A delicious spicy, hearty soup made from Hatch green chiles, bacon, and black beans. Lots of flavor and easy to make! Omit the bacon to make a vegetarian soup!
1. Hatch chiles can be substituted with Anaheim chile peppers, though the flavor is a bit different, and to me they are less hot. Still tasty though. You can also find Hatch chiles in a can. They will be soft, so you will miss out on that texture when you bite in to one, but the flavor is good.
2. If you can roast your Hatch chiles in the oven before putting them in the soup, the flavor will be even more amazing! They will be much softer in the soup, but that may be a trade off you like! For the BEST flavor, roast the Hatch chiles in a 400° oven for 20 minutes.