chile relleno

chile re·​lle·​no | \ -rā-ˈyā-(ˌ)nō How to pronounce chile relleno (audio) \
plural chiles rellenos also chile rellenos

Definition of chile relleno

: a stuffed chili pepper that usually contains cheese or meat and is fried or grilled

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The place offers other options like carnitas and carne asada, but the cheese-stuffed, perfectly fried chile relleno that makes up the bulk of this burrito is what sets it apart, elevating the humble poblano chile to heights of Tex-Mex greatness. Fox News, "America's best burritos," 20 Nov. 2015 Try one of the unusual takes on classics like chiles rellenos and gorditas. Charles Passy, WSJ, "Where to Find the Most Remarkable Margaritas in San Antonio," 19 Oct. 2018 Other Platos included a chile relleno ($13) stuffed with cheese and surrounded by a ranchera sauce with roasted tomatoes; and a nightly changing fish ($20) in chile morita sauce. Michael Bauer, San Francisco Chronicle, "Gran Electrica in Napa: Mexican cuisine straight outta Brooklyn," 31 May 2018 Get a chile relleno appetizer to begin, lightly fried and swimming in a tomato chipotle sauce, with two little buds of sour cream on top. Kara Baskin,, "How to eat like a local on Newbury Street," 19 June 2018 Vibe: Brunchable Don’t miss: The fajitas platter or chile relleno burrito, and don’t forget the margaritas. Sarah Fritsche,, "From boozy to brunchable, where to eat and drink at the Pride parade," 14 June 2018 The zesty flavors of chiles rellenos, red pipián and vegetable ceviche gave me a spring in my step. Alex Zaragoza, Glamour, "I Tried Eating Like My Ancestors for a Week and I Loved It," 3 Apr. 2018 For the most part, the menu will resemble that of the flagship, with dishes like chile relleno, braised boneless pork ribs, and pineapple-tomatillo salsa, among other things. Justin Phillips, San Francisco Chronicle, "Gran Electrica opens: Can a Brooklyn restaurant successfully bring Mexican food to the Bay Area?," 28 Mar. 2018 Cusp Dining & Drinks will serve a new a la carte brunch menu Easter Sunday with featured items like chile relleno or quinoa, chia and coconut porridge. Carolina Gusman,, "76 local restaurants will be hoppin' with breakfast, lunch and dinner specials on Easter Sunday," 27 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of chile relleno

1929, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chile relleno

Spanish, stuffed chili pepper

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