Chile mania isn't just sweeping New Mexico this time of year; it's sweeping the entire country. To capitalize on this capsaicin craze, New Mexico True has just released ‘8 Ways to Get Your Chile Fix in New Mexico,’ which includes the nationally recognized New Mexico True Green Chile Cheeseburger Trail.
From specialty recipes and products found only in New Mexico, to mouth-watering events like the Green Chile Cheeseburger Smackdown, the ‘8 Ways to Get Your Chile Fix in New Mexico’ was designed to lure foodies from around the country to experience the phenomenon that occurs when fresh picked green chiles meet fiery hot flames.
Most notable on the list is the New Mexico State Fair, where there are ample opportunities to get your quota of chile in some very unique vessels like green chile cheese donuts and green chile corndogs. If that wets your whistle, be sure to be there September 11 for the Green Chile Cheeseburger Challenge to see which restaurant takes home the title for the best burger in the state.
For those looking to take their craving to a whole new level, we recommend the ‘Enchanted 8 Road Trip for True Foodies,’ which is loaded with uniquely New Mexican chile experiences. From bike tours to cooking classes, there are plenty of ways to make the most out of this autumn in the Land of Enchantment.
Of course, harvest season in New Mexico is most recognizable by the aroma of roasted chiles filling the air. Locals know that chile can be found roasting at growers’ markets and grocery stores across the state, but visitors are often surprised at how accessible fresh roasted chile is. The ‘8 Ways to Get Your Chile Fix in New Mexico’ list debunks the myth that picking up your own chile requires special effort, giving guidance that local grocery stores will typically have a roaster outside where chile heads can take in that sweet aroma and watch as their personal pepper stash goes up in flames.
Check out the ‘8 Ways to Get Your Chile Fix’ at NewMexico.org.