Colorado Green Chili


This is a vegetarian green chili that you find all over Colorado. Goes great over breakfast burritos, cheeseburgers, fried eggs or anything.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
51 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 31 mins
8 servings


  • 1 pound Hatch chile peppers

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 large onion, chopped

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced, or more to taste

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes

  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • 5 cups vegetable broth

  • 2 tablespoons ground cumin

  • 2 tablespoons chili powder, or to taste

  • 1 teaspoon salt


  1. Set oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven's broiler.

  2. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil; spread Hatch chile peppers on top.

  3. Cook under the preheated broiler, turning once, until the skin of the peppers has blackened and blistered, 6 to 8 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and seal tightly with plastic wrap. Let cool, about 20 minutes. Peel and seed peppers; dice flesh.

  4. Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook and stir until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in diced chile peppers and tomatoes. Cook until heated through, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle flour into the pot.

  5. Pour broth into the pot; add cumin, chili powder, and salt. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until flavors combine, at least 30 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

Substitute chicken broth for the vegetable broth if desired.

Use fresh or frozen chiles shipped from someplace like The Chili Guys. I personally use either Hot Hatch or Pueblo Hot. I also dump in the oil from the bags to add a little extra depth and heat.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

92 Calories
3g Fat
15g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 92
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 3%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Sodium 685mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 7mg 35%
Calcium 56mg 4%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 162mg 3%

* 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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