Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

This is a fresh pickle and must be stored in the fridge and used within a week. They have these at the taco trucks in the San Francisco Bay Area ready to eat along with the tacos. My DBF gets sent back to the truck if he forgets to bring these home ;) Don't forget to wear rubber gloves when handling chiles.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the oil over medium heat in a 2-quart saucepan. Cook the chiles, onion, carrot, and garlic for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until half-cooked; do not let the vegetables brown.
  2. Add the salt, bay leaf, peppercorns, oregano, clove, and vinegar. Bring to a simmer. Boil for 1 minute and set aside to cool. Pour into a clean storage container and refrigerate. Use within the week.