This is my first post on NewMexicanFoodie.com, so I thought I would share the first New Mexican dish I ever made – an easy chile verde recipe!
My mom taught me how to make this dish when I was 17 years old. It was the first meal I ever cooked for a boyfriend from scratch, even though, I did put way too many green chilies in it, which made both of our sinuses run (talk about a fun date!). Since then, I have recreated this dish too many times to count. I have made a few modifications along the way and it is now one of my favorite dishes.
Chile verde is kind of a legendary dish in New Mexico. If there are 2 things that I could say New Mexico is famous for, it is Breaking Bad and green chile. This dish highlights the distinct flavor and subtle heat of the green chile.
The easy chile verde recipe I am sharing is a pork chile verde recipe, although I have had chile verde with chicken before. I tend to prefer pork for this dish. I make a couple variations with it – sometimes using marinated pork loin, other ties using boneless pork chops. For this recipe, I am using ground pork.
I also add in a homemade chicken broth, fresh onions and garlic, diced potatoes, and of course the green chilies. The green chilies I use are mild, and I puree them in a blender with a little water or chicken broth, to add a beautiful color and flavor to this easy chile verde recipe.
I recommend serving your chile verde with a fresh flour tortilla, warmed on a griddle until they’re just the slightest bit crispy. You can tear off pieces of your tortilla and dunk them in your spicy
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes