Anaheim Pepper Recipes

Red or green, these Anaheim chile recipes for salsa, chile rellenos, queso dip, and enchiladas show the versatility of this beloved New Mexico pepper. Find trusted recipes for Anaheim chiles, with ratings and reviews.

Staff Picks

Smoky Four-Pepper Salsa

Rating: 4.75 stars
13
This is an easy smoky salsa that can be adjusted to any degree of heat that you like by increasing or decreasing the jalapenos!

Chile Rellenos

Rating: 4.2 stars
162
Delicious green chiles stuffed with cheese, dipped in a special batter and fried in canola oil.

Roasted Green Chile Stew

Rating: 4.62 stars
68
Hearty New Mexico inspired dish that can be made vegetarian simply by omitting the pork. This can be labor intensive and will test your multi-tasking skills if already roasted chiles are not available.

Watermelon Salsa

Rating: 4.6 stars
47
A simple salsa that is sweet and just mildly spicy. This is made with watermelon, Anaheim pepper, onion and balsamic vinegar. Hotter chilies can be substituted for more spice.

Anaheim Fish Tacos

Rating: 4.12 stars
116
I created this one to make mouths dance. I love fish tacos, but don't like the fried versions or cabbage. Not really for kids, though - a bit flavorful. Serve with authentic Mexican cheese, sour cream, fresh cilantro, lettuce, and lime.

Best Damn Chili

Rating: 4.73 stars
460
After years of adjustments I have found a recipe for all to enjoy. Previous ones were either too hot or too mild, this one even was to the liking of my finance who hates chili.

Mile High Green Chili

Rating: 4.58 stars
85
Green chili is a Colorado favorite, it's always a crowd pleaser when we have out-of-state visitors. Roasting your veggies first gives this recipe a deeper level of flavor. This can be served over rice as a main course, stuffed in enchiladas, or over potatoes and eggs.

Mangu

Rating: 4.15 stars
16
A Dominican favorite usually eaten in the morning.

Gourmet Grilling Burgers

Rating: 4.64 stars
10
These burgers combine beef and sausage with all the fixin's right inside! They're made for grilling outside, but could easily be done on an indoor grill, too.

Habanero Hellfire Chili

Rating: 4.72 stars
259
Tasty chili whose name says it all! Note: Whole Anaheim peppers are not widely available; this ingredient is optional, and you can use hot pepper sauce instead.

Instant Pot® Green Chili Chicken and Rice

Rating: 4.39 stars
20
This is a great one-pot dish of green chili chicken and rice with 3 different types of chile peppers - Anaheim, jalapenos and fire roasted green chile peppers, for those of you who like it spicy!
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Inspiration and Ideas

Enchiladas Verdes (Green Enchiladas)

Rating: Unrated
5
Experience authentic Mexican flavor with this award-winning recipe. A family favorite created by my mother, enchiladas verdes explodes in your mouth with just the right amount of spice and tang. This is my favorite Mexican dish and it's sure to become yours too.

Colorado Buffalo Chili

Rating: Unrated
43
This spicy chili recipe uses ground buffalo. To step up the heat, use different peppers and experiment with the seasonings. This gets even better if you let it sit overnight. The chili is so good you'll need to find another way to use up your cheese and crackers.

Roasted Green Chile Stew

Rating: 4.62 stars
69

Hearty New Mexico inspired dish that can be made vegetarian simply by omitting the pork. This can be labor intensive and will test your multi-tasking skills if already roasted chiles are not available.