Green Chili Pork combines flavors that are out-of-this-world delicious. It’s the perfect one-pot recipe for tacos, over rice or stuffed into burritos and enchiladas. Best of all it comes together in just minutes.
Green Chili recipes with pork is an amazingly delicious recipe. It comes together faster than any green chili recipe that I’ve ever made. This is one of those recipes that is either the start or finish of something beautiful.
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I made this Hatch green chili recipe and baked up little taco bowls. It was so good we had it two nights in a row. I still had some filling left over and decided the pork taco salad was just one small way to use this Pork Green Chili recipe. Therefore, decided this wasn’t going to be just a Green Chili Pork Taco recipe.
Some friends of ours introduced us to the Hatch green chile after attending a Hatch Green Chile Festival in New Mexico. They said that they were so good that they ordered a box load and had it shipped to Nebraska. Up until then, my exposure to green chiles was the mightly jalapeno that I used in salsa most of the time or that little can of green chilis.
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What is a Hatch Chile?
A Hatch Chile is a variety of a New Mexico chile pepper that is grown in the Hatch Valley of southern New Mexico.
What is New Mexico Chiles?
New Mexico chiles are so good that producers outside of New Mexico have tried to brand their green chiles as New Mexico Green Chiles. New Mexico takes their reputation for their chiles so seriously that they passed an Act making it unlawful for businesses to advertise their product as being made with New Mexico chiles unless the chile was actually grown in New Mexico There is a lot more information regarding the history and varieties or chile peppers if you’re interested.
Are New Mexico chiles hot?
There are several varieties of chiles from New Mexico. They come in different sizes, flavors and heat levels.
What’s the difference between chile and chili?
It was reported in the Chicago Tribune that according to the Chile Pepper Institute at New Mexico State University “chile” refers to the plant, such as “chile pepper” and “chili” is used to define a culinary dish such as “chili and beans.”
A lot of amazing recipes required breaking down large chunks of beef or pork and braising it for several hours. I love the flavor that this technique gives to a green chili recipe such as my Pulled Pork Green Chili Verde and Poblano Pork Stew recipes.
I wanted this green chili recipe to be quick and easy so I used ground pork instead of a pork butt roast. The most important thing was to make sure that the dish is well-seasoned. I also wanted a recipe that could be used in a variety of ways. My inspiration for this recipe was while shopping. I can now find Hatch chiles that are already roasted, peeled and diced! That’s a game-changer, you guys. I’ve linked to the product below under the “What you may need” section.
- Add additional stock for a delicious green chili soup recipe. Thicken the stock or broth for a stew and serve over rice.
- Fill tortillas and bake for burritos.
- For enchiladas cover the stuffed tortillas with additional New Mexico green chili pork and sprinkle with cheese. Bake until melted and bubbly.
What you may need:
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- Flame roasted, peeled, and diced New Mexico Hatch Green Chiles – This is a game changer. I’ll be making more recipes with my favorite chile now that I don’t have to go to all of the work to use them!
- Enameled Cast-Iron Casserole – I love this brand. I have some three times as expensive as this one but it’s my favorite!
- Spatulas – This pretty set has a flat side and a curved side to take on your toughest job. I love that they are all one piece and can withstand 500°F! Throw out those old chipped ones and treat yourself!
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Here are a few more recipes that will go great with this Green Chili Recipe!
- 4-Ingredient Tomatillo Rice
- Mexican Avocado Cotija Dip
- Frozen Magic Margarita Pie
- Homemade Refried Beans
Regardless of what you do with this recipe, it’s going to be delicious and quick to get on the table. Do you have ideas that I can add to the variations? Let me know and I’ll update this information. We all benefit when you share!
Green Chili Pork Recipe – A Busy Day Favorite
- 1 lb ground pork
- 1 yellow onion diced
- 15 oz black beans canned, rinsed & drained
- 14.5 oz diced tomatoes canned, don’t drain
- 1 cup corn
- 1 cup brown rice cooked
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp oregano (or Mexican oregano if you have it)
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1/2 cup green chili *roasted, peeled & diced
- Salt and pepper
- Taco shells or taco bowls optional
Garnishes: Cilantro, shredded cheese, avocado,
- Brown the ground pork and onion together. Drain off any extra fat. Stir in cumin, oregano, chili powder.
- Add corn, black beans, diced tomatoes and 1-1/2 cups cooked brown rice. Stir to combine. Salt and pepper to taste.
- Serve in tortillas, taco bowls or use as a filling for other dishes. Garnish with cilantro, shredded cheese, and avocado.
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