New Mexican Green Chile Stew Recipe
New Mexico Green Chile
New Mexican Green Chile
New Mexican green chile was developed and grown in New Mexico.
It is thought that the New Mexican varieties were cultivated as early as the seventeenth century.
However, at some point, the early part of the 1900s, seeds were brought to California. They were grown in Anaheim, California and given the name "Anaheim".
The New Mexican grown green chiles are hotter than the California variety.
While Emilio Ortega was growing chiles near Anaheim, development and improvement of the modern varieties began in New Mexico.
The New Mexican varieties account for well over 50 percent of all hot chiles grown in the United States. New Mexico annually plants well over 20,000 acres. California second with over 5,000 and Arizona third with about 350 acres. All varieties are sold in both the green and red forms.
Welcome To Hatch The Chile Capitol Of The World
How To Get To Hatch Chile Festival
And the crowds gather as the aroma of roasting green chile fills the air...
Hatch Green Chile Festival
August 31 st & September 1st, 2013
Hatch is located off Interstate 25, between Las Cruces and Truth or Consequences, the Village of Hatch has experienced a steady but moderate growth. In 2007, the town population registered a little over 1,600 people. The Village of Hatch also serves seven unincorporated communities with a combined population of 5,000 people.
Hatch, New Mexico, Known worldwide for it's bountiful chile crop, also grown in the Hatch Valley onions, pecans, alfalfa, lettuce, cabbage, sweet potatoes, wheat, cotton, and various experimental crops. The local farming supports a host of subsidiary industries, such as onion sheds and chile dehydrating plants. As a matter of fact, Hatch is proud to have never experienced a crop failure!
Green Chile Stew
Green Chile Stew is a traditional dish from New Mexico and can be made with just chiles and meat, or with a variety of other ingredients and seasonings. This is one of my families favorites.
I hope you will try it and enjoy it as much as we do.
- 8 green New Mexican chiles, roasted, peeled, stems and seeds removed, chopped.
- 2 pounds lean pork, cut into 1 1/2 inch cubes
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 2 large onions, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, chopped
- 2 small tomatoes, peeled and chopped (optional)
- 1 large potatoe, chopped (optional)
- 1 quart beef broth
New Mexico Green Chile Stew
- Brown the pork in oil, then remove and drain. Add the onion and garlic to the oil and saute until soft.
- Place all of the ingredients in a kettle or crockpot and simmer for 2 or more hours, or until the meat is very tender and starts to fall apart.
- Serve with warm flour tortillas.
Green Chile Ice Cream
Hatch Green Chile Ice Cream Recipe!
Hatch Green Chile Ice Cream Recipe!
This recipe for Hatch Chile and Vanilla Bean Ice Cream is out of this world. If you are even the slightest bit curious, you have to give this perfect antidote to the heat a chance to wow you!
Get The Recipe Here : Farmers Market
Hatch Chile Festival
Roasting And Peeling Green Chile
A word of caution: WEAR GLOVES: Chile burns on exposed skin can be a serious problem
New Mexican varieties of chile are usually blistered and peeled before they are used in cooking.
Blistering or roasting the chiles is the process of heating fresh chile to the point that the tough transparent skin is separated from the meat of the chile, so that it can then be removed.
To begin first cut a small slit in the chile close to the stem end so that steam is able to escape.
1. The chiles can be places on a baking sheet and put directly under the broiler.
2. They can be put on a screen , and then roasted on the stove top.
3. They can be plunged into hot cooking oil to loosen the skins.
4.The favored method is to place the chile pods on a charcoal grill about five to six inches above the coals. Soon, you will see blisters, this will indicate that the skin is separating, be sure that the chiles are blistered all over to insure that they peel properly. The chiles may burn slightly, but be careful that they do not blacken or they will be nearly impossible to peel.
Immediately wrap the chiles in damp paper towels and place them in a plastic bag to steam for ten to fifteen minutes.
Freezing The Chile...Yes You can
Yes, you can freeze the green chile for future use!
To Be Frozen After Roasting
If you are going to be freezing the chiles whole, you will not need to peel them first.. They are actually easier to peel after they are frozen.
If they are going to be chopped then they would need to be peeled first.
The chilies are best frozen in the way you would plan to use them....Chopped or whole
Frozen chiles can be kept for 9 months to one year.
Canning roasted Hatch, NM green chili for the first time!
How To Dry The Chile Pods
The most common and oldest way to preserve chiles is by drying them.
To dry them start with chilies that are already starting to turn red. If the chile is picked before it is starting to turn red, chances are that it will never turn red. It is important to avoid any chiles that have black spots. These will mold and rot.
One way to dry chiles is to string them into RISTRAS to keep the chile pods whole. (see video)
Another way and quicker method is to turn the chile pods into powder. To do so you would, cut the fresh chile in half, remove the seeds, coarsely chop them, and then microwave them in small amount on low power until most of the moisture is removed.
Grind the chile into powders, being sure to wear a mask (a paint mask works well) to protect against inhaling the fumes. They can be ground in a food processor to the desired consistency.
Fresh Grown Green Chili
Worlds Longest Green Chili
The record breaking longest Chili in the Guinness world Book of records goes to:
June Rutherford ..for the 14 inch long Big Jim Chili...
The first world record chili was 17 inches long
Read all about it here: Worlds Longest Chili
More Recipes That May Be Of Interest
- How To Make Fresh Baked Strawberry Bread Recipe
Seems I am always waiting for strawberry season...So I can make this bread..It is so delicious. Of course living in southern California, I can pretty much get strawberries year round..However they just aren't as tasty as fresh picked grown in the sun
- Louisiana Spiced Fried Chicken Recipe
Spicy Fried Chicken with a bite. Some do like it hot, if that is you, and you love fried chicken , then this Louisiana Spiced Fried Chicken is right up your alley...
- Louisiana Red Beans With Rice Recipe
In New Orleans it is a Monday luncheon favorite. Not only is it easy to prepare it is also delicious. It is a staple throughout the south. Louisiana Red Beans And Rice can be served as a side dish or as a main dish.
New Mexico Green Chile Stew Recipe
Green Chile Stew is a traditional dish from New Mexico and can be made with just chiles and meat, or with a variety of other ingredients and seasonings.