this topic focused on recipes and not about listing or debating the restaurants the have the best green chile sauce. As I am not located in CO anymore, I can't go to restaurants and grovel for recipes. I will be sure to try it next time I am there though!

Apr 26, 2009
sparkyr in Home Cooking

Denver/Boulder Green Chile Sauce Recipe

There has been NUMEROUS posts relating to this topic but have yet to find any recipes that do this topic justice. I grew up in the Boulder area but do not live there anymore so I need to learn how to learn to make my own Colorado-style (Boulder/Denver/Longmont) Pork Green Chile. It is a very specific type of Green Chile and is not the same as New Mexican style Green Chile. The green chile i'm looking for does not have tomatillos, potatoes, etc. so PLEASE PLEASE no posts about how green chile recipes from NM or SW Colorado will add this or that or how "I think green chile is better with blah, blah". I am just looking for a simple, basic recipe for the type of pork green chile I am talking about. Again, if you don't know EXACTLY what I'm talking about then please don't clutter up this post to discuss it.

Literally, every Mexican restaurant in this area has a similar type of green chile. Yes, they are all a bit different and everybody has their favorite but they are all very similar.
My Favorites are:
Deli Cioso (Longmont/Estes Park) BEST
Tia Marias (Westminster Area)
3 Margaritas (Chain)
Efrain's (Boulder)
Blue Bonnet (Denver)
Santiagos (Can buy their chile in grocery stores)

The best is if there are any employees or former employees of any of these restaurants that have a basic recipe. Otherwise, almost everyone in this area knows someone that has their "Secret" Recipe. I have tried to make a couple recipes i have found in various posts like petradish recipe in http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/2813... but the pork had the wrong texture/taste and it tasted way too chicken soupy.

And, yes, I did see Megan's post in http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/498371. She is looking for the same type of recipe but people digressed with discussions about different types of green chile sauces. Beyond just an ingredient list i want an actual recipe because I think the cooking times, etc. are critical with this. Thank you!

Please Help!

Apr 26, 2009
sparkyr in Home Cooking