I came across thousands of recipes for Hatch Chiles but my mind was set on Mac and Cheese because it's supposed to cool down tonight with a nice rain and I am feeling like Football Weather comfort food.
So I looked to Ree to help me roast these chiles with no muss, no fuss. I found a cool recipe for mac and cheese with chiles, chicken and black beans but I decided to make this dish sauce with my basic quesadilla fillings: cream cheese, shredded cheddar (or jack), green onion, green chiles, garlic (I used a dab of mayo in the quesadillas but I omitted the mayo for this dish).
While the chiles were roasting, I prepared the basic bechamel sauce.
|Ready to go into the oven...|
The peppers roasting left a delicious aroma in the house!
|Into the Queso|
The chiles were a little spicier than the canned version that we normally have in stock, but it was a good heat. Everyone had seconds and some even had fourths! It was a satisfying meal.
Oh, and we had some rain. A gentle rain that stopped as quickly as it started so it's a little steamy outside right now. I am hoping that we get more rain and cooler temps overnight...