Best Canned & Jarred Green Chilis in 2020



Original New Mexico Hatch Green Chile By Zia Green Chile Company - Delicious Flame-Roasted, Peeled & Diced Southwestern Certified Green Peppers For Salsas, Stews & More, Vegan & Gluten-Free - 16oz Review:


Having grown up in New Mexico, both and red and green chile became staples--it went on everything, and you didn't really think about it. But now I'm going through withdrawals.

Being on the other side of the country, words like "grits," "fatback," "hushpuppies," and "collard" have replaced "red," "green," "christmas" (the term used for both red AND green chile on your food), and my personal favorite, "smothered." As one might imagine, New Mexico green chile (especially Hatch) is very difficult to come by in these here parts...but thanks to ZIA and Amazon, I can once again revisit the unique, spicy flavor of my hometown with this roasted Hatch green chile.

And speaking of the spice level, ZIA's 'hot' variety does bring the heat. It's got a nice kick to it, and a little goes a long way. If you prefer to taste the _flavor_ of the chile, without your tastebuds having to navigate through the burn, then I recommend the 'medium' level.

I gave 4 out of 5 stars for price/value because, well, 13 bucks is a lot of money for a jar of roasted vegetable. But, it's either that, or several hundred for an airline ticket, so I consider this a once-every-so-often treat...and really, true New Mexico Hatch green chile _is_ a treat, to be savored and appreciated.

(The image that accompanies this review is of scrambled eggs, bacon, and cheese, with the ZIA green chile stirred in at the end, about a minute before taking it off the heat. It's an amazing way to start a morning.)



Original New Mexico Hatch Green Chile By Zia Green Chile Company - Delicious Flame-Roasted, Peeled & Diced Southwestern Certified Green Peppers For Salsas, Stews & More, Vegan & Gluten-Free - 16oz Review:


Having grown up in New Mexico, both and red and green chile became staples--it went on everything, and you didn't really think about it. But now I'm going through withdrawals.

Being on the other side of the country, words like "grits," "fatback," "hushpuppies," and "collard" have replaced "red," "green," "christmas" (the term used for both red AND green chile on your food), and my personal favorite, "smothered." As one might imagine, New Mexico green chile (especially Hatch) is very difficult to come by in these here parts...but thanks to ZIA and Amazon, I can once again revisit the unique, spicy flavor of my hometown with this roasted Hatch green chile.

And speaking of the spice level, ZIA's 'hot' variety does bring the heat. It's got a nice kick to it, and a little goes a long way. If you prefer to taste the _flavor_ of the chile, without your tastebuds having to navigate through the burn, then I recommend the 'medium' level.

I gave 4 out of 5 stars for price/value because, well, 13 bucks is a lot of money for a jar of roasted vegetable. But, it's either that, or several hundred for an airline ticket, so I consider this a once-every-so-often treat...and really, true New Mexico Hatch green chile _is_ a treat, to be savored and appreciated.

(The image that accompanies this review is of scrambled eggs, bacon, and cheese, with the ZIA green chile stirred in at the end, about a minute before taking it off the heat. It's an amazing way to start a morning.)



Original New Mexico Hatch Red Chile By Zia Green Chile Company - Delicious Flame-Roasted, Peeled & Diced Southwestern Certified Red Peppers For Salsas, Stews & More, Vegan & Gluten-Free - 16oz Review:


Having grown up in New Mexico, both and red and green chile became staples--it went on everything, and you didn't really think about it. But now I'm going through withdrawals.

Being on the other side of the country, words like "grits," "fatback," "hushpuppies," and "collard" have replaced "red," "green," "christmas" (the term used for both red AND green chile on your food), and my personal favorite, "smothered." As one might imagine, New Mexico green chile (especially Hatch) is very difficult to come by in these here parts...but thanks to ZIA and Amazon, I can once again revisit the unique, spicy flavor of my hometown with this roasted Hatch green chile.

And speaking of the spice level, ZIA's 'hot' variety does bring the heat. It's got a nice kick to it, and a little goes a long way. If you prefer to taste the _flavor_ of the chile, without your tastebuds having to navigate through the burn, then I recommend the 'medium' level.

I gave 4 out of 5 stars for price/value because, well, 13 bucks is a lot of money for a jar of roasted vegetable. But, it's either that, or several hundred for an airline ticket, so I consider this a once-every-so-often treat...and really, true New Mexico Hatch green chile _is_ a treat, to be savored and appreciated.

(The image that accompanies this review is of scrambled eggs, bacon, and cheese, with the ZIA green chile stirred in at the end, about a minute before taking it off the heat. It's an amazing way to start a morning.)



