Mexican Pork and Green Chile Stew


Here's my version of green chile pepper and pork stew, or a traditional Mexican guisado de puerco en chile verde. It is bursting with flavor and is mildly spicy. Serve with hot corn, flour tortillas with butter, or black beans and white rice.

Cook Time:
50 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 ½ pounds lean boneless pork, cut into 1-inch cubes

  • 1 ½ cups diced onion

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can no-salt-added diced tomatoes

  • 1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chilies

  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro

  • ¼ cup cold water

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

  • 1 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro, or to taste


  1. Heat oil in a large Dutch oven or large pot over medium heat.

  2. Spread flour into a wide, shallow dish; add pork and turn to coat, shaking off excess.

  3. Cook coated pork in hot oil until completely browned, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir onion and garlic in with pork; continue cooking and stirring until onion softens, about 5 minutes. Pour diced tomatoes, green chilies, and 2 tablespoons cilantro over pork mixture; stir. Place a cover on the Dutch oven and simmer mixture until pork is tender and no longer pink in the center, about 40 minutes.

  4. Whisk cold water and cornstarch together in a small bowl; stir into liquid in the Dutch oven and continue cooking until sauce thickens, 5 to 10 minutes.

  5. Remove the Dutch oven from heat; let dish rest 10 to 15 minutes. Ladle into bowls and top with cheese and desired amount of cilantro to serve.


This is not a very spicy meal in my opinion. However, if you're planning on cooking it for those with a more "delicate" palate, you may consider tossing in a couple of tablespoons of brown sugar while cooking to cut down the heat. You can also serve with a dollop of sour cream on top.

For those who like extra heat, but not too much, I recommend the La Sabrozita Home Style Salsa Tomatillo. You may also want to serve it with traditional white rice and black beans. No need to jazz them up unless you want to. This will make the recipe yield many more servings!

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

407 Calories
19g Fat
26g Carbs
32g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 407
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 25%
Saturated Fat 8g 42%
Cholesterol 82mg 27%
Sodium 436mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 32g
Vitamin C 23mg 115%
Calcium 200mg 15%
Iron 3mg 15%
Potassium 620mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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