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Green Chile Stew-Healthy Mexican Cookbook

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Category: Mexican, Pork

 Ingredients List

  • 1 1/2 lb Pork tenderloin
  • 2 ts Ground red chile
  • 2 ts Ground cumin
  • 1 tb Oregano
  • 2 ts Oil
  • 1 c Onion; chopped
  • 1 tb Garlic; minced
  • 3 c Chicken stock; homemade OR
  • -reduced sodium chicken
  • -broth
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 2 Jalapeno chiles; seeded and
  • -minced
  • 1/2 lb Anaheim green chiles; (about
  • -4) (charred, peeled,
  • -seeded, and chopped)
  • 1 lb Red-skinned potatoes; cut in
  • -half
  • 1 bn Carrots; in 3 inch-pieces
  • -(about 2 cups)


Cut the meat into 3-inch chunks and rub with the chile, cumin, and oregano.
Heat the oil in a heavy 5-quart pot and brown the meat chunks 3 batches at
a time, removing as it browns. When all the meat is ready, saute the onion
until softened. Next stir in the garlic, the stock, and the bay leaf. Put
all of the browned meat back into the pot. Simmer for 30 minutes.

While the meat is simmering, prepare the chiles by charring and removing
the skins and seeds. Chop the chiles and stir into the meat along with the
chopped jalapenos.

Prepare the vegetables and add them to the pot. Simmer until they are
tender, 20 to 25 minutes. Serve meat and vegetables with some of the chile
broth in wide soup bowls. Serve blue corn muffins or corn bread as an

PER SERVING: 271 calories, 27 g protein, 27 g carbohydrate, 6 g fat, 74 mg
cholesterol, 172 mg sodium.

The cookbook author says that this recipe is her sons' favorite. She says
one of the reasons is: they love the chunks of browned meat, carrots, and
potatoesall identifiable foodsnothing 'suspicious'. This is one of the
most widely eaten stews in the Southwest.

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