Food City's Hatch Chile Recipe Contest
FOOD CITY SPICES THINGS UP WITH SEARCH FOR BEST HATCH CHILE RECIPES
Families Invited to Bring the Heat by Entering Their Signature Recipes for an Opportunity to be Named Hatch Chile “Mandamas”
(PRESS RELEASE) To celebrate the long-awaited arrival of the Southwest’s spiciest fruit (yes, they’re fruits!), Food City is asking families across the state to share their secret Hatch Chile recipes for a chance to be crowned Hatch Chile “Mandamas.”
From Wednesday, Aug. 16 to Sunday, Sept. 24, home cooks are invited to share their family’s Hatch Chile recipe and a photo with Food City. Entrants will be vying for a chance to win a $500 Food City gift card.
Judging will take place on Food City’s Facebook page from Sept. 25 until 10 p.m. on Sept. 28. Recipes might include anything from slow-simmered sauces and spicy enchiladas that would make any abuela proud, to savory chile rellenos and melt-in-your-mouth casseroles…and everything in between!
Entrants must submit their recipes by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 24, through Food City’s website at: www.myfoodcity.com/hatchchilecontest. Entrants must include a recipe name, a list of ingredients, cooking directions, and a photo, as well as why the recipe is special to their family. The winning recipe will be announced on Friday, Sept. 29 on Facebook.
Now through the end of September: Hatch Green Chiles are available in Food City stores across the state, from now through the end of September. Harvested from New Mexico’s legendary Mesilla Valley Chile Company, Hatch Green Chiles can be purchased by the pound or in 30-pound bulk bags. Nearly all Food City locations are roasting Hatch Green Chiles for customers at no charge. Dates and times of chile roasts are available by calling or visiting your neighborhood Food City store. Stores are also offering homemade dishes such as cornbread and shredded beef with Hatch Green Chiles for purchase.
Food City is an everyday-low-price grocery store for price-conscious shoppers. With a more-than-60-year reputation of service to the Hispanic community in Arizona, Food City carries aisles of traditional Mexican foods along with items found in a traditional grocery store. Food City also reaches out to the community by hiring people from the neighborhoods it serves. The community-focused grocery store is known for holding car seat and water safety events, mobile dental clinics, back-to-school immunizations, backpack giveaways and other cultural celebrations. For more information, visit www.myfoodcity.com.