New Mexico Recipes

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Southwest Skillet Bread

Rating: 4.25 stars
A very easy recipe that makes a unique breakfast! Can also be served as a side dish or an appetizer.

Texas New Mexico Chili

Rating: 3.17 stars
This is a hybrid of two chili recipes and it is wonderful. I serve it with tortilla chips and cheese. Makes great nachos!!

Cabbage Tamales

Rating: 4.13 stars
These are a combo of German and Mexican food that are very good. You can cook these in a pressure cooker, slow cooker, or oven, as well as prepare them to freeze and fix at a later time.

Southwest Chicken

Rating: 4.34 stars
Chicken breasts with black beans, corn, chile peppers, tomatoes. Low-fat, easy and quick. Serve over hot cooked rice if desired.

Creamy Hatch Chile Chicken

Rating: 4.83 stars
Hatch chiles are in season for only 8 weeks a year, 10 weeks if the weather is extra warm. Our local markets roast and sell them in 25-lb boxes. We buy 50 lbs every year, package them, and freeze them. This flavorful recipe can be served in tortillas, over rice, or by itself.

New Mexico Green Chile Stew

Rating: 4.47 stars
This is my slow cooker version of a green chile stew from New Mexico. It is great to serve with tortillas, tortilla chips, green onions, and sour cream.

Hatch Chile Relleno Casserole with Ranchero Sauce

Rating: 3 stars
Hatch chiles are New Mexico's gift to the world. Here are layers of Hatch chiles and melted cheese wrapped up in a coat of puffy egg and then baked instead of fried.

New Mexico Green Chile Breakfast Burritos

Rating: 4.59 stars
Hatch green chile from New Mexico may be the most addictive substance on Earth. At the famed Chicago Dog in Santa Fe, New Mexico, they will line up in a blizzard to get their variation of this recipe. Dozens of local Santa Fe eateries, stands, gas stations and taco trucks make their own variation. This may be on the Heart Association hit list, but you will die with a smile on your face.


Rating: 4.52 stars
This is a flat bread that is easy to prepare, and is usually served with something sweet to put on top. Honey or cinnamon sugar. I prefer it with honey butter. Sometimes it can be served with guacamole or bean dips in place of traditional tortillas.

Biscochitos Traditional Cookies

Rating: 4.59 stars
This is New Mexico's traditional cookie. A great thick sugar cookie that is dusted with cinnamon-sugar. The traditional shape is fleur-de-lis, but use your favorite cookie cutters if you like.
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Santa Fe Stew

Rating: 4.76 stars
Great winter dinner for busy parents, so easy, best the next day. Serve with sour cream, chopped green onions, grated sharp Cheddar, tortilla chips, and sliced avocado.

Slow Cooker Low-Carb Santa Fe Chicken

Rating: 4.53 stars
Easy clean eating, low-carb. Serve over rice or tortillas with your favorite toppings.

Inspiration and Ideas

These 17 Recipes Will Hook You on Hatch Chiles
Slightly sweet, somewhat smoky, and more than a little spicy, Hatch chile peppers are the pride of New Mexican cuisine. To satisfy your hankering for Hatch peppers, try these top-rated recipes.
New Mexican Green Chile Chicken Stew
Rating: Unrated
An easy, hearty stew that is perfect for chilly fall and winter months. The amount of green chiles used depends on the strength of the green chile and how spicy you like your dish. Can be made in advance and reheated. Can also be frozen. Serve with warm tortillas.

New Mexico Red Chile Sauce

Rating: 5 stars

Red chile is a staple of the New Mexican and West Texan diet, and this recipe is my grandmother's recipe. When I make it, it reminds me of the smells of her cooking in her kitchen, fresh corn tortillas, beans, and red chile peppers. You can kick up the spiciness by adding more arbol chile pods.