Friday, October 15, 2010

Green Chile Stew

Oh my goodness!  Can I say this might be the best thing I have put in my mouth for quite a while?  I am you all might know...haha, I am experimenting on you!  But at least everything I put up here is good.  This, this one is a love. Of course I used my roasted Hatch Green chiles and I don't know what to tell you if you can't buy them?  Try canned green chiles in the Mexican food aisle or better yet, roast some poblano chiles and use them, but they won't be Hatch...and I don't want to lose this recipe so up onto the blog it goes!

It is so good I want to stand on the street corner and pass it out so people can taste it!

Here goes:

1 3/4 lbs. lean beef cut into stew cubes
4 medium Yukon Gold potatoes, diced with skin on
9 large Hatch chiles, roasted and diced (or 1 cup canned chiles)
2 large cloves garlic, minced
7 cups chicken boullion
4 cups carrots, sliced
2/3 cup instant mashed potato flakes
salt and pepper to taste

Brown the meat in an 8 qt saucepan sprayed with Pam.  Drain off liquid and fat and place meat aside.  Respray pan with Pam spray and add cubed potato.  Brown for a few minutes and add the meat back in.  Add salt and pepper, garlic, carrots and chicken boullion.  Simmer on medium until carrots are tender.  Add instant mashed potatoes to thicken a bit.  I served it over a cut spaghetti noodles since they are free but it would be totally fine over rice or just plain....mmmmm, just typing it makes me want to eat more but I am so satisfied already.

Don't you love it when you cook something that is so tasty that you really know you had dinner and you enjoyed every bite? Mmmmmm, next year I am buying a case of those Hatch chiles already roasted...I guess if I run out of them I will be trying my Poblano suggestion, huh?  Then I could compare for you...well, maybe...

Oh, I really came up to this room to hem my new jeans because I am down another size...big problem huh?  I'm getting SMALLER!