Traditional New Mexico Green Chile Stew • I am New Mexico

Traditional New Mexico Green Chile Stew

This is basically the standard bowl of soup for any average everyday New Mexican. You can see people in New Mexico feeding this to their children as soon as they develop teeth. Whether you’ve had this or not, you should definitely put this in your recipe book as a guide, although most New Mexicans don’t need a recipe. It’s one of those things that are genetically coded, I think?

Yield: 6 servings

Cooking Time: Approximately 1 hour

Temperature: Medium, Low

Freezes Well

  • 2 pounds pork or beef, cubed
  • 3 cups potatoes
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 3 cups roasted, peeled and chopped New Mexico green chile*
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes (*Optional)

1. Dredge the meat in flour. Place the shortening in a heavy skillet and brown meat at medium heat. Place meat in a large stewing pot.

2. Sauté the onions in the remaining shortening and add to stewing pot.

3. Add all remaining ingredients to stewing pot and simmer at low heat for 1 hour.

* Varied amounts may be used.

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