green chile stew

Green Chile Stew*

I have been in a green chile mood lately! Last week I made and shared my recipe for chile verde (you should definitely try it if you like spicy food!), so this week I wanted to share a recipe for green chile stew, which is a bit heartier than chile verde, but just as tasty!

I first fell in love with this recipe when my mother-in-law made it for Christmas. She is the type of cook who doesn’t follow recipes, just creates fantastic home cooked meals by pouring in a little of this, and a touch of that.  Below is a recipe for green chile stew that is pretty close to my mother-in-law’s recipe. It simmers low and slow in a crockpot, so you can put it on in the morning, and come home to a warm and tasty soup! I hope you enjoy it as much as my family does!

Green Chile Stew

  • 1 pound ground beef 
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 cup diced green chile
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 8 cups broth (try homemade broth!)
  • 4 russet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes

Add ground beef and onion to a large stockpot or pan, over medium heat.  Brown ground beef and onions for 5-8 minutes, or until mostly cooked.  Add in green chile, salt, cumin, broth, and potatoes, and bring to a boil.  Boil over medium-high heat for 10 minutes, then add in tomatoes.  Continue boiling for 5 more minutes, or until potatoes are soft, and remove from heat.  Serve with fresh homemade tortillas

If you want to put this all in a crock-pot and forget about it for 8 hours, you can definitely do that as well.  Just leave out the potatoes and tomatoes until about 2 hours until it’s done, then add ’em.  It’ll be perfect by the time you get ready for dinner! 

green chile stew from homemade for elle

*Note: thank you Chile Monster for pointing out my spelling faux pas.  I have updated the post to reflect a more proper spelling of green chile (instead of chili). 🙂 

If you’re in the mood for other spicy Mexican food favorites, try these homemade recipes: 

Are you a green chile fan?  Have you ever made green chile stew? 



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