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27 November 2020

This green chili stew recipe is made with lots of roasted green chilies, potatoes and tender chunks of pork simmered low and slow until perfect. So easy!

It’s time for some stew, my friends! But not just ANY stew. Today we’re cooking up a super flavorful, beautiful pot of Green Chili Stew that is destined to become one of your new favorite recipes.

This stew is loaded with flavor, filled with a nice variety of green chilies that you’ll roast until tender and flavorful. It’s also got some wonderful seasonings, as well as pork shoulder that becomes fall-apart tender as it cooks low and slow in the pot, letting all those flavors meld together.

There is nothing more wonderful, or maddening at times, than a pot of aromatic stew simmering away on the stove top, wafting through the house, driving you crazy with desire.

It might be tough to wait! But wait, you must. Green chili pork stew is definitely worth the wait.

The great thing about this recipe is that it can be made with your choice of green chilies, so consider which ones you’d like to cook with beforehand, then schedule it up!

Chunky Green Chili Stew in a pot with lots of pork and potatoes

Let’s talk about how we make it, shall we?

Green Chili Stew Ingredients

  • Green Chilies. You’ll need a couple pounds for this recipe, which is quite a bit. You can use a variety, such as Hatch Chiles, poblanos, Anaheims or a mix. See the Recipe Tips and Notes section on pepper choices.
  • Oil for Cooking. I use olive oil.
  • Pork. I use pork shoulder, though pork loin works great here. Also, consider beef chuck roast. Also delicious.
  • Seasonings. I use New Mexican chili powder, paprika, cumin and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Vegetables. Onion and garlic. Flavor builders.
  • Broth. I use chicken broth or chicken stock for this recipe, but beef broth is good, too
  • Potatoes. Yellow potatoes are great, though use your favorite.
  • Carrots. I like them for flavor and to round out the dish. Consider other root vegetables.
  • Cilantro. Adds a nice fresh pop of flavor at the end, and for garnish.

How to Make this Green Chili Stew – the Recipe Method

Roast the Chili Peppers. First, slice your chosen green chili peppers in half lengthwise and set them onto a baking sheet.

Green chili peppers, ready for roasting

Bake them at 400 degrees F for 20 minutes, or until their skins blister up.

Roasting Green Chilies

Learn more about how to roast chili peppers.

Cool them slightly, then peel off the skins and discard them.

Chop the roasted peppers and set them aside.

Chop and Season the Pork Shoulder. While the peppers are roasting, toss the chopped pork shoulder with 2 tablespoon olive oil, chili powder, paprika, cumin and salt and pepper.

Pork shoulder, cubed and seasoned

Brown the Meat. Heat a large pot to medium heat. Add the pork shoulder and brown the pieces on each side, about 5 minutes. Scoop the browned pork shoulder into a bowl and set aside.

Browned pork shoulder

Cook Onion and Garlic. In the same pot, add the onion and cook for 5 minutes, until softened. Add a bit more olive oil if needed.

Add the garlic and cook another minutes, until you can smell the gorgeous garlic.

Fill the Pot. Add the browned pork along with the stock, potatoes, carrots and chopped roasted peppers. Here is what the whole pot looks like as it is just starting to get simmering.

Green Chili Stew with Pork simmering in a pot

Simmer the Stew. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for at least 90 minutes. You can simmer longer to develop even more flavor.

Swirl in the Cilantro. When ready to serve, remove from heat and swirl in the cilantro.

Serve the Green Chile Stew. Serve into bowls and garnish with extra cilantro. I like to toss on some fresh pepper slices and spicy chili flakes as well.

Green Chili Stew in a pot, ready to serve

Boom! Done! Green chili stew is now ready to serve! Looks wonderful, doesn’t it? Nice and meaty and chunky and gorgeous to behold. It smells wonderful in here. This is comfort food at its finest, my friends.

