We might be living in Southern California, but neither of us have any idea of what Chile Colorado should taste like! What we do know is that this recipe makes for a great tasting stew, spicy but not too hot for us! That's how I served it during the initial go-around, then later, as leftovers, we had it with tortillas! Very, very nice, & thanks so much for posting the recipe! [Tagged & made in Please Review My Recipe]
It wasn't exactly the chile colorado that I remember from my childhood in Southern California, but it was quite good, especially after adding maybe 1/3 of a small can of jalapenos to give it some heat. Hubby liked it too! I might cook it again, but then again, maybe I'll test out some of the other versions.
I put this together after raiding the chilli and tomatoe patch in my garden. I used fresh chillis that I chared and skinned, an assortment of colors and flavors. I used fresh tomatoes chopped up, probably more then asked for. I ran out of time to use the crockpot, so I simmered on the stove top for a couple of hours or more. After all the simmering I didn't feel the need to add the butter, flour and more kitchen bouquet. The flavor was good the texture was lovely. Thank you for posting this heart warming stew.