Saturday, November 1, 2008

Chili Country

The chilis in the central Rio Grande Valley of New Mexico are the best! Many people who have lived in this area for a long time like their chilis red and hot. But we tend to go for the green ones of the medium hot variety. That's usually plenty of flavor for either one of us. Although Jerry has been known to go for the hot ones at times. They're good in breakfast burritos, on hamburgers and just a bunch of them on a bowl of pinto beans. If you're traveling on highway 380 through central New Mexico where it crosses highway 1, you could get a fabulous chili cheeseburger at the Buckhorn Tavern.

There's a seasonal produce market called Sichlers right at that crossroads in San Antonio also. Everyone around here makes stops to buy their own favorite temperature of chilis and have them roasted on the spot. We've purchased a couple baskets ourselves and enjoyed them in lots of dishes. Here's a photo of a few of those beauties being roasted on the spot.

Jerry made a wonderful stew that we enjoyed for several meals. The market is closed now, after the first good freeze. But we have a supply in the freezer to use for a few more delicious meals.

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