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New Mexico Green Chili in LA

The Whole Foods in Woodland Hills sells Bueno (Albuquerque) frozen green chili. Bueno Pasole too.
I assume that its sold at other Whole Foods' in LA. I know there are New Mexican's in LA who re in need of a chile fix!

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  1. Some Albertson's sell Bueno chiliess well. It's cheaper at Albertson's than Whole Foods, but not all of them carry it. The ones in more Latino neighborhoods are your best bets. I've found it at the Albertson's down on Crenshaw south of the I-10 and a few others.

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    1. re: estone888

      Albertson's on Hillhurst ,just south of Los Feliz Blvd, carries Bueno green & red in the frozen section.

    2. Woohoo! Do you know if they have the frozen red chile too? My mom pays the $50 shipping fee to get her supply and shares some with me. She swears by it (both parents born and raised in NM) and now I'm hooked too. I told her I'd split the fee with her next time. This will be great news if we can get it locally. It's about time!

      1. Yep, I've also got the red chilie on many an occasion.

        1. I've gotten the Bueno red and green chiles at the Albertsons in Culver City. They had red, green - hot and mild as well as autumn roast. Its kinda a strange assortment of rare finds at that albertsons.

          1. Which Albertsons in Culver City, the one on Washington near Lincoln?

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            1. re: Burger Boy

              Yes that one! It's true! I just stopped by there (the one next to Costco)! They have Bueno Foods frozen Red Chile and frozen Chopped Green Chile. Change of plans for Super Bowl Halftime snacks today!

            2. I found a jarred green chile sauce at Ralphs called "El Pinto" ... mild and medium. In a pinch ... it makes a decent chile verde.

              1. This is great news indeed! I still have dreams of the green chile served at the Plaza Cafe. Does anyone have a favorite green chile recipe to share?

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                1. re: mke2lax

                  Cocinas de NM cookbook from PNM. Very good recipes for NM cuisine basics. Good cause too.

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                  Cocina Restaurant
                  4901 Durfee Ave, Pico Rivera, CA 90660

                2. They sell frozen red and green chile from the Albuquerque Tortilla Company at Wal Mart Super Store (Rosemead).

                  1. Neta ... do you know off the top of your head if this Walmart sells Albuquerque Tortilla Company - flour tortillas ... They are really good and very similar to home-made flour tortillas ... far superior to what is sold in the markets here in L.A.

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                    1. re: lilygirl

                      I didn't notice at Walmart but it's so funny you asked. Today, I went to the Max food on Via Campo in Montebello and I noticed that they do sell the the Albuquerque Tortilla Company flour tortillas. I picked up a package and thought how much they looked like homemade. I didn't buy any because I needed the larger burrito size. Next time I go to WM, I'll be sure to check for you.

                      1. re: lilygirl

                        Lilygirl: BUENO Foods has a cookbook w/ great recipes. Old style NM favorites. Also, there is a great green chile recipe in ESQUIRE Magazine, from 2004, I think. It was the only recipe in the magazine and extremely good. Use good cut of pork, though. And if you make a metal pan of enchiladas using BUENO Red, and heat them up on the grill to which a little wood smoke licks up, you won't have any better enchiladas even if you do go all the way to NM to get them. Cheers! Bambi

                      2. Thanks ... you just made my day ... I live in nearby whittier ... i'll be sure to cruise by Max Food and pick some up ...

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                        1. re: lilygirl

                          When you walk into Max Foods, go to the front left side of the market near the deli. There is an area where they have tortillas and that is where I saw them. You might want to try the Diego Tortilla Chips too. They're on a shelf against the wall directly behind the torts. These tortilla chips are like homemade. Great for SB Sunday (with some guacamole ummmm).

                          1. re: Neta

                            With SB XLI now history, where in LA can one find stacked bluecorn tortilla green chile sour cream chicken enchiladas with some puffy featherlight sopapillas on the side? As you can see I'm not asking for much.

                            1. re: bernardo

                              You might want to try Anita's in Fullerton ... its been a couple of years since i've visited but do recall that they have sopapillas ...(I usually find a cheap flight to Albuquerque when the craving hits bad enough ... no i'm not joking...I'm a green chile freak)

                              600 S. Harbor Blvd. - map
                              Fullerton, CA 92632

                              If your up to whipping up your own enchiladas the blue corn tortillas at Adelitas off of Washington/Central (downtown) are very fresh. If you want to make your own sopapillas ... you can buy a bag of masa harina, make the dough and fry some up ... not too difficult.

                            2. re: Neta

                              Neta ... thanks so much for your tip ... the tortillas were superb with my chile colorado i made for superbowl sunday ..

                          2. I think I saw some at Los 5 Puntos in East L.A. Cesar Chavez/Lorena.

                            1. Just found Bueno frozen red chili at Whole Foods on Wilshire in Santa Monica. They also had another brand of frozen green chili but I still have some in the freezer. Albertsons in Culver City is no longer carrying it.