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: 5 stars 17
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: 4.5 stars 210
Delicious green chiles stuffed with cheese, dipped in a special batter and fried in canola oil.

Roasted Green Chile Stew

Rating: 4.5 stars 77
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: 4.5 stars 56
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.
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Anaheim Fish Tacos

Rating: 4 stars 158
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.

Authentic Mexican Chile Rellenos

Rating: 4.5 stars 264
Tasty chile rellenos made with Anaheim chiles filled with Mexican cheese.

Mile High Green Chili

Rating: 4.5 stars 108
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.

Habanero Hellfire Chili

Rating: 4.5 stars 349
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.

Queso (Cheese) Dip

Rating: 4.5 stars 23
This is the best queso dip! Being from Texas, I know my queso, and I think this is the one that beats them all! It's full of flavor and uses all fresh ingredients. You can substitute half-and-half for the heavy whipping cream if desired. Serve with tortilla chips.

Moroccan-Spiced Pork Roast

Rating: 4.5 stars 28
Serving a gorgeous, fancy-looking holiday roast doesn't have to be complicated, time-consuming, or expensive. This pork loin proves exactly that. This is fast, easy, and affordable, but when you bring it to the table, it looks like a million dollars. The beautifully warming and aromatic spices really work so well with a pork roast - I hope you give it a try soon!

Chicken Enchiladas with Mole Sauce

Rating: 4.5 stars 28
These authentic chicken enchiladas with mole sauce were inspired by a dish served at Seattle's la Carta de Oaxaca restaurant. Chocolate and dried chiles make a rich and flavorful sauce that tops the moist and tender chicken enchiladas.

Creamy Cilantro Salad Dressing

Rating: 5 stars 19
This is my best take on the dressing that is used in the El Torito restaurants in southern California. Be sure to toss some roasted pepitas and crumbled Cotija or Manchengo cheese on top of your salad for the full effect!

Inspiration and Ideas

Rating: Unrated 20
A Dominican favorite usually eaten in the morning.
Best Damn Chili
Rating: Unrated 675
A spicy ground beef chili with an assortment of sweet and hot peppers for a crowd-pleasing meal.
Colorado Buffalo Chili
Rating: 4.5 stars 53

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.