Ortega Fire Roasted Diced Green Chilis, Mild, 4 oz Review:


I bought the case of 12 of the larger 27 oz. cans of whole green chilies to make Chili Relleno Casseroles. I'm much too lazy to actually roast fresh green peppers and stuff them, and then batter and fry the Chili Rellenos! These cans of whole Ortega Green Chilies work out great for me with my casserole. The chili peppers themselves are pretty mild flavored, but good. You do need to drain them and there are some seeds still left inside each pepper and sometimes there is a bit of the charred black pepper skin on some of them too. I split each pepper down one side and lightly scrape the rest of the seeds out and take the rest of the pepper char off if it's fairly large pieces. The peppers are pretty slippery from that canned juice, but don't rinse them off as you will rinse away flavor! Just pat each pepper flat and dry between some paper towels. Then proceed to use however you wish.

I am very happy with the Ortega Chilies, but not so happy with how every single can arrives very dented because of the lousy Amazon packing!



Old El Paso Chopped Chiles 4.5 oz Can Review:


It's Green Chile, and that was what I wanted. Coming from New Mexico, where Green Chile is practically a staple in foods, I was unsure if I would be able to eat it now that I lived out of state. I have yet to find a grocery store that sells it, and so I was relieved to see that Amazon did.
It is Green Chile, and in short, that was all I wanted, though thankfully it was a bit more than that. It has the distinctive flavor and texture that Green Chile always does. It was sweet, and came in small square slices, easy to spread over a burrito, or mix in with beans, or use for enchiladas. Whatever your cooking plan with this Chile is, I'm sure it will work; it has served all my needs so far.
Unfortunately, however, there are two downsides to this, as opposed to what I am used to in the land of Green Chile.
The container is so small (and the price feels a bit high for the size) that to cook much with it, you have to buy a lot. I found myself trying to make each can last, but even then it was gone after a few meals, or less.
My other complaint is how mild this Chile is. I enjoy feeling the tingles of a slight burn from New Mexican or Mexican cooking, but unfortunately, this Green Chile did not do that for me.

All in all, I was very happy that Amazon has this. I will use it when I can, and the flavor is one that I cannot pass up, but it seems I'll have to go back home if I want my eyes to water from the spicey-ness.



Ortega Diced Green Chiles, Mild, 4 oz (Pack of 12) Review:


I bought the case of 12 of the larger 27 oz. cans of whole green chilies to make Chili Relleno Casseroles. I'm much too lazy to actually roast fresh green peppers and stuff them, and then batter and fry the Chili Rellenos! These cans of whole Ortega Green Chilies work out great for me with my casserole. The chili peppers themselves are pretty mild flavored, but good. You do need to drain them and there are some seeds still left inside each pepper and sometimes there is a bit of the charred black pepper skin on some of them too. I split each pepper down one side and lightly scrape the rest of the seeds out and take the rest of the pepper char off if it's fairly large pieces. The peppers are pretty slippery from that canned juice, but don't rinse them off as you will rinse away flavor! Just pat each pepper flat and dry between some paper towels. Then proceed to use however you wish.

I am very happy with the Ortega Chilies, but not so happy with how every single can arrives very dented because of the lousy Amazon packing!



Old El Paso Chilies, Green Chili Pepper Chopped, 7 Ounce Review:


Love these. They are great in so much stuff. Enchiladas, chili, omelets, taco meat etc. Will buy again



Hatch Chile Company Hatch Whole Green Chilies, 27-Ounce (Pack Of 1) Review:


This is the secret to making mexican salsa for chips. I stalked a delivery truck when they were unloading at a restaurant which has the best salsa ever. I couldn't see the name of the can but I was able to see colors of the can. I researched and came to the conclusion these were it.

I use these and plain canned whole tomatoes along with both fresh tomatoes and fresh chilis either serranos or jalapenos (depending on your heat taste. I personally like only a little bit of heat, just enough where you wan't to keep eating it a few minutes after you cool off. I cannot stand a salsa that tastes like it was made for food instead of the one that is eaten with chips). I blanch the fresh ingredients. Some Cumin, spritz of lemon and a dash of pepper.

The only bad thing is that they are expensive and hard to get. Although I was able to use one can for a party of about 45 people.



2 Lb. Flame Roasted Hatch Green Chile, Medium Flavor Review:


1lb looks like it's not a lot and compared to buying roasted chile in NM it isnt BUT being away from NM on the East coast this chile rocks. A pound is a good amount to make several breakfast burritos after the chile's have been peeled and chopped. I cook in a skillet with salt and garlic. The spice is medium and has a kick which I LOVE. I got 4lbs of this and I'm afraid I'll eat it all too fast. I wish the price was cheaper but I'd say well worth it if you're looking for delish roasted chile. Chiles arrived quickly and still frozen. Very well packaged.



Hatch Diced Hot Green Chilies, 4-Ounce (Pack of 8) Review:


These won't fully satisfy your cravings if you've experienced and thus miss real Hatch green chiles (or any new mexican chile for that matter), but these, like my nicotine mints, take the edge off and do the job. I would argue they're better for cooking in stews and other slow-cook foods, but your mileage may vary. Not a better intro to the miracle that is green chile if you've never experienced them either. Will continue to purchase.