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

Examples of chile relleno in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Diners can expect a new food and drink menu that balances creativity, seasonality and authenticity, the Pedro’s team says, while retaining generational classics such as chiles rellenos and enchiladas. Kate Bradshaw, The Mercury News, 20 May 2024 Menu highlights include shrimp cocktails, chicken and mole enchiladas, chile relleno with chicken, fajitas and seafood tacos. Details: 6248 E. Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek. Endia Fontanez, The Arizona Republic, 20 May 2024 Other classic Mexican dishes on the menu include chile relleno, huevos ahogados (eggs submerged in sauteed tomatoes, cacti and onions) and chilaquiles. Carlos Rico, San Diego Union-Tribune, 21 Mar. 2024 In the spirit of Lent and the season of love, LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes is hosting a special cooking class taught by award-winning East L.A. recipe developer Nicole Presley, who puts a Chicana twist on chiles rellenos. Kamren Curiel, Los Angeles Times, 8 Feb. 2024 Dinner options include tacos, burritos and chile rellenos with orange sauce. Laura Ness, The Mercury News, 10 Jan. 2024 Their chile rellenos are a staple of my childhood; my parents would order them in bulk for parties. Leigh-Ann Jackson, Los Angeles Times, 26 Jan. 2024 Cantina la Rosa’s menu will show some of his fine-dining past, with the chile relleno stuffed with lobster. Sarah Blaskovich, Dallas News, 12 June 2023 The menu includes fresh ingredients in the menudo, asada fries, chile relleno burger, flautas and more. Chelsea Hylton, Los Angeles Times, 7 Sep. 2023

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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 23 Jun. 2024.

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