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Here are 2 Taste of Home Recipes from New Mexico.

Green Chili Breakfast Burrito


6 large eggs

3 egg whites

1 minced jalapeno pepper

dash of cayenne pepper

4 breakfast sausage links

3/4 cup of shredded Mexican 3-cheese blend

1 small can of chopped green chiles

6 flour tortillas

1 cup of salsa


Whisk eggs, egg whites, jalapeno, and cayenne in a small bowl and set aside.

Crumble sausage into small pieces and brown in a skillet over medium heat.

Move sausages toward the edges of the pan, and pour egg mixture into the middle of the pan.

Stir until cooked.

Sprinkle with cheese and chili peppers

Remove from heat, cover, and let stand until cheese melts.

Place about 1/3 cup onto each tortilla.  Fold in the sides and roll it up.  

Although heavily influenced by Mexican cuisine, New Mexico has a unique cuisine of its own, with red and green chile peppers at its heart.

Here's a zesty chile pepper recipe from an excellent cookbook called Cocinas de New Mexico, published by the Public Service Company of New Mexico:


(Sweet Green Chile Meat Balls)



1 cup chopped raisins

1 egg

1 1/2 teaspoons allspice

2 pounds boiled ground beef or pork

1 cup chopped green chiles

1 1/2 cups brown sugar

1 cup flour

1 teaspoon salt


Heat 2-inches of shortening in a heavy pan on medium-high heat.

Beat egg and milk in a small mixing bowl. Set aside.

Combine meat, sugar, raisins, allspice, salt, and chile with 2 tablespoons of egg mixture.

Form mixture into 1/2-inch balls. Dip balls into remaining egg mixture and roll in flour.

Fry sweet chile meat balls in hot shortening until golden. Drain on absorbent towels. Yield: Approximately 3-4 dozen

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