Hatch Chile Marmalade (2-Ingredient Topping)

by Dorothy Reinhold on August 24, 2022

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Hatch Chile Marmalade is a 2-ingredient topping for grilled lamb chops, pork chops, chicken or even beef — a little sweet, a little zippy, and a lot of flavor!

It’s Hatch Chile season again, my food friends, and you’d best get them while the gettin’ is good. The season runs from August through September, and then we wait another year for them.

Hatch, as you may know, grow only in the Hatch Valley of New Mexico, which stretches north and south along the Rio Grande from Arrey, New Mexico in the north to Tonuco Mountain to the southeast of Hatch, New Mexico. They are prized for their excellent flavor.

They’re also one of the only chilies to come in four heat levels — mild, medium, hot and extra hot, so you can choose the level you prefer.

Over the past years, I’ve written about Hatch many times, but I have to say one of my best new ideas this year is simple and sweet: top grilled lamb chops with Hatch Chile Marmalade! A little sweet, a little zippy, and a lotta flavor!

How to make Hatch Chile Marmalade

The recipe is ridiculously simple.

(1) your favorite jarred marmalade (ours is Maman brand orange marmalade, but I also like Stonewall Kitchen tangerine marmalade; both are available at grocery stores).
(2) roasted, peeled, seeded Hatch chiles, chopped.

2-Ingredient Hatch Chile Marmalade on top of a lamb chop, with rice on the white plateI dolloped it on a whole lamb chop for my husband…

Hatch Chile Marmalade on shreds of grilled lamb, with rice and cherry tomatoes on a white plate, on ShockinglyDelicious.com…and then I removed the meat from my chop and dolloped the topping on for my own plate. Suit yourself…it just depends on whether you like to gnaw bones. Simple steamed rice and some backyard cherry tomatoes completed the meal.

It was sublime!

Here’s the ridiculously easy recipe:

Hatch Chile Marmalade

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: Serves 2

Hatch Chile Marmalade

Hatch Chile Marmalade is a 2-ingredient topping for grilled lamb chops, pork chops, chicken or even beef -- a little sweet, a little zippy, and a lot of flavor!


  • 2 tablespoons orange marmalade (more or less, to taste)
  • 1 large Hatch chile, roasted, peeled, seeded and stemmed
  • .
  • For serving: 2 grilled lamb chops


  1. Put the marmalade into a small bowl.
  2. Chop the roasted chile into a small dice, and stir into the marmalade.
  3. Serve on top of grilled lamb chops!
  4. Serves 2.


Recipe source: Dorothy Reinhold | ShockinglyDelicious.com

Also good on grilled chicken, pork chops, steak or even seared tofu!

Originally published on Shockingly Delicious Aug. 25, 2019, and republished Aug. 24, 2022.


Boom…done….best dinner ever.

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Easy Hatch Chile Marmalade on a lamb chop with rice on the white plate, with recipe title superimposed on the photo, on ShockinglyDelicious.comGrab some Hatch chiles today, roast them up, peel off the charred skin and use them in everything you make!

How to roast Hatch chiles

  1. ON THE STOVETOP: To roast them yourself on the stove, go here
  2. ON THE GRILL: To roast on the outdoor grill, go here.

Other ways to use Hatch chiles

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Hatch Chile Grape Salsa atop eggs on a white plate on ShockinglyDelicious.com3-Ingredient Hatch Chile, Grape and Grilled Onion Salsa

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This post was originally published Aug. 25, 2019, and has been updated and republished today.

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{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Vik August 28, 2019 at 8:46 pm

This marmalade is so delicious and versatile! Tastes amazing


Dorothy Reinhold August 29, 2019 at 8:36 am

I am so glad you like it. So simple, so good. Everything should be this easy, right?


Sandra | A Dash of Sanity August 28, 2019 at 2:07 pm

It looks and sounds amazing!!


Katerina @ diethood .com August 28, 2019 at 12:05 pm

mmmm..this sounds amazing!! I can’t wait to try it!


Taylor August 28, 2019 at 6:46 am

So much flavor!! Perfect over lamb chops!


Erin | Dinners,Dishes and Dessert August 28, 2019 at 12:24 am

This looks incredibly delicious! I have to put this on my menu!


Hadia August 27, 2019 at 2:52 pm

What a fabulous recipe and what a lovely combination – hot, sweet, zingy and salty! Definitely making this. Thank you for sharing!


Liren Baker August 26, 2019 at 8:54 pm

What a smart use of hatch chile! I would smother this marmalade on everything!


Dorothy Reinhold August 27, 2019 at 3:58 pm

It’s a definite possibility I will do that!


Cathy August 25, 2019 at 6:10 pm



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