Green Chile Hamburger Stew


A New Mexican staple for a family dinner. A simple dish with every-day ingredients. This green chile hamburger stew is satisfying and easy on your wallet.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 40 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 10 mins
8 servings


  • 14 ounces Hatch chile peppers

  • cooking spray

  • 1 medium onion

  • 1 pound ground beef

  • 2 medium carrots, grated

  • 1 stalk celery, diced

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 3 medium potatoes, peeled and coarsely chopped

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes

  • 1 (10 ounce) can diced tomatoes with green chile peppers (such as RO*TEL®)

  • 3 cups water

  • 3 cubes chicken bouillon

  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon oregano


  1. Set an oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven's broiler. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.

  2. Lightly coat chile peppers with cooking spray and place on the prepared baking sheet.

  3. Cook under the preheated broiler until the skin of the peppers has blackened and blistered, 10 to 15 minutes, turning halfway through. Place blackened peppers into a bowl and cover tightly with plastic wrap. Allow peppers to steam as they cool, about 20 minutes. Remove and discard skins. Chop chiles and set aside.

  4. While peppers are cooling, slice onion in half. Mince one half, and rough chop the other; set aside.

  5. Heat a large pot over medium-high heat. Cook and stir ground beef in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes. Add minced onion, carrots, celery, and garlic; saute until onion begins to turn translucent, about 5 minutes. Transfer mixture to a bowl, leaving any rendered fat in the pot.

  6. Add potatoes to the pot and saute until browned, 3 to 5 minutes. Add meat mixture, both cans of diced tomatoes, and reserved chopped onion and bring to a slow boil. Cook for 1 minute, then stir in chiles. Add water, bouillon, black pepper, salt, and oregano. Return to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

Cook's Notes:

You can use ground pork or stew meat in place of ground beef.

Stew is forgiving so if you don't like something, leave it out. If you like something not in the recipe, such as corn, add it in.

All stew is better the longer you simmer it. If you have the time, let it go for as long as you want.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

237 Calories
9g Fat
26g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 237
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Cholesterol 35mg 12%
Sodium 1002mg 44%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 5g 17%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 14g
Vitamin C 24mg 122%
Calcium 63mg 5%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 661mg 14%

* 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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