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Green Chile Adobado Poutine

A Canadian comfort-food classic is even better when served southwestern-style, as either an appetizer or an entree. Although the ribs are done here without fuss in a slow cooker, you can also bake them at 325°, covered with foil, about 45 minutes. Then uncover and bake for another 20 minutes. — Johnna Johnson, Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Total Time
    Prep: 50 min. Cook: 3 hours
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 3 garlic cloves, unpeeled
  • 4 dried guajillo or ancho chiles, stemmed and seeded
  • 1 can (10 ounces) enchilada sauce, divided
  • 3 cans (4 ounces each) chopped green chiles, divided
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 pounds boneless country-style pork ribs, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 package (32 ounces) frozen french-fried potatoes
  • 1 cup queso fresco
  • Pico de gallo, optional


  • Lightly smash garlic cloves with the bottom of a heavy skillet to flatten. Cook in a large skillet over medium-low heat until softened and browned, 10 minutes. Cool and peel.
  • In same skillet at the same time, cook dried chiles, pressing them against the bottom with a spatula or tongs until lightly toasted and fragrant, 1-2 minutes. Transfer to a bowl. Pour boiling water over chilies to cover; let stand 15 minutes. Drain.
  • Place chiles and garlic in a food processor. Add 1/2 cup enchilada sauce, 2 cans green chiles, vinegar, oregano, cumin, salt, pepper and cinnamon; process until blended. Stir in remaining enchilada sauce and green chiles. Transfer to a 5- or 6-qt. slow cooker. Add ribs; turn to coat. Cover and cook on high until meat is tender, 3-4 hours. During the final 30 minutes, cook fries according to package directions.
  • Remove pork; shred with 2 forks. Top fries with meat, cheese, enchilada gravy and, if desired, pico de gallo.

Test Kitchen tip
  • Cutting carbs? Swap some steamed or roasted cauliflower for the french fries.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 serving: 434 calories, 19g fat (7g saturated fat), 75mg cholesterol, 1065mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 5g fiber), 28g protein.

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    • Adele
      Jul 2, 2020

      I'm sure this is good, but please don't call it poutine. The only thing it has in common with poutine is the french fries. I'm Canadian, and I know. A previous reviewer called these "loaded fries." I think that's a better description. Sorry; one star only.

    • aug2295
      Feb 2, 2019

      Yum, this was amazing, really different from anything else we've tried. Kids loved that it was over fries and grown ups enjoyed the flavor in the meat.

    • curlylis85
      Dec 10, 2018

      Loaded fries like this are a lot of fun, and the meat was also delicious and had a great spice level on its own. I think this would be perfect for a game day party!