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 One of my favorite Mexican dishes is chile relleno, another stuffed green pepper — although a poblano is a pretty far cry from a plain bell. Washington Post, 9 July 2021 Mireles handed out Lopez’s tepache and Adela’s tacos de chile relleno made from chile de agua, a pepper unique to Oaxaca. Los Angeles Times, 18 June 2021 Brunch specials include chile relleno with choice of chicken, shrimp or the vegan Impossible Meat; chilaquiles, carne asada con huevos and breakfast brisket enchiladas. Audrey Eads, Dallas News, 29 Apr. 2021 Sisters Lizette and Marisol Espinoza opened the shop in the Logan Square neighborhood in 2018, offering everything from classic conchas to croissants stuffed chile relleno, chicharron or Cheetos. Tracy Swartz,, 24 Mar. 2021 The new Primo’s sells brisket tacos, chile con carne enchiladas and chile relleno. Sarah Blaskovich, Dallas News, 23 Nov. 2020 Food will be prepared by chefs from Casa Borrega, and Montero will talk about the holiday and traditional dishes on the menu, such as mole and chile relleno. Will Coviello,, 26 Oct. 2020 Plato El Paso features a chile relleno, beef tostada, beef enchilada, beef taco, burrito and a flauta. Will Coviello,, 12 Oct. 2020 Menu offerings include pork belly chicharron, seafood chile relleno and smoked brisket tacos. Sarah Bahari, Dallas News, 17 Sep. 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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19 Sep 2021

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“Chile relleno.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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