Fay's Green Chile Stew (Chile Verde)

Total Time
1hr 55mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

This is a recipe that I got from a Mexican cookbook but the name escapes me. I do know that I have made it for many years and it only gets better. It doubles and triples and freezes well. Chunks of pork, green chilies, mixed together with onions and savory seasonings will have you going for seconds!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Trim off any fat and cut pork into 1" size cubes.
  2. Heat oil in large pot or dutch oven.
  3. Add pork and cook till browned.
  4. Add onion and garlic and cook till tender.
  5. Sprinkle flour over all, mix thoroughly and stir for 1-2 minute.
  6. Add tomatoes and chilies with juices.
  7. Add cumin, salt and pepper to taste. Cover and simmer gently for 1/2 hrs., or until pork is tender.
  8. This is great alone, or with a side dish of hot refried beans, a crisp salad with avocados and tomatoes, and warmed flour tortillas. Add a frosty cold beer and you've got it made! Be sure to double or triple in case the neighbors stop by. This recipe is fantastic as leftovers.Place a big spoonful into a warmed flour tortilla, add beans and cheese and you've got a great burrito! Enjoy!


Most Helpful

This is a very nice stew. It was so tasty. Thanks for posting.

gwynn December 30, 2013

WOW! Loaded with flavor! Pork butt is the right cut for this stew, as "white meat" pork tends to not be as tender. My son and I literally gobbled this up; his with a tortilla, sour cream and cheese, and me just as is. Loved this!

Prayztwice April 07, 2013

We loved this!! I added a generous amount of crushed red pepper and served over brown rice. Wonderful the first night, but truly amazing as leftovers. Thanks for sharing, Fluff :)

Pinay0618 June 15, 2012

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