Chiles Toreados

Chiles Toreados have an amazing flavor! From the toasting on the comal, to the natural flavors of the chile, to the touch of sauce, DELICIOUS! These are a great addition to any Mexican meal. 

Blistered jalapeños, chile guerito peppers peppers and onions in a skillet
Chiles Toreados can be made with Jalapeños, Chiles Gueritos and Serrano peppers

Here is a quick of toreados recipe to enjoy with your favorite tacos, tortas, Sonoran hot dogs and Bistec Con papas.

These delicious blistered peppers are classic in Mexico and are served everywhere. If you go eat street tacos, there is a 95% chance they will have some ready for you complimentary of the house.

Green and yellow peppers in a small skillet
Chiles gueritos are the perfect condiment to any Mexican dish!

If you don’t get them right away, just ask for chiles toreados or chiles asados and you’ll get a big plate along with “cebolla” (sautéed onions).

Ingredients

  • The Chiles: You can use jalapeños, chile güerito (yellow hot chili pepper) or serrano peppers. You can pick your favorite or any combination of these 3 peppers.
  • A little oil to sauté the peppers and onions.
  • The onions. They are optional but very highly recommended as it’s the perfect pairing for chile toreados. Use white or yellow onions.
  • The sauce: You can use soy sauce, Worcestershire or Maggi seasoning. Use whatever you have in hand!
  • Fresh lime juice (about 1 lime)
Cutting a small slice with a knife in a jalapeño pepper
Easy to prepare Chile Toreados.

How to make Chiles Toreados

  • Wash the peppers very well and create a small slit with a knife. This will prevent the peppers from burst when sautéing them. (see above photo)
  • Heat a non-stick skillet to medium-high, preferably an iron skillet or a comal, and add the 2 tablespoons of oil.
  • Add the peppers and when they’re blistered on one side add the onions to the skillet if using any. Try to arrange the onions evenly on the skillet.
an iron skillet with fried jalapeños and raw onion slices
Sauté sliced onions along jalapeños & serrano peppers for extra flavor
  • Rotate the chiles until all sides are blistered. Meanwhile, continue to sauté the onions until soft & brown.
Blistered peppers and onions in a black iron skillet
Sautéed sliced onions and jalapeños are perfect for any Mexican meal.
  • Remove from heat and add your preferred condiment (soy sauce, Worcestershire or maggi seasoning) and lime juice.
  • Serve hot or cold.
Close up image of a blistered jalapeño
Chiles Toreados in a small skillet

Chiles Toreados (blistered peppers)

Servings 6 peppers
Ana Frias
5 from 10 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Chiles Toreados have an amazing flavor! From the toasting on the comal, to the natural flavors of the chile, to the touch of sauce, DELICIOUS! These are a great addition to any Mexican meal. 
6 peppers

Ingredients
  

  • 6 fresh chiles. Jalapeños, Chile Güerito (yellow hot chili pepper) or Serrano peppers Pick your favorite or any combination of these 3 peppers.
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • ½ large onion (white or yellow) sliced into thin strips
  • 6 Tbsp soy sauce, Worcestershire or maggi seasoning
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lime juice (about 1 lime)

Instructions
 

  • Wash the peppers very well and create a small slit with a knife. This will prevent the peppers from burst when sautéing them.
  • Heat a non-stick skillet to medium-high, preferably an iron skillet or a comal, and add the 2 tablespoons of oil.
  • Add the peppers and when they're blistered on one side add the onions to the skillet if using any. Try to arrange the onions evenly on the skillet.
  • Rotate the chiles until all sides are blistered. Meanwhile, continue to sauté the onions until soft & brown.
  • Remove from heat and add your preferred condiment (soy sauce, Worcestershire or maggi seasoning) and lime juice.
  • Serve hot or cold.

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NUTRITION

Serving: 1pepper | Sodium: 890mg | Sugar: 1g | Fiber: 1g | Potassium: 64mg | Calories: 50kcal | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Fat: 5g | Protein: 2g | Carbohydrates: 2g

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Blistered jalapeños, chile guerito peppers peppers and onions in a skillet
Mexican Blistered Peppers are the perfect condiment to go with your favorite tacos!

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14 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Topped my vegan Mac ‘n’ Cheese with these Toreados..it was NEXT LEVEL!!! Very satisfying 🙂

  2. 5 stars
    The jalapeños I buy at the grocery store come in a big bag, and this is a delicious way to use them up. Using a cast iron skillet works perfectly for blistering the peppers.

  3. 5 stars
    I have never heard of this before, but I love anything with chillies so this sounds good to me!