Roasted Hatch Red Chiles - Medium Hot

(Customer Reviews)

Also known as the Big Jim, The Medium Hot Red Chile is a large, meaty variety ranging in size from 7-10 inches in length and varies in heat levels.

Developed in the 1970’s by Dr. R Nakayama at New Mexico State University, Big Jim is literally the largest variety of green chile grown in the US and in the Hatch Valley (it’s in the guinness book of world records). The Medium Hot Chiles thrive in the climate and soil of the Rio Grande river valley but is easily damaged by heavy rains and high humidity. Plants are small in comparison to the giant pods they yield and you can find dozens of pods on a healthy plant during the harvest. Big Jim is more of a medium-hot as pods vary a great deal in heat but, that’s what makes it a family favorite. When chopped, the mixture makes for a great medium heat for enchiladas or burgers. This variety is also a personal favorite for making chile rellenos and ristras due to its great size and thickly meated pods. Rellenos made with the largest Medium Hot Red Chile pods can hold up to a half a pound of hamburger meat. They really are that big! Each chile is roasted in the traditional New Mexican style then gently peeled by hand.

More Details

Choose up to 25lbs of Roasted Medium – Hot Hatch Red Chiles

Instructions / Storage

All frozen chiles are packaged in 1lb resealable vacuum packed freezer bags. Frozen is shipped on gel packs and typically delivered less than 36 hours from the time it is taken out of the freezers.

Shipping Details

  • The Hatch Chile Store ships Monday-Wednesday of each week
  • Orders cannot be shipped to P.O. Boxes
  • Orders shipped to Alaska and Hawaii via 2-day will incur an additional $20 charge or $35 for Overnight Shipping. Sorry guys!
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The chile was hot and spicy. AND was still frozen when it arrived. My friend immediately made green chile stew and declared it perfect. This made this out of state New Mexican very happy.
Rachel M. - Boston, MA
The order came very quickly and I didn't have to pay for shipping. We already used some and made green chili with pot roast.
Lori L. - Cornelius, OR
Very well packed and delivered. The quality of the chili’s was good. Would recommend them.
Anna T. - Plano, TX
The chile was hot and spicy. ND was still frozen when it arrived. My friend immediately made green chile stew and declared it perfect. This made this out of state New Mexican very happy. He loves hot, hot food, especially his green chile.
Evan m. - Boston, MA
Product was really good, packaging was top notch and fast shipping.
Josh C. - Clayton, NC
I LOVE roasted Hatch Chilies. Thanks!
Anne O. - Morro Bay, CA
This is the 2nd time ordering here. Love the quality and taste of the chili's. Well packaged. Also tried the rellenos. I put them in the air fryer and smothered in my chili, delicious!
Lynn M. - Buffalo, MO
Shipped and arrived on time, well-packed! The batter used was incredible and these were a big hit here!
Thomas P. - Woodbridge, VA
The product was well packaged, arrived frozen, and high-quality.
Jose U. - Kapaa, HI
Product was exactly like described. Super fast shipping.
T.A. H. - Coden, AL
Right on time, my son and daughter in law loved it.
Candice W. - Shaker Heights, OH
The ordering, delivery and my brother loved the chilies. Glad we discovered goldbelly. We are a small business and love supporting small businesses.
Bob G. - Orem, UT
Fantastic packing. Great chilies! Thank you!!!
Loretta R. - Hermosa Beach, CA
Shipped sooner than I thought, received in perfect condition, and am so happy that even in rural California we can get great food from anywhere in the US
Barbara L. - Groveland, CA
The Hatch Green Chile Rellenos were a big hit and enjoyed by the recipient.
Stephanie S. - Marana, AZ
Everything arrived really quick n the recipients were excited receiving the foods as gifts
Larry C. - Waukegan, IL
The site was easy to use and the products arrived in great condition.
Dorothy S. - Maunaloa, HI
Just hot enough! Perfectly cooked and Chile sooo tasty! Will order again!!
Albert G. - Huntington Beach, CA
Thanks for the cooking instructions. Everybody enjoyed it! Everything was perfect! Delivery was fast.
Scott M. - Onyx, CA
Super fast shipping, items arrived frozen solid! Excellent experience.
Christine R. - Fayetteville, GA
Everything arrived frozen as expected.
Mary S. - Port Ludlow, WA
I ordered fresh, hot Hatch Green Chiles and they were amazing! Very fresh and in excellent condition. Very flavorful and smelled wonderful when roasting them. The packaging was in a nice sturdy box delivered overnight by FedEx. I will definitely order again.
Kathy L. - Plymouth, WI
Delivery on time. Food tasted great.
Steve D. - Long Beach, CA
Food arrived still frozen. Perfect.
Bari R. - Birmingham, AL
Food was packed perfectly and came when requested.
Mary H. - Tucson, AZ
Packaging was great and the peppers were in great shape!
Suzan C. - Bracey, VA
On time and in perfect condition.
Chris S. - Olympia, WA