Tomatillo Stew

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READY IN: 50mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Remove and discard husks from the tomatillos and rinse well. Place in a medium sauce pan with the water and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, until tomatillos are softened, about 10 minutes. Let cool slightly and pour into blender container; blend or pulse to desired smoothness. Set aside.
  • While tomatillos are cooking, roast poblanos. Place on a baking sheet under broiler, turning frequently until skins are blackened and blistered all over. Alternately, place over gas burner of stove, turning with long-handled tongs--take care not let handles of tongs overheat and burn your hands. When chiles are blackened all over, place in a large bowl and cover with plastic wrap or a dish towel. Let sit for 15-20 minutes, until cool enough to handle. Rub skins from chiles; cut in half and discard stems and seeds. Dice chiles and set aside.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onions, bell pepper, and carrots to skillet and sauté until onions become translucent, 5-7 minutes. Stir in garlic and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, stirring so garlic doesn't burn. Add diced poblanos, tomatillo mixture, can tomatoes, oregano and cumin. Stir and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, partially covered, for 15-20 minutes.
  • If stew gets too thick, add additional water or chicken broth to desired thickness. Season to taste with salt and pepper and stir in lime juice and oregano, if using. Add meat or other ingredients and cook for an another 10-15 minutes and serve over steamed white rice with hot tortillas on the side.
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