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Hubby and I are Hatch chile fanatics. We buy 50 pounds of roasted Hatch chiles when they are in season. We portion them out and freeze them so they are readily available. This chile verde does not call for tomatillos because I wanted the chiles to be the star of the recipe.

Recipe Summary

20 mins
2 hrs 20 mins
10 mins
2 hrs 50 mins
8 servings


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Place Hatch chiles directly on the grates of a gas stove. Cook over medium heat, flipping with tongs occasionally, until blackened and charred, about 5 minutes. Place in a sealed plastic bag and allow to cool, 7 to 8 minutes.

  • Peel off charred skins, remove seeds, and cut 1/2 of the chiles into 1-inch squares. Set aside. Place remaining chiles in a food processor and process until finely chopped. Add processed chiles to chopped chiles. Set aside.

  • Combine pork cubes, water, and salt in a Dutch oven. Cover and cook over medium heat for 20 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes. Uncover, raise heat to medium-high, and cook, stirring constantly until the water evaporates and the pork browns in its rendered fat, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove pork and set aside.

  • Heat oil in the Dutch oven. Add onion; cook and stir until soft and translucent, 5 to 7 minutes. Add garlic and cumin and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in flour and cook for 1 to 2 minutes. Add chiles, pork, chicken broth, canned tomatoes, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer, stirring occasionally, until pork cubes are fork-tender, about 1 1/2 hours.

Nutrition Facts

219 calories; protein 15.7g; carbohydrates 13.4g; fat 11g; cholesterol 51.5mg; sodium 862mg. Full Nutrition