chile relleno


chile re·​lle·​no -rā-ˈyā-(ˌ)nō How to pronounce chile relleno (audio)
plural chiles rellenos also chile rellenos
: a stuffed chili pepper that usually contains cheese or meat and is fried or grilled

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Explore the local nature trails, pottery shops, and art galleries, before digging into some chile relleno at Elvira's. Caroline Mckenzie, Country Living, 16 Nov. 2022 Or the chile relleno burrito with rice, black beans, and avocado (if the kitchen is out of fresh avocado, ask to add guacamole). Bon Appétit, 15 Nov. 2022 Main dishes are a half chicken ($25), tampiquena ($28), salmon ($25), pork shank ($24), carnitas ($23), chile relleno ($20), mushroom huarache ($23), shrimp and chorizo over noodles ($26) and a ribeye steak ($48). Susan Dunne, Hartford Courant, 24 Oct. 2022 My wife likes the chile relleno with cheese enchiladas. Amy Wong, Los Angeles Times, 23 Sep. 2022 The brisket enchiladas and the brisket chile relleno mains caught my eye and my stomach—the idea of eating two of my favorite things filled with La Cruda brisket made my mouth water in anticipation. Marco Torres, Chron, 29 Sep. 2022 The restaurant was well known for its handmade tamales wrapped in corn husks, but also offered burritos and homestyle Mexican dishes such as hearty bowls of pozole, rich albondigas soup, chile relleno plates and enchiladas, among others. Mario Cortez, San Francisco Chronicle, 21 Sep. 2022 The three-item combo (beef or chicken taco, cheese enchilada and chile relleno) will last you for multiple meals ... Amy Wong, Los Angeles Times, 23 Sep. 2022 For the main course, pair mahi mahi, seafood chile relleno, short rib enchiladas or surf and turf pasta with two sides of your choosing such as green chile cornbread, jalapeno cream corn, chipotle cheddar mashed potato or Cuban black beans. Georgann Yara, The Arizona Republic, 13 Sep. 2022 See More

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Word History


Spanish, stuffed chili pepper

First Known Use

1929, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of chile relleno was in 1929

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“Chile relleno.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

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