hatch-green-chileI mentioned yesterday when I talked about how to roast green chiles that I sampled a green chile at the Chile Cookoff a couple years ago that I loved. I have been wanting to try and recreate it every since then, so when I saw Hatch chiles at our local grocery store, I decided to give it a go.

I love using my slow cooker to make chili, and I had just received a Wonderbag to review, so it was the perfect timing for me to test it out. What’s a Wonderbag you ask? It’s an electricity free slow cooker.

You basically heat your foods up per the directions included, then transfer it to the Wonderbag. The Wonderbag retains heat extremely well, so it will continue slow cooking your food for up to 12 hours!

It’s great for those summer months where you don’t want to heat up your kitchen, for emergency situations where power is limited or non-existent or just for when you’re trying to conserve resources. I love that for every Wonderbag purchased, they donate one to a charity organization or church in South Africa that is in need.

I’m looking forward to testing more recipes in my Wonderbag. I think it would be a great alternative to letting my slow cooker run all day when I’m making chicken stock.

You can purchase a Wonderbag on Amazon.com.

Now onto the recipe! One thing to note is that this recipe calls for MILD Hatch Chiles. Hatch chiles range in spice from mild to extra hot. If you accidentally use hot chiles instead of mild chiles, expect a fire in your mouth (not that I have ever made that mistake myself – ahem).

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