Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Green Chile Stew

When the temperature drops there's nothing nicer than enjoying a nice, warm bowl of soup for lunch or dinner. But when it's downright freezing outside, the only thing nicer than a bowl of soup is a hearty bowl of green chile stew. The warmth from the green chile and combination of tender meat and potatoes will instantly warm you right up.

This is one of those meals that's great to start in the morning and cook all day long; the ingredients will intermingle with each other and get more flavorful by the minute. If you can't find fresh green chile, canned will work fine, or you can try roasting your own (tutorial) Hatch or Anaheim peppers. Keep in mind that heat from chile—even canned—can vary, so start out small and work your way up. If you're making this for a milder crowd, you can always sprinkle in some red pepper flakes to kick up the heat.

Now that the details are out of the way, I really hope you'll enjoy this recipe!

 Green Chile Stew

2 quarts water
8 beef bouillon cubes
1 capful, kitchen bouquet (for color)
1 capful, Worcestershire
1 pound, beef stew meat, trimmed and cut in chunks/bite-sized pieces
1 tablespoon flour
2 russet potatoes, diced
1 onion, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes
1-2 cups, green chile (to taste)
red pepper flakes (optional)

Boil water. Once boiling, add boullon cubes, kitchen bouquet and Worcestershire. Brown meat in skillet; lightly season with salt and pepper. When meat is finished cooking, add it to the crockpot; sprinkle flour on top and mix together. Add broth, potatoes and remaining ingredients to crock pot. Cook for 6-8 hours on low, or if you're in a rush, 4-5 hours on high.


  1. Mmm sounds delish!

    And I have to say - the photo looks fantastic!!!!

  2. Yum! I do love me some green chile!

  3. This is the perfect recipe I've been looking for, yay!!

  4. ahh ok now that I see the recipe. This is very similar to what most Latin households make on the regular. hehe .. We would call this carne guisada! Or just a typical latin flavored beef stew. A great staple in most casas. This looks like a really good recipe too. It looks fantastic and I can pretty much taste it from the screen!

    I am so hungry looking at this picture! hehe

  5. Mmmm that looks tasty. I really need to use our crockpot more...and by more, I mean at all.


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