Thursday, September 2, 2010

Hatch Give-Away WINNER!

The Winner is....

Min: 1
Max: 5
Winner is 2!

Thank you!
Congrats Channa!

This last weekend the City of Grand Prairie hosted a Hatch Chile Festival. For those readers who are not in the southwest, you may not know about the Hatch Chiles from Hatch, New Mexico. These peppers are are a few facts about the chilies...they are healthy!
  • One fresh medium-sized green chile pod has as much Vitamin C as six oranges.
  • One teaspoon of dried red chile powder has the daily requirements of Vitamin A.
  • Hot chile peppers burn calories by triggering a thermodynamic burn in the body, which speeds up the metabolism.
  • Chile peppers are relatives of tomatoes, potatoes, and eggplants, all belonging to the nightshade family.
So, the recipe for Sunday's dinner is SIMPLE and Weight Watcher's friendly.

Here is what you need!

Boneless Pork Chops
A good jar of Salsa (your fave).
Salt and Pepper
Cumin (and other mexican themed spices. Taco seasoning if you like a lot of spice)

First, season the meat with the salt and pepper and Cumin. 
No real measurements here, just season it to your taste.
You are going to add them to a medium to high skillet with some olive oil.

Brown them and cook them through (no pink).

Remove them from the skillet and let them rest on a plate.
Reduce the heat of the skillet to medium.
add a cup or so of your favorite salsa to the skillet...
While the salsa reduces a little, slice up your roasted Hatch chilies. These have such great flavor.
If you can't find them in your area,
some roasted red peppers from the jar would also add a nice level of flavor.
seeds and all....
Now mix them in slowly with the salsa.
This gives your salsa a more authentic roasted flavor.
Central Market has a whole festival!
Then simply top your pork chop with the salsa topping...and ENJOY!
We chose some organic mac n' cheese and some frech cut green beans
to accompany our little piggy.

Because you might not have Hatch Chilies in your area, I am giving away a jar of Hatch Chili Queso.  This can be enjoyed with any type of tortilla chips! This Queso will have you making plans to vacation in Hatch, New Mexico.  :)

I will pick the winner at random from the
comments section on Sunday (9/5/10) -
when I post my slow cooker ribs recipe just in time for Labor Day!


  1. Yum, looks so good! I'll have to try the recipe!

  2. Wow!! You can Cook & Photograph & Blog @ the Same TIME!!! Truely multi-talented JJ #2....and it looks delicious too! :)

  3. I LOVE Hatch Chiles! Those pork chops look really good.

  4. Yum!! I think those sound so delicious!!!

  5. YEA!!! So exciting! JR will be very happy!

  6. Hey Jackie, if you ever want Green Chile let me know, they start roasting them here in Albuquerque at the end of august/ first of september.

    Sara Minter