Friday, October 17, 2008

My Chile Verde

What you don't see in this photo is the warm tortillas and the bottle of Corona.

I happened to get my Cooking Light magazine about the same time I was given the green chiles I have been raving about in previous posts.

The recipe featured fresh roasted Anaheim chiles, which are moderately spicy. Spike it with hot sauce, if you like more fire.

I might also say that there are many, many variations of this dish........I just found this recipe quite nice.


6 servings (serving size: about 1 cup)


  • 12 Anaheim chiles, halved and seeded (about 1 1/2 pounds) I used the much raved about Denver chiles
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 cups chopped onion (about 2 medium)
  • 1 1/4 pounds boneless pork loin, cut into 3/4-inch pieces
  • 2 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 cups fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 (15.5-ounce) can white hominy, drained and rinsed


1. Preheat broiler or use your BBQ

2. Place chiles on a foil-lined baking sheet; broil 8 minutes or until blackened, turning after 4 minutes. Peel and chop.

3. Heat a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add onion, pork, and garlic to pan; sauté minutes or until pork is browned. Add chopped chiles, chicken broth, oregano, and salt; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 1 hour or until pork is tender. Stir in hominy; cook 10 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

Nutritional Information............Calories: 243 (28% from fat) Fat: 7.5g (sat 2.6g,mono 3.3g,poly 0.9g)Protein: 24.8g Carbohydrate: 20gFiber: 3.3g Cholesterol: 56mg Iron: 2.4mg Sodium: 389mg Calcium: 51mg


Kalyn said...

Looks good! One of my very favorite dishes (but no hominy in mine please.)

Moon said...

I can attest to the yumminess of those Denver chiles. Wow are they good. Burn-the-house-down, good.

Spryte said...

That looks great!!