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New Mexico Green Chile Pork Slow Cooker Stew

This is a delicious New Mexico Green Chile Stew or Chile Verde recipe made in the slow cooker.  If you love green chile recipes you must check out this easy Green Chile Pork Slow Cooker Stew.   
 
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It’s a Green Chile Pork Stew that’s loaded with Hatch Green chiles, pork, potatoes, and spices.  And it makes a great bowl of comfort to warm the soul and fill the belly with goodness. 
 

 Chile Verde recipe, New Mexico Green Chile Stew

 

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As soon the weather turns just a little cool, enjoy a batch of our Chile Verde recipe or Hatch Green Chile Stew    It’s best served it with corn tortillas or flour tortillas but we are sure it also would be delicious with homemade cornbread. But if you don’t live near Hatch New Mexico, you can still enjoy green chiles by buying Hatch Fresh Green Chiles already frozen online right here

One thing that I miss about New Mexico is the abundance of fresh green chiles  We lived near Hatch New Mexico and reaped the benefit of fresh Hatch Green Chiles every fall.

 
Green Chile Stew
 
I absolutely love the smell of roasting green chile and most of the New Mexico air is just alive with the aroma during harvest season.  We would buy a gunny sack full of fresh green chiles and have them roasted on the spot.   We use them to make our amazing chile Verde recipe plus many others.  
 
These chile roasters are all over town during harvest, even at Walmart and our local grocery stores.   They place the fresh chiles into the drum of the roaster and a burner is lite.  The roaster drum tumbles the chiles past the open flame.

 

Green Chile Pork Stew

 

When the chiles are roasted, the flame is turned off and the drum continues to turn so most of the seeds and skins fall off.     We pack them in a big trash bag to take home to separate and freeze.     The aroma of roasting green chile is heavenly and just hangs over the entire area and is one of my all-time favorite smells.

We separate our fresh chiles and freeze them with our Foodsaver Vacuum Sealer.    This way we have fresh green chiles in our freezer all year for such things as our Chile Verde recipe. 

 

How to make New Mexico Green Chile Stew:

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Start your New Mexico Green Chile Stew with 3lbs of pork shoulder cut into 1/2 inch cubes.  We always cut away most of the fat but leave some for flavoring.  

 

 

Liberally season with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper.   Toss the meat to cover all sides to make this chile Verde recipe.

 

New Mexico Green Chile Stew

 

Place pork cubes in a large dutch oven with the olive oil over medium-high heat until brown.  You might have to do this in batches to make sure that it browns and not boils. 

 

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Remove the pork cubes from the dutch oven and set aside.  We use a pie plate and cover to keep warm until all the pork cubes are cooked.

 

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Chop 1 whole white onion to equal one cup and mince 5 cloves of peeled garlic.   We use this rubber tubey thingy Garlic Peeler which works amazingly well.    And we have thrown out all our garlic mincers since we purchased this Green Garlic Chopper It’ makes my heart happy and makes using fresh garlic a breeze.   

 

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Add the chopped onions into the dutch oven and cook until soft and translucent about 5-6 minutes.  Then add minced garlic and cook for an additional 1 minute.  
 
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Chop 6-6 freshly roasted Hatch Green Chile into 1/2 inch pieces and add to the onions and garlic in the dutch oven.  Add cumin and oregano and cook for 1-2 minutes.    Add vinegar and stir to deglaze the pan, pour in the enchilada sauce and chicken broth, heat.  
 
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Place pork cubes in a slow cooker, pour the sauce from the Dutch oven over the pork, add the potatoes and cook for 3-4 hours on low.  And this New Mexico Green Chile Stew should be ready! 
 
Green Chile Pork Slow Cooker Stew
 
This Pork in this Chile Verde recipe should be tender and the sauce will be thickened and be sure to serve it with heated tortillas on the side.   This Hatch Green Chile Pork Slow Cooker Stew is made with fresh green chiles.   And it just warms the heart and soul with spicy comfort. 

 

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Print Recipe
4.8 from 10 votes

Hatch Green Chile Pork Stew

Chunks of pork, potato and green chile in a seasoned Mexican green sauce.  
Prep Time20 mins
Slow Cooker4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: chile verde recipe, Green Chile Pork Slow Cooker, Green Chile Stew, Hatch Green Chile Recipe, New Mexico Green Chile Stew
Servings: 8
Calories: 547kcal
Author: Evelyn

Equipment

  • Slow Cooker

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Season pork cubes with salt and pepper and brown in a large dutch oven with the olive oil over medium-high heat until brown in batches.
  • Remove the pork cubes and allow them to drain on paper towels.
  • Add chopped onions in the dutch oven and cook until soft and translucent about 5-6 minutes.
  • Add green chiles, garlic, cumin, oregano and cook for 1minute.
  • Add vinegar and stir to deglaze the pan, pour in the enchilada sauce and chicken broth, heat.
  • Place pork cubes in a slow cooker, pour the sauce from the Dutch oven over the pork, add the potatoes and cook for 3-4 hours on high.
  • Pork will be tender and the sauce will be thickened.
  • Serve with heated tortillas on the side

Nutrition

Calories: 547kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 146mg | Sodium: 599mg | Potassium: 998mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 32IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 100mg | Iron: 6mg

 

 

 

Recipe Rating




Melissa Shelnutt

Sunday 29th of August 2021

Super delicious!!! Added a pinch of sugar and some home-made tomatillo extra hot green hatch-pepper salsa.

Evelyn

Monday 30th of August 2021

Yay!! Love the addition of the tomatillo salsa! Yum!

Mary Swayzee

Monday 12th of July 2021

I have this in the crockpot now. It smells like Heaven. This is very Weight Watchers (WW) friendly. I know you posted 8 servings. About how many cups would you say is one serving? Thanks so much. Im excited to have this tonight. 😊

Mary Swayzee

Wednesday 14th of July 2021

@Evelyn, Thank you so much for your response. The stew came out excellent!! My whole family loved it. I measured it out and it was 8 cups exactly! Perfect. This will be my go to from now on. 😊

Evelyn

Tuesday 13th of July 2021

Mary, I'm so sorry but I've never measured the portion in cups.

Cindy

Saturday 1st of May 2021

Wonderful with flour tortillas! Some people don’t know to check anything green chili to make sure its mild, not hot. And the salt needs to be cut back to 1tsp, not tbsp

Paul

Saturday 28th of December 2019

I am making this as we speak. Couldn't find Hatch chiles so i roasted under broiler a combination of Anaheims, Cubanelles, Poblanos, and a couple small Serano's for some heat. Will let you know how it turns out. Thanks for the recipe!

Cindy

Sunday 2nd of May 2021

@Paul, you can buy canned, chopped green chilis in the canned food aisle. That’s what I ALWAYS use!

Cindy

Sunday 2nd of May 2021

@Paul, you can use cannedgreen chilis. I always do.

Evelyn

Monday 30th of December 2019

Oh, I bet those chilies would also be delicious!

Brad

Sunday 3rd of November 2019

Amazing! Just made this for the second time and it’s a hit! The green Chile’s are definitely the star of this stew! Thanks for a great recipe!

Evelyn

Monday 4th of November 2019

You are very welcome! We are so glad you enjoyed it.