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Hatch Green Chile Chorizo Pinwheels

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Mexican flavors of chorizo sausage and Hatch diced green chiles shine in this fast and easy appetizer, great for a crowd

A fast and easy appetizer recipe great for game day, party food, and entertaining. Hatch Green Chile Chorizo Pinwheels are filled with a cream cheese mixture, chorizo sausage, and chile peppers. #hatchchiles #greenchile #gamedayrecipesFull of Mexican flavors, these Hatch Green Chile Chorizo Pinwheels are a quick and easy appetizer recipe!

A fast and easy appetizer recipe great for game day, party food, and entertaining. Hatch Green Chile Chorizo Pinwheels are filled with a cream cheese mixture, chorizo sausage, and chile peppers. #hatchchiles #greenchile #gamedayrecipesThis post contains affiliate links.

Hatch chile pepper season is in full swing in August and September, and I love to use the peppers in as many things as I can!  Find more green chile recipes here!

A fast and easy appetizer recipe great for game day, party food, and entertaining. Hatch Green Chile Chorizo Pinwheels are filled with a cream cheese mixture, chorizo sausage, and chile peppers. #hatchchiles #greenchile #gamedayrecipesI am lucky to live in a state where we see these fresh peppers by the truckload every year.  But if you don’t have the fresh ones, canned works great.  You can find diced Hatch green chiles online here! They come in different heat levels, so pick what you prefer.  I like to use mild or medium, depending on what I am making and how many of them are in the dish.

A fast and easy appetizer recipe great for game day, party food, and entertaining. Hatch Green Chile Chorizo Pinwheels are filled with a cream cheese mixture, chorizo sausage, and chile peppers. #hatchchiles #greenchile #gamedayrecipesHatch Green Chile Chorizo Pinwheels make a great appetizer for entertaining and game day because they are so fast and easy to make.  First, cook the chorizo sausage.  Chorizo is a slightly spicy, seasoned Mexican sausage.  You can also use any other kind of sausage that you like.  Then make the cream cheese mixture, mixing in the diced Hatch green chiles.  Spread the cream cheese on a tortilla and add the chorizo on top.  Roll the tortillas up tight and chill.  The chilling makes them easier to cut and they hold together better.  Find more pinwheel recipes here!

A fast and easy appetizer recipe great for game day, party food, and entertaining. Hatch Green Chile Chorizo Pinwheels are filled with a cream cheese mixture, chorizo sausage, and chile peppers. #hatchchiles #greenchile #gamedayrecipesThese Hatch Green Chile Chorizo Pinwheels would be perfect for feeding a crowd, like for game day!  You can make them in advance and they hold up well, making them a great option for gatherings. 

A fast and easy appetizer recipe great for game day, party food, and entertaining. Hatch Green Chile Chorizo Pinwheels are filled with a cream cheese mixture, chorizo sausage, and chile peppers. #hatchchiles #greenchile #gamedayrecipes

A fast and easy appetizer recipe great for game day, party food, and entertaining. Hatch Green Chile Chorizo Pinwheels are filled with a cream cheese mixture, chorizo sausage, and chile peppers. #hatchchiles #greenchile #gamedayrecipes A fast and easy appetizer recipe great for game day, party food, and entertaining. Hatch Green Chile Chorizo Pinwheels are filled with a cream cheese mixture, chorizo sausage, and chile peppers. #hatchchiles #greenchile #gamedayrecipes

Hatch Green Chile Chorizo Pinwheels

Mexican flavors of chorizo sausage and Hatch diced green chiles shine in this fast and easy appetizer, great for a crowd
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: 30 Min or Less, Game Day, Pork
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 24 pinwheels
Calories: 59kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Cook the chorizo over medium heat in a large skillet until cooked through. Set aside.
  • Make the cheese mixture by combining the cream cheese, Monterey Jack cheese, green chiles, garlic powder, and salt in a small bowl.
  • Spread the cheese mixture across both tortillas to the edges in an even, thin layer. I skip spreading to the right and left edges by about an inch because the ends will be thrown out.
  • Sprinkle the chorizo across the cheese mixture and press lightly into the cheese.
  • Starting from the bottom, gently but somewhat tightly roll the tortilla up.
  • Chill the logs in the freezer for 10 minutes to firm up, or in the refrigerator if waiting longer before serving. The chilling will make them easier to slice and create cleaner cuts without everything oozing out.
  • When ready to serve, use a serrated knife to cut the log into half inch rounds (or as thick/thin as preferred). Discard the ends where the log is hollow (or snack on them!). Serve immediately.

Notes

You can also use regular large tortillas however you will get fewer pinwheels per tortilla and will need more to use up the cheese mixture.
You can get diced Hatch green chiles online here! Pick the heat level you prefer.

Nutrition

Calories: 59kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 141mg | Potassium: 37mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 78IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg
By on August 28th, 2019

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4 thoughts on “Hatch Green Chile Chorizo Pinwheels”

    • Hi Margie,

      Yes, I serve them cold. You could serve them room temperature if you want but beware of how long they are out for food safety reasons. If they are heated, the cheese will melt out of them.

      Reply
  1. I love this recipe. Thank you.
    I added my own salsa as well as doubled the recipe. Was a big hit at the last family gathering. Making it again for a class reunion picnic. Made it the night before so hopefully it keeps well in the fridge tonight.

    Reply

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