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In Albuquerque, red and green chile sauce reign supreme, topping everything from enchiladas and burritos to huevos rancheros and even burgers. A sauce's bite is not determined by the color of the chile, as often believed, but by the particular variety of the fruit, and when it was grown. When ordering food in Albuquerque, it’s wise to ask the waiter which color sauce is hotter that day to suit your tastes. Or, just order your dish "Christmas-style," so it comes with both. Said to have originated in Albuquerque, sopaipillas are often served alongside spicy meals. When these fried doughy treats are dipped in honey, they help soothe a burning tongue.
 

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Living In: Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
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Grew up in Albuquerque, NM, lived in Oklahoma, California, Kansas City and am back in New Mexico. I love spicy food and foreign taste. Have done a little world traveling to Russia, Singapore, Japan, Mexico, and India and have enjoyed cuisines from each country thoroughly. I prefer to eat at home more than go out because I not many restaurants are all that impressive to me... if we're paying for it, shouldn't it be great?

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Pork Chops & Stuffing Bake

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Great recipe. It was easy and delicious. I am wondering why people would not like this...

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I make the sauce and let it simmer till somewhat thick. For the chicken chunks make a batter...

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Excellent recipe. I made only minor changes and it turned out great. Used chicken broth as...

 
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