Hatch Green Chile Bowl of Green
This is what is known in New Mexico as a 'bowl of green.' The heat depends on how hot your chiles are, and fresh late-summer Hatch chiles are the best ingredients. It is easily made with or without meat, and the vegan version loses nothing in terms of flavor. Serve with tortillas. It also freezes and reheats well.
Substitute chicken stock with vegetable stock for a vegan version.
If you don't have an immersion blender, puree the soup in a blender, being careful of the hot liquid. If you like more than a 'bowl of green,' then you can add potatoes, pork or chicken, or other vegetables after you blend it. Let them simmer about 15 minutes in the cooked dish to absorb the flavors.