Recipe Sifter

  • Start Here
    • Course
    • Main Ingredient
    • Cuisine
    • Preparation
    • Occasion
    • Diet
    • Nutrition

Select () or exclude () categories to narrow your recipe search.


As you select categories, the number of matching recipes will update.

Make some selections to begin narrowing your results.
  • Calories
  • Amount per serving
    1. Total Fat
    2. Saturated Fat
    3. Polyunsat. Fat
    4. Monounsat. Fat
    5. Trans Fat
  • Cholesterol
  • Sodium
  • Potassium
  • Total Carbohydrates
    1. Dietary Fiber
    2. Sugars
  • Protein
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin C
  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Vitamin E
  • Magnesium
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Find exactly what you're looking for with the web's most powerful recipe filtering tool.

    You are in: Home / Recipes / Chile Pasado Recipe
    Lost? Site Map

    Chile Pasado

    Chile Pasado. Photo by Galley Wench

    1/1 Photo of Chile Pasado

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    97 hrs

    1 hr

    96 hrs

    Galley Wench's Note:

    Chile pasado–chile of the past-- is sun-dried, roasted and peeled green chile. It was the traditional method of preserving green chile in New Mexico before the advent of freezers. This method assumes that you live in a dry climate like New Mexico or Arizona. If not, remove the stems from the chile and place the pods in a food dehydrator until brittle. You can place them in an oven set at the lowest heat possible, but you must monitor them carefully. There are about 10 medium-sized pods to a pound. Found this recipe on the internet. As you can see I dried my first batch using my banana tree. Time indicated is drying time and keep in mind it will vary with humidity. This method can be used to dry other types of chiles.

    • Save to Recipe Box

    • Add to Grocery List

    • Print

    • Email

    My Private Note




    Units: US | Metric

    • 2 lbs new mexico green hatch chiles (2 lbs. equalis about 20 pods)
    • string


    1. 1
      Roast the chile pods on a charcoal or gas grill until the pods blister and start to turn black, turning often.
    2. 2
      Remove them from the grill and place in a plastic bag with a wet paper towel for ½ hour.
    3. 3
      Remove and carefully peel the skin off, leaving the stem and seeds intact.
    4. 4
      Tie four pods together by wrapping string around the stems and place over a line outside in the sun.
    5. 5
      Do not let the chiles get wet by rain, and you can protect them from flies and other insects with by wrapping them lightly in cheesecloth.
    6. 6
      Drying time varies with humidity levels, but dry them until they are very dark and brittle.
    7. 7
      To store, break off the stems and place the dried pods in a zip bag and then place in a second zip bag.
    8. 8
      Place in the freezer for optimum results, especially if you live in a humid climate. Because they are brittle, breaking off the stems will sometimes cause the pods to break into strips and other pieces.
    9. 9
      To reconstitute the pods, place them in a pot of boiling water for 1 minute.
    10. 10
      Remove from the heat and let stand for five minutes.
    11. 11
      Remove from the water and drain. Use them in any recipe calling for green chile in any form except whole pods.

    Ratings & Reviews:


    Nutritional Facts for Chile Pasado

    Serving Size: 1 (909 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 18.1
    Calories from Fat 0
    Total Fat 0.0 g
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 3.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 4.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.6 g
    Sugars 2.3 g
    Protein 0.9 g

    Ideas from


    Everything Holidays

    Pop a bottle, cook some special dishes and celebrate the season.

    Advertisement Network of Sites

    • Mexican Recipes
    • Chinese Recipes
    • Australian Recipes
    • Breakfast Recipes
    • Greek Recipes
    • Restaurant Recipes
    • Italian Recipes
    • Christmas Recipes
    • Thanksgiving Recipes
    • Southern Recipes
    • Dessert Recipes
    • Deep Fried Recipes
    • Thai Recipes
    • Low Cholesterol Recipes
    • Indian Recipes
    • Healthy Recipes
    • Meatloaf Recipes