Green chile stew

Green Chile Stew is a flavorful and hearty dish, often associated with Southwestern and Mexican cuisine. Here’s a simple recipe for making Green Chile Stew:


  • 1.5 pounds (about 680g) pork shoulder, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 2 cans (about 14 ounces each) diced green chiles, mild or hot (adjust to taste)
  • 1 can (14 ounces) diced tomatoes
  • 4 cups (about 1 liter) chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional, for extra heat)
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped, for garnish
  • Lime wedges, for serving


  1. Season and Brown Pork:
    • Season the pork pieces with salt and black pepper. In a large pot or Dutch oven, heat vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Brown the pork on all sides.
  2. Saute Onion and Garlic:
    • Add diced onion to the pot and sauté until softened. Add minced garlic and cook for another minute.
  3. Add Potatoes and Green Chiles:
    • Stir in diced potatoes, diced green chiles, and diced tomatoes. Cook for a few minutes, allowing the flavors to meld.
  4. Pour in Broth:
    • Pour in the chicken or vegetable broth, ensuring it covers the ingredients. Bring the stew to a simmer.
  5. Season the Stew:
    • Add ground cumin, dried oregano, ground coriander, and cayenne pepper (if using). Stir well to combine.
  6. Simmer:
    • Reduce the heat to low, cover the pot, and let the stew simmer for about 1.5 to 2 hours, or until the pork is tender.
  7. Adjust Seasoning:
    • Taste and adjust the seasoning, adding more salt or spices if needed.
  8. Serve:
    • Ladle the Green Chile Stew into bowls. Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve with lime wedges on the side.
  9. Enjoy:
    • Enjoy this delicious and warming Green Chile Stew with your favorite tortillas or crusty bread.

Feel free to customize the heat level by choosing mild or hot green chiles, and adjust the cayenne pepper accordingly. This stew is perfect for chilly days and brings the bold flavors of the Southwest to your table.

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