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Green Chili Stew Recipe
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Green Chili Stew

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"A great Mexican stew. Everyone loves this, even my children!"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr 30 mins

    1 hr 45 mins


  1. In a large pot over medium heat, heat the oil and brown the stew meat and the onions until onions are translucent; about 5 minutes
  2. Pour in the diced tomatoes with chiles, beef broth and chile peppers. Stir in the garlic salt and cumin. Salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 1 hour. Add a little more beef broth or water if needed during simmering.
  4. Stir in cubed potatoes to the mixture and simmer for an additional 30 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 04, 2003

Green chili stew is a very popular dish in New Mexico which is where I grew up. I make this easy stew on Christmas Eve (slow cooked in a crock-pot for 6-8 hours). The level of desired spicyiness will vary for different people. Canned green chili is too mild for my taste. For those who prefer spicier green chili, I recommend - a popular New Mexico chili retailer. You can also choose to make a milder stew and serve extra green chili on the side so people can adjust the spicyness. I highly recommend you try this stew - it will warm your bones on a cold winter's day. YUM!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 25, 2004

It was okay - just not what I was looking for. Maybe I was expecting something with a kick - it was surprisingly mild. I'm glad I tried it but I'll stick with traditional beef stew.

Jan 25, 2004

WONDERFUL recipe. I made it even simpler by just throwing everything in my slow cooker and letting it cook for 2-3 hours until tender. I added the potatoes about 1/2 an hour before serving.

Jan 25, 2004

My husband really liked this. He is Mexican and does not like Tex-Mex food, which is what usually passes as Mexican food. He said this was just like something his mom makes, which means it's not only tasty, but also very genuinely Mexican and traditional. I added twice the amount of chopped green chiles, and added the hottest chopped tomatoes with chiles I could find. It still wasn't that hot, but it was very, very tasty and hearty.

Jan 25, 2004

OK I made this into my "own" recipe but used this one as a guideline. Instead of using beef I did pork cubes so therefore I ommitted the broth. I would reccommend using about a cup of water instead. I did not use the cucim but that was because I don't care for it. I chopped two small jalapeno's and browned them with the onion and meat. I DID NOT add the potatoes. Instead of using the canned chili's I chopped fresh, about one dozen. After browing the meat and onions and jalapeno's I mixed everything in the crockpot on low for as long as I needed. It is a very good recipe! Thanks Lynn!

Sep 29, 2010

This is a fantastic recipe to try if you've never made Green Chili Stew before. I did make mine with ground beef rather than beef stew meat or pork and used fresh roasted green chili (living in NM has it's advantages when it comes to getting authentic ingredients for this one!) that I purchased from Sunflower Market. A little tweaking of the spices to suit my personal tastes - I like a lot of garlic - fresh tortillas from a local establishment and we were in total green chili bliss! Suffice it to say I won't really need to be buying from local restaurants as I have found something just as good, if not better! Thanks for posting a great recipe :)

Mar 10, 2007

I used pork loin as I think it goes so well with green chile. Like others, I made this in my slow cooker so I omitted the oil. I used 14 oz frozen green chile (with liquid) so I reduced the broth to 1/4 c. I didn't add tomatoes or potatoes for dietary reasons, but did add about two cloves minced garlic. This is very similar to the way I usually make my green chile meat, but I usually don't add cumin. I'll definitely be adding it from now on. Thanks Lynn!

Dec 27, 2002

This was a delicious stew/soup. The s in my family went nuts for this recipe. This is something I will include in my monthly menu, I can't say enough about it! t


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  • Calories
  • 549 kcal
  • 27%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 33 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 122 mg
  • 41%
  • Fat
  • 26.5 g
  • 41%
  • Fiber
  • 3.3 g
  • 13%
  • Protein
  • 43.6 g
  • 87%
  • Sodium
  • 1455 mg
  • 58%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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