Story by Jenny Paulson – Chiles are fundamental to Pueblo cuisine and when you dine out in Pueblo, you’ll rarely find a restaurant without red and green chile, served as a sauce, or cooked with just about everything. Local farms breed and grow cultivars, which are sold fresh, roasted and dried and many cooks have created their own renditions of Pueblo Chile, with the most common question at Pueblo-style Mexican restaurants being red or green?
From the menu at Juanitas Burritos food truck, located off Northern Avenue on the South Side of Pueblo, you can choose red Chile, green Chile, Carne Adovada Chile or Xmas Chile with your meal. If you are a newbie to Pueblo Chile, the nice thing about this place is, if don’t know which one to choose, just check Pueblo Christmas Chile (the perfect mix of Juanita’s must raved about by Puebloeans, homemade fresh red and green Chile) and enjoy them both.
Juanita Romero’s, chef and owner of Juanita’s Burritos, has created three types of Chile that locals, who know their Pueblo Chile, favor and even take home by the half pint to cook their own meals. Her food truck has become a known stop for Puebloeans who enjoy her large portions of food at reasonable prices, along with her award winning Chile.
In a recent post by Juanita Romero, owner of this popular food truck, she says, “Chile is calling my name ! Red or green or Xmas!” Here are some items on her Pueblo-style Mexican food menu that come with the choice of her tasteful Christmas Chile (both red and green):
The Best Chile Cheese Fries, fresh cut fries with cheese, lettuce, tomatoes and your choice of Chile.
The Tamale Plate, two homemade pork tamales with beans, smothered with your choice of Chile, covered with lettuce and tomatoes.
The Indian Taco, made with Indian fry bread, topped with beans, ground beef, cheese and your choice of Chile, covered with lettuce, tomatoes and sour cream.
The Enchilada Plate, three rolled enchiladas with a side of beans, with either chicken or beef and your choice of Chile, covered with lettuce and tomatoes and sour cream.
Burritos (beef and bean, bean and chicharrones, bean and cheese, beef and potatoes), with your choice of Chile
The Bacon or Sausage Breakfast, made with scrambled eggs, potatoes, your choice of meat and Chile.
Also try Juanita’s Carne Adovada Chile, made with marinaded pork simmered in red Chile.
You can purchase a 1/2 pint of red or green Chile for just $3, or buy both colors, and make your own Christmas Chile meal at home.
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