New Mexico Green Chili Stew

Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

This came from a distant relative who used to have a Charlois ranch in New Mexico. Not too spicy-just plain good!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In large pot brown meat with onion, drain.
  2. Add all other ingredients and stir well.
  3. Bring to a boil then simmer for 45 minutes to 1 hour (or until potato is fork tender).
  4. You must keep tasting this to get the salt and pepper right.
  5. Fabulous with cornbread!
Most Helpful

It is important to use New Mexico Hatch chiles in this recipe- but be forewarned, they are much hotter than the California Anaheim chiles commonly sold in cans ( such as Ortega brand) in supermarkets. My daughter, a New Mexico resident for many years, adds a cup of good beef stock and half of bottle of Corona beer in place of some of the water in the recipe. In addition a tbsp of cumin, which gives the stew a deeper, more complex flavor.

Red bicycle January 25, 2014

This was just ok for us. I think it needed something. And I added a lot of stuff. Jalapeño, cumin, red pepper, chili powder. I threw it all in the crockpot. When I served it, I topped it off with shredded cheese, queso fresco, sour cream, and sir racha. Still lacking in flavor!

seal angel April 08, 2013

Delicious, great recipe easy to make. I did cut the size of the recipe down for the 2 of us. Making the recipe as stated using 1/2 pound ground turkey & 1/2 pound ground beef the 1 onion, 3 cloves garlic, we love garlic, 1 meduim potato, 1 can pinto beans 1 can Italian style stewed tomatoes. 1 1/2 cans greens chiles.I put the other 1/2 can chilies in the cornbread that I made to serve with the stew. Thank you for posting this yummy easy to make recipe.

Barb Gertz February 18, 2006