They’ve got their own Growers’ Association. They have a festival of their own: The Chile & Frijoles Festival. They have their own supermarkets: Colorado Whole Foods Market locations dumped Hatch chiles and replaced them with Pueblo chiles. And governor John Hickenlooper has even designated the last Saturday of the Colorado State Fair as Pueblo Chile Day.
History and Plant Development
That’s called Getting Famous Fast. Although a type of mirasol chile has been grown in the Pueblo area for more than a hundred years, the current craze for the Pueblo chile began in 1992. That’s when Dr. Michael Bartolo, an extension vegetable crops specialist and associate professor at Colorado State Read More
To celebrate the spring planting season, the Visit Pueblo Convention and Visitors Bureau puts on the Spice Up Spring Pueblo Chile Recipe Competition. Local restaurants craft unique culinary delights with the sole criteria being that their one-0f-a-kind recipe must feature Certified Pueblo Chile. Delectable dishes from the 2017 Spice Up Spring Competition included Pueblo-Chile-inflused bagels, macaroons, cheeseballs, artichoke dip, Mexican fruit cups, and more! Among some of the most creative dishes were Colorado Lamb Lollies with Citrus Mint from Brues Alehouse, Pueblo Chile Potato & Bacon Rose by Wine Down By the River, and Chile Chicken Cordon Bleu from Peppers at Milberger Farms, to name a few.
The winning appetizer Read More