Weekly Recipes

Chile Kotlets

Green Chile Kotlets

Chile Kotlets are a spicy version of a Russian favorite, basically, meatloaf fried up in patties and topped with mayonnaise. Add chiles and you get a Southwestern version. Original recipe from Boris is at

A few months ago, my son Nick emailed me a YouTube video and asked, “Would you make this for me?” Hey, this was Boris making traditional Russian kotlet, which he says means “True love in food form.” I’m game! I finally made it for him. And, of course, as soon as I eyeballed the recipe, I knew it would also be great with green chiles. Make it either with or without green chiles – it’s a feast for the tastebuds either way. Here’s the original video from Boris

Warning: health food this ain’t. It’s made with lots of butter and oil in the mix and the meat patties are coated with flour and fried in lots more butter and oil. Then you slather the result with lots of mayonnaise. Count up those points for your Weight Watchers. Of course, everything else I make is low-cal, right?

Chile Kotlets
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Serves: 6 servings
  • ¾ cup chopped onion
  • 3 slices bread
  • 1¼ cup milk
  • ½ lb ground beef
  • ½ lb ground pork
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • ½ cup diced green chiles
  • oil (I used olive oil)
  • flour
  • butter
  • mayonnaise
  • dill, parsley, tomato for garnish if desired
  1. Pour 1-2 tbsp oil into skillet, add 1 tbsp butter and the onions. Sautee until soft & translucent. Set aside.
  2. Tear or cut bread into big pieces, place in a bowl, pour on milk, and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, mix beef, pork, eggs, salt and pepper.
  4. Make sure bread is soaked with milk, grab the bread, squeeze out excess milk and dump bread in the bowl of meat. Blend in green chiles. Throw out milk or drink it if you're into that.
  5. Shape the meat into patties ½ to 1 inch thick. It should make about 6.
  6. Sprinkle about ¼ cup flour on a cutting board and coat each patty with flour.
  7. In a very large skillet, pour about 2 tbsp oil and 1 tbsp butter in. Over medium heat, fry meat patty up on both sides until cooked to desired doneness. It helps to have a lid on the skillet most of the time.
  8. Serve 1 per plate, spread 1-2 tbsp mayonnaise on top and sprinkle with dill or parsely. Garnish with anything else you'd like such as onion or diced tomato.
  9. Enjoy! Remember - it's true love in food form!


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