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Thu Nov 2, 2017, 07:55 PM

Items on the menu at a Mexican restaurant.

Why is it "Chile Relleno" but "Chili Verde"? The two "C" words have the same etymology, from Nahuatl "chilli".

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Lionel Mandrake Nov 2017 OP
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Response to Lionel Mandrake (Original post)

Thu Nov 2, 2017, 08:16 PM

1. Not a definite answer, but ...

Googling around I see Chiles Rellenos are chiles stuffed with fillings that range from ground or stewed meats to a medley of vegetables, cheese, etc.

While Chili Verde is a 'stew' (chili?) likely made with chunks of pork shoulder, slow cooked in a green chile sauce of jalapeņo chiles, garlic, and tomatillos.

So one refers to the chile, while the other refers to a 'stew' (chili).

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Response to Lionel Mandrake (Original post)

Sun Jul 22, 2018, 05:28 PM

2. in case you are still wondering....

"chile" is the word in Spanish
"chili" is American English
"chilli" is British English

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