Pretty Easy Being Green

First of all, have you entered my Blogiversary Giveaway yet?? It’s a still-being-added-on-to Favorite Things care package! Just comment to enter, and link back and/or tweet for additional entries!

For dinner today, I wanted to make something that I could potentially bring for lunches for the week. There’s been this one recipe floating in the back of my mind that my friend Anne posted, and I decided tonight was the night to try it.

The backstory is that Anne’s son ate this Green Chile Pork Stew at the Omni Hotel in Austin, TX and fell in love. They proceeded to get the recipe, which makes approximately 4 gallons, and before Anne would cook the recipe for her family, her son had to do the math to scale the recipe down to a more manageable size.

Thank goodness he did, because this recipe is FANTASTIC! Thanks so much Anne! This recipe was easy and just took a little patience. I’m so happy to have it for lunches for the rest of the week!

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Pork and Green Chile Stew
From the Omni Hotel, Austin TX

Ingredients
2 tablespoons olive oil
2# diced pork
1# white onion, julienned
1 clove garlic, chopped
2/3 cup diced green chiles (about 2 cans, drained)
3 quarts chicken stock
4 teaspoons cumin
3 teaspoons chile powder
salt, to taste
1 pound potatoes, diced
1 roasted jalapeno
1 stick butter (4 oz)
1/2 c. flour

Directions
In a deep pan add oil and heat until smoking. Add pork and cook for 30 minutes or until pork is nicely browned and has released all its juices. Add garlic and onions and caramelize. Add chilies. Deglaze with chicken stock. Simmer for 40 minutes, or until pork is tender. Add cumin and chile powder. Add potatoes and jalapeno and simmer for 15 minutes.

Make a roux with the butter and flour, cook until “blonde” and add to stew to thicken.

It’s not exactly green, as I thought it would be… but wow, amazing!

I have a TON of product reviews to get to, which I’ll be doing with my dinner post tomorrow… it’s a big day tomorrow! My wedding dress fitting is after school!!! I’m so excited!!!!!!! (can you tell?)

I’m off to veg out… have a great night!




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16 Responses to Pretty Easy Being Green

  1. That looks amazingly delicious. I love green sauces!
    .-= Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat)´s last blog ..Crazy week ahead of me! =-.

  2. Mama Pea says:

    It looks green to me…and I know GREEN!!!

  3. That stew looks divine!!

    I would love to be entered into your giveaway!

  4. Christina says:

    Mmm looks yum! I always leave recipe conversion and scale downs to Johnny b/c my math is HORRIBLE and I always make a mistake.

    Ahhhh good luck at the dress fitting! The past two Saturdays I’ve gotten hooked watching Say Yes to the Dress marathons! haha
    .-= Christina´s last blog ..Pumpkin Muffins =-.

  5. Coleen says:

    This green chili stew/soup looks fantastic. I’ll bet it even gets better as the week goes on. Yummm.
    .-= Coleen´s last blog ..APPLE PECAN DESSERT =-.

  6. THat meal looks great!!! I love pork.
    .-= Jessica @ How Sweet It Is´s last blog ..Veggie Crisp. =-.

  7. Kathryn Durkin says:

    You really need to try this with half the potatoes or even all being sweet potatoes. You cannot cook them as long, they break down too quickly but there is something about sweet potatoes with pork in rich soups that is AMAZING!

  8. You must have read my mind! I’m in the mood for making soup. I don’t eat meat, so I’ll just swap a few ingredients out and be (very) good to go!

    Thanks for this one! ;-)
    .-= Joanna Sutter´s last blog ..Grounds to celebrate =-.

  9. Congrats on your wedding dress; supppppper exciting! :)

    That stew sounds totally unique, and I adore green chiles.
    .-= cinnamonquill´s last blog ..Boeuf Bourguignon, sans boeuf =-.

  10. Spiceaholic says:

    That stew sounds amazing!
    .-= Spiceaholic´s last blog ..Moving Day! =-.

  11. K says:

    YAY! Have fun at your fitting!!
    .-= K´s last blog ..Ghostbusters =-.

  12. brandi says:

    yum. I love green chiles!
    .-= brandi´s last blog ..Pumpkin and Pizza =-.

  13. FoodCents says:

    Aaaahhhh, that looks mighty tasty and beautiful as well:)
    .-= FoodCents´s last blog ..MY NEW MONDAY MORNING… =-.

  14. Molly says:

    Yum, this looks awesome! I think this might be my lunch next week.

  15. Aren’t stews the best this time of year? I just love spending a Sunday preparing a stew and letting it sit and simmer all day long … yum…it looks beautiful and delicious….have a great day!
    .-= The Healthy Apple´s last blog ..Product Review: Don Sabrosa Salsa =-.

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