Recipe Tips & Notes

  • The Green Chilies. A variety of peppers with different heat levels will give a more balanced stew. I used green bell, cubanelles, jalapenos, and serrano peppers, though I have also made this recipe with Hatch chiles, Anaheims, and poblanos. There are many options. Any New Mexican green chilies will make this recipe fabulous. Beware making this with only hotter peppers, such as serranos or even jalapeno peppers. You’ll get a very hot green chili stew this way. Some of my spicy food loving friends might love this. However, others might not. Consider your peppers accordingly.
  • Simmering Time. The longer you simmer, the better this stew gets. I kept mine going another hour to let everything more fully meld, but it’ll be ready in about 1.5 hours or so. Simmer for 1 hour minimum, but check it at 45 minutes to see if the meat is tender enough for your liking. You won’t need as long with more tender cuts of meat like pork tenderloin.
  • Refrigerate for Even More Flavor. You can also refrigerate it in the cooled pot overnight to let the flavors develop even more, then reheat the next day for an outstanding green chili stew.

Green Chili Stew in a pot

Try Some of My Other Popular Soup and Stew Recipes

That’s it, my friends! I hope you enjoy your green chili stew! Extra pork for me, please!

Stirring Green Chili Stew in a pot with a spoon

Got any questions? Ask away! I’m happy to help. If you enjoy this recipe, I hope you’ll leave a comment with some STARS.Also, please share it on social media. Don’t forget to tag us at #ChiliPepperMadness. I’ll be sure to share! Thanks! — Mike H.

Green Chili Stew Recipe with Pork
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5 from 14 votes

Green Chili Stew Recipe with Pork

This green chili stew recipe is made with lots of roasted green chilies, potatoes and tender chunks of pork simmered low and slow until perfect. So easy!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr 35 mins
Total Time1 hr 50 mins
Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: recipe, soup, spicy, stew
Servings: 8
Calories: 195kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds green chili peppers of choice I used a variety – see the discussion above
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil + more as needed
  • 1 1/2 pounds pork shoulder cut into bite sized pieces (chuck roast is good, too)
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic chopped
  • 6 cups chicken broth beef broth is good, too
  • 1 pound yellow potatoes cut into small cubes
  • 2 medium carrots peeled and cut into small cubes
  • 1/4 chopped cilantro or to taste (+ more for garnish)

Instructions

  • Slice the peppers in half lengthwise and set them onto a baking sheet. Bake them at 400 degrees F for 20 minutes, or until their skins blister up. Cool them slightly, then peel off the skins and discard them. Chop the roasted peppers and set them aside.
  • While the peppers are roasting, toss the chopped pork shoulder with 2 tablespoon olive oil, chili powder, paprika, cumin and salt and pepper.
  • Heat a large pot to medium heat. Add the pork shoulder and brown the pieces on each side, about 5 minutes. Scoop the browned pork shoulder into a bowl and set aside.
  • In the same pot, add the onion and cook for 5 minutes, until softened. Add a bit more olive oil if needed.
  • Add the garlic and cook another minutes, until you can smell the gorgeous garlic.
  • Add the browned pork along with the stock, potatoes, carrots and chopped roasted peppers.
  • Bring to a quick boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for at least 90 minutes. You can simmer longer to develop even more flavor.
  • When ready to serve, remove from heat and swirl in the cilantro.
  • Serve into bowls and garnish with extra cilantro. I like to toss on some fresh pepper slices and spicy chili flakes as well.
  • Enjoy!

Video

Notes

A variety of peppers with different heat levels will give a more balanced stew. I used green bell, cubanelles, jalapenos, and serrano peppers. Others to consider are Hatch chili peppers, Anaheims, or poblanos. There are many different options.
Also, the longer you simmer, the better this stew gets. You can also refrigerate it in the cooled pot overnight to let the flavors develop even more, then reheat the next day for an outstanding green chili stew. Delicious.

Nutrition

Calories: 195kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 738mg | Potassium: 888mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 3990IU | Vitamin C: 112.8mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 4mg

A big spoonful of Green Chili Stew

NOTE: This recipe was updated on 11/27/20 to include new information, photos and video. It was originally published on 2/6/19.