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Sep 27, 2012

Recipe: Easy Schmesy Green Chile Chile!!


One of our favorite meals beginning in autumn is chile, with cornbread on the side, of course.  As long as my sons were living at home, we celebrated the season opener of Monday Night Football each year with this meal…even if it was over 100 degrees outside.
This recipe is a very quick, easy, no-fuss, mild, green chile - chile concoction I made up.  My husband practically ate the whole thing by himself last weekend.   I use Hatch Chiles , roasted in the oven and frozen in separate bags for moments like this.   Hatch chiles are only around for a short time, so freezing them works to bring that great smokey, spicey flavor to dishes for a few months. 

But, if you did not freeze them then look for the canned version or use the Old El Paso Green Chopped Chiles in the four ounce can.  Also, I tried making chile years ago with ground turkey and I was quickly outed by the males in my family.  So, this is a beef chile… but I do use extra lean ground beef. 
So, let's get started!!
You will need:
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Extra Lean Ground Beef (1-2 pounds)
1 Large Onion Chopped, (I like sweet yellow onions)
2 Garlic Cloves, Minced
3 large roasted green chiles, chopped
1 can of Pinto Beans (I like Bush's Seasoned Pinto Beans)
1 can of Kidney Beans
1 can of Mexican-style chopped tomatoes
1 can of Green Chile and onion chopped tomatoes
1 package of McCormick mild chile seasoning
Cook onion, garlic, and chiles in about a tablespoon of olive oil until onion is clear....sprinkle with a little garlic salt while cooking.
Add the meat, cover with two tablespoons of Worchestshire sauce (your favorite) and brown the meat.
Then add all of the beans, canned tomatoes, seasoning, and one-half can of water.  Also, I put in one packet of Stevia for a low calorie sweet taste.  Stir.....
Bring to a boil,  cover, lower heat, and simmer for at least thirty minutes.  
We like our favorite cornbread with our chile.  For this meal, it was a jalepeno cornbread mix, with corn added, from the famous Pioneer Bakery in downtown San Antonio!  Delicious!!!


This dish is just spicy enough.  My husband will spice it up if he needs more....but he knows I can only handle mild.  Try it...I know you will like it and what could be easier, right??

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9 comments:

  1. Oh Pam! I'm going to have to make this this weekend!! I'm all over it!!! It looks wonderful.....thanks for sharing the recipe! Hugs! Serene

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  2. This looks absolutely delish Pam! I'm sure it's extra good since you roast your own. I also love the tradition of eating this dish-even if it's 100 outside. Perfect!
    Cheers, Heather

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  3. Jalepeno cornbread. Last winter I bought a pan at my regular grocery and when I got home it was spicy. I looked at the package and saw jalepenos in the ingredient list, which was about a 6 point font. Other than that there was no indication it was peppery.

    I went online and wrote a note to the store, noting that I prefered their cornbread with the sweet glaze and I thought they should label the spicy stuff.

    The Bakery Manager called me and apologized for the mis-labeled package and said she'd received many complaints about the change in receipe. They get their cornbread out from a central bakery and someone there decided to discontinue the sweet cornbread. That policy has been changed :)

    When it comes to cornbread in my corner of Maryland, it's Southern sweet, not SouthWestern spicy!

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    1. Hi Rose, It's the men in my life who love jalepeno anything...this mix is actually loaded with it (not hidden at all). But, I am like you...I love a great honey sweet cornbread..it is one of my guilty pleasures!!

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  4. Friday night is Chilli night at our house been doing it for years but I've never roasted the chillis so I must try it,thanks.

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  5. I tried your chicken pot pie recipe and it was a hit with my hubby. Tomorrow I am going to try your chile.

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  6. I am a vegetarian, but I can add soja meat instead of beef. great recipe indeed.
    have a lovely weekend Pam.
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  7. I made this Sunday for my husband and my daughter who was visiting with her college buddies ( I doubled the recipe)they chowed it after golfing all day. We loved it!!! It was delicious and I will be making it again and again. Thanks :)

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