13 August 2009

what kind of New Mexican would i be if i didn't make a green chili stew?

first things first. you should find yourself a trusty assistant.
the pictures don't do this recipe justice. sorry. don't be fooled, it is pretty tasty.
Green Chili Stew
about 1 lbs pork, cubed
1-2 TBS oil
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 chopped onion (red or yellow, both taste good)
combine and cook on medium heat till pork is cooked thoroughly.

3 C water
3 chicken bullion cubes
2 cans Hominy, drained
1 4oz can green chilis (Hatch brand tastes best)
salt and pepper to taste
cook on high for 10 minutes after boil. then let simmer for at least an hour. of course things like this always taste best when left to simmer for longer, it depends on the time you have. i cooked mine on the stove but you could for sure turn this into a crock pot meal after you brown the pork.
also, please keep in mind that i cook this recipe (and so many others) according to taste so the measurements have flexibility. if you are making for a large party than just add more water. with every cup of water add one more bullion. top with cheese if you want.
hominy is a puffed white corn. it can be substituted with cubed potatoes but i prefer hominy as it gives it a more authentic flavor.
Homemade Tortillas
4 C flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 C warm water
stir together with a spoon until well moistened. then knead with hands till no longer sticky. you may need to add a little more flour. let sit covered for 10-15 minutes. then pinch off size you want and roll out flat.
i roll mine in between wax paper because it is less messy. make sure your dough is nice and thin. then cook on one side till it starts to bubble and brown, then turn and repeat.
i halved my recipe because there are only 2 of us. a half recipe made 10 tortillas. 


  1. YAY! That sounds so good! I love it! Thanks Echo! By the way, that assistant sure is cute.

  2. yum! i never cook with pork- but you seem to use it a lot (hamhock stew, cafe rio, chili verde...etc.) i should look into it some more.

  3. i do use pork a lot. it is really versatile. i buy it at costco and freeze it.

  4. Wait, you are from new mexico?! That's where I live! I feel so excited! I just recently discovered hominy and I think it's the greatest. I'm excited to try this.

  5. Also, would if you lived here would you substitute the frozen green chilis? People here are crazy about that stuff but I've yet to use it for anything other than pizza.

  6. i use green chilis in EVERYTHING. if i lived there than i would for sure use fresh or frozen. so much better than the can. or you could grow your own, which is fun! but since i can't seem to get seeds here i just have to use the can.
    i love NM! it is the only place in the world where green chilis are a there own food group.

  7. haha so true! It's chili mania here!


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