Contest-Winning Green Chile Pork Stew

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Cook: 65 min.


10 servings (2-1/2 quarts)

Updated: Jun. 30, 2023
Anyone living in or visiting the Southwest knows green chiles are a staple. I grew up on this delicacy and thought everyone must know how delicious it is. It seems to be even more popular now in this area. —Carrie Burton, Sierra Vista, Arizona


  • 1 boneless pork shoulder butt roast (2-1/2 to 3 pounds), cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 can (28 ounces) stewed tomatoes
  • 1 to 2 cans (4 ounces each) chopped green chiles
  • 2 cups cubed peeled potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons fennel seed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pinto beans, rinsed and drained


  1. In a Dutch oven, brown pork in oil over medium heat on all sides. Add onion and garlic; saute for 3-5 minutes. Drain. Add the water, tomatoes, chiles, potatoes and seasonings; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 45 minutes.
  2. Add beans; cover and simmer for 20-30 minutes or until the meat and vegetables are tender.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 232 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 47mg cholesterol, 523mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 4g fiber), 17g protein.