Caldillo- Green Chile Stew!

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by clashcity19

This is a delicious stew perfect for cold weather or if you just feel like having something spicy and flavorful. It's something my mom and I have been cooking for years and I love it!

Top Review by SimplyME

Green chile stew, just like I make it, plain and simple. I never measure my ingredients when I make it so I decided to try your measurements. Excellent. The only changes I made were I added 3 cloves of garlic! 13 oz of chile came out to 1 1/2 cups. I did add a 14 oz can of tomatoes because that is what I had and used about 1/2 cup of juice for part of the water. The cooking part: After adding the tomatoes to the chile meat mixture, I added 3 cups water and let it simmer for 35 minutes before adding potatoes. Then I added potatoes and simmered until the potatoes were done. Plain simple Green chile stew like I grew up on. Thanks for posting the recipe and for the measurements! Now when people ask me how I make my green chile stew I will give them this recipe!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in large pan.
  2. Add onions and garlic. Cook about 3-5 minutes.
  3. Lightly coat the stew meat in flour and add to the pan.
  4. Brown the meat and add green chiles (with liquid). You can use hot or mild chile depending on your tastes.
  5. Let simmer about 5 minutes and add tomatoes (drained of liquid).
  6. Add one or two cups of water and potatoes.
  7. Cook covered until potatoes are easily cut with a fork.
  8. If most of the water has evaporated, add more.
  9. Add salt to taste.
  10. Serve with tortillas.
  11. You can continue to simmer the remaining stew in the pot to have later. It tastes better the longer you cook it!

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