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

Examples of chile relleno in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Plato El Paso features a chile relleno, beef tostada, beef enchilada, beef taco, burrito and a flauta. Will Coviello,, "Gambit's 2020 Fall Dining Guide: Where to eat in the New Orleans area amid new reopening phase," 12 Oct. 2020 Menu offerings include pork belly chicharron, seafood chile relleno and smoked brisket tacos. Sarah Bahari, Dallas News, "Here’s a round-up of patios in Irving to check out as the weather cools," 17 Sep. 2020 Some of the restaurant’s specialties include chile relleno and carne guisada. Sarah Blaskovich, Dallas News, "28 new restaurants now open in Dallas, Frisco, Irving, Richardson, Carrollton, Fort Worth, during COVID-19," 24 July 2020 Queso asadero is a top pick for a gooey chile relleno or for making queso blanco dip. Paul Stephen,, "Your guide to 9 Mexican cheeses, from queso añejo to queso requesón, and how to use them," 3 June 2020 More elaborate fare — filled and fried chiles rellenos; copious, colorful portions of chilaquiles; mole poblanos; and enchiladas Suizas — is also available. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "Mexican Fare, Available for Takeout and Delivery," 28 Apr. 2020 The same light touch on the fryer produced a chile relleno in a delicate egg batter shell filled with beef picadillo that was anything but delicate, piled strong with potatoes, onion and spice. Mike Sutter,, "Review: New Marla Restaurant shines tiny light on vegan, Tex-Mex, Mexican food classics on San Antonio’s West Side," 20 Feb. 2020 The standouts were the toppings — those crunchy potato-cheese taquitos with sour cream and avocado sauce, the chile relleno slices available weekends only and the chilaquiles, sold only as a whole pie to allow the salsa verde to soak into the chips. oregonlive, "Portland pizzeria that topped its pies with taquitos has closed," 10 Feb. 2020 If the best part of a grill platter is the bloated chile relleno on top, something’s gone wrong. Mike Sutter,, "Review: Mi Familia de Mi Tierra at The Rim has better food than the original Cortez family’s Mexican restaurant in downtown San Antonio," 6 Feb. 2020

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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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The first known use of chile relleno was in 1929

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24 Oct 2020

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“Chile relleno.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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