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Where can I buy canned green chilis

BostonTparty May 23, 2011 05:53 AM

Where can I buy canned green chilis in a can larger than 4 ounces?

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    emannths RE: BostonTparty May 23, 2011 06:10 AM

    Goya has pickled jalapenos in a 11oz can. Best bets would be Market Basket or other stores with a big stock of Goya products, like Brazilian/Salvadorean markets.

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      BostonTparty RE: emannths May 23, 2011 09:44 AM

      I don't want jalepenos . I want large milder ones like a poblano to make a kind of chili relleno type of thing

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        emannths RE: BostonTparty May 23, 2011 09:49 AM

        MB usually has fresh poblanos. I can't recall seeing canned ones though. Mexgrocer has some though: http://www.mexgrocer.com/catagories-c...

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      Jenny Ondioline RE: BostonTparty May 23, 2011 09:51 AM

      Unfortunately, I've never seen big cans of green chile here. The Latin stores don't carry them because they're mostly Central American-owned and green chile is primarily New Mexican.

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        BostonTparty RE: Jenny Ondioline May 23, 2011 10:53 AM

        Thank you. I'll look into mexgrocer. I'm sure Hi Lo would have had them but , alas.
        I tried a mexican grocer in Roslindale Sq and also in Marlboro but they had five different brands of Jalapenos in various size cans and nothing else.
        I may have to break down and buy fresh poblanos roast them and make real chili rellenos

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          Jenny Ondioline RE: BostonTparty May 23, 2011 12:35 PM

          No, Hi-Lo never had them. Believe me, I looked!

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            deglazer RE: Jenny Ondioline May 23, 2011 06:25 PM

            Hi-Lo definitely had them, I bought them for years. Can't remember the brand but you can see it around. Fire roasted chiles in the big can (28oz?). Have seen the same brand in #10 cans at Restaurant Depot. Maybe try La Internacional in Union Sq?

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              BostonTparty RE: deglazer May 24, 2011 05:50 AM

              Thank you everyone who responded. I try some of your suggestions but in the end I'll probably have to go with the fresh chilis and roast them myself

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                kimfair1 RE: BostonTparty May 24, 2011 05:56 AM

                Stop and Shop also carries small cans of whole poblanos. I know this, as I have a recipe which uses the chopped, and my non-label reading wife bought the whole once. If I remember correctly there were 2-3 peppers in the can. May not be optimum, but certainly quicker and easier than roasting them yourself.

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                  BostonTparty RE: kimfair1 May 24, 2011 07:59 AM

                  Thank you but I am trying to find larger cans so I don't have to by 7 small cans

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                  deglazer RE: BostonTparty May 24, 2011 05:50 PM

                  Remembered the brand - Evamex.

                  Good piece on seriouseats on making chile verde without Hatch chiles. http://www.seriouseats.com/2011/01/ho... Poblanos, cubanelles and jalapenos was the esteemed author's suggestion.

        2. Kirs RE: BostonTparty May 23, 2011 10:48 AM

          El Chavo in Roslindale might carry them. I'd definitely give them a call first, though.

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            gourmaniac RE: BostonTparty May 23, 2011 10:52 AM

            I thought i saw canned Hatch Green Chiles at Whole foods.

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              yumyum RE: gourmaniac May 23, 2011 11:11 AM

              You can definitely get Hatch chiles at WF (and even at the Star or Stop and Shop). But you typically have to buy the little teeny tins. I think the OP is looking for bulk.

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                BostonTparty RE: yumyum May 23, 2011 11:55 AM

                El Chavo does not have them and I can buy them at stores like Stop & Shop but they only sell them in 4 oz cans. I would like to find them in 12 - 28 oz cans. I'm sure that Hatch sells them in 28 oz cans but I would probably only find them in the Southwest

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                  Kirs RE: BostonTparty May 23, 2011 12:00 PM

                  The Hatch situation in the East is not good. Back in Denver Hatch is everywhere, and not ridiculously overpriced like it is at Whole Foods. I feel your pain.

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              hto44 RE: BostonTparty May 23, 2011 02:10 PM

              Hannafords has 7oz. cans. of Old El Paso chopped green chilis.

              El Paso
              15 Norwood St, Everett, MA 02149

              1. kobuta RE: BostonTparty May 23, 2011 02:43 PM

                I've seen canned green chilis at Ocean State Job Lot. Can't recall if they're in the bigger cans, but at their prices, you can buy multiple cans and still get a good value.

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                  cpingenot RE: BostonTparty May 23, 2011 03:27 PM

                  I know that you can order frozen from NM, and probably larger cans online, but if you want to stuff them for rellenos, I'd just get poblanos and roast them yourself. The texture of the canned ones is too delicate for stuffing IMO. Super easy on a gas grill, and pretty easy in the oven.

                  I don't think I have ever seen cans larger than 4oz. This probably won't help, but WF has/ had a hatch chile fest in the fall and you can buy a case at an attractive price and roast them yourself.
                  I have a canning set up, and canned 45 lbs of them in 4oz, 8 oz and 16 oz sizes, but you could also freeze them if you have more freezer space than I do (and or use fewer of them :))

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                    BostonTparty RE: cpingenot May 23, 2011 04:48 PM

                    Thanks I'll try Ocean State .I go there often and never noticed them. I am looking for whole chilis as I am making a chili relleno casserole type of thing but maybe I should just give in an get fresh poblanos and make the real deal

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                    Rooster RE: BostonTparty Jul 3, 2012 07:42 AM

                    I used to be part owners in a Mexican Rest., and we got the big cans from Winn Dixie, but they no longer carry them. I can not find them anywhere. The canned ones are so easy to use. All the stores should carry them, but I can't find them anywhere.

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