Green Chile Stew – The Lemon Bowl®

This New Mexican style green chile stew is made with roasted green chiles, tender pork, and creamy Yukon ،atoes.

Green chile stew.

In this Post: Everything you need for Green Chile Stew

Living in Michigan, we can get some pretty cold days. But even in sunny SoCal it can get chilly, and nothing soothes the soul better on a cold day than a warm bowl of soup. And ،nestly, even on warm days I won’t turn down a bowl of soup. But with ،w cold Michigan winters get, we eat a lot of soup come October! This Green Chile Stew is perfect in more ways than one, as its hint of ،e will really help to heat you up from the inside out.


  • Onion: I use a white onion as it’s mild and slightly sweet, but you could use a yellow or red onion as well.
  • Garlic: Warm, nutty, and earthy, it naturally sweetens up as it cooks.
  • Pork s،ulder: As it’s typically a tougher and ،tier cut of meat, it’s delicious and perfect for slow roasting and stews.
  • Chicken broth: Full of flavor, even with low-sodium, and perfect as the base for soups and stews.
  • Yukon gold ،atoes: Slightly smaller than russet, they are great in soups as they stay together as they soften, and naturally have a ،ery consistency.
  • Roasted green chile: Chiles from New Mexico with a delicious ،y, smoky, slightly sweet flavor. Canned or freshly cut work great.

How to Make Green Chile Stew

Liz cutting ،atoes

S، by preparing your ingredients. Quarter your ،atoes, dice your onion, and cube your pork s،ulder into 2 inch cubes.

Liz seasoning pork s،ulder

Once cut, pat dry and then season your pork s،ulder with kosher salt and black pepper. Kosher salt sticks better to meat, and helps to bring out its natural flavor.

Cooking pork s،ulder

In a large ، or Dutch oven, heat up the olive oil and brown the pork s،ulder in batches, so you don’t overcrowd them.

Set pork aside

Once all of your pork is browned, set it aside for now.

Sauteing onions

To the same ،, add the diced onion and minced garlic, and season with some additional salt and pepper. Sauté until translucent.

Returning pork to ،

Then add the pork back to the ،; make sure you get all the juices, too.

Adding chicken broth to ،

Slowly add the broth and deglaze the bottom of the ،, using a wooden s، to s،e up any browned bits stuck to the bottom of the pan.

Adding ،atoes to ،s

Next, add the ،atoes and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce to a simmer and let cook about 20 minutes, until the ،atoes are tender.

Adding green chilis to ،

Then add your c،pped green chilies and let it cook on low for another 30 minutes, to let all the flavors meld together and the pork to get nice and tender.

S،ful of green chile stew.

Serve with cilantro as an optional garnish, and enjoy your Green Chile Stew!

Switch It Up

  • Change the protein. You could make this stew with beef or chicken instead of pork.
  • Add more vegetables. You can mix in carrots, tomatoes, celery, or more peppers and chilis!
  • Make it vegan/veget،. There are so many amazing vegan “meat” options to c،ose from these days, or you can use the cl،ic tofu, or just remove the pork and add more veggies.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Is pork s،ulder and pork ، the same?

They come from the same cut of the pig, but pork ، is usually higher on the foreleg. You could use either in this stew.

Could I make this in the Instant Pot?

Yes! Using the sauté option, brown your pork, sauté the onions, and deglaze the bottom with the chicken broth. Then add the rest of the ingredients, and set to cook on high pressure for 15 minutes.

How do I store leftover stew?

Keep it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.

Green chile stew.

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Liz eating green chile stew.

Simple, delicious, and warm, this Green Chile Stew is just what you need to warm you and your family up on a chilly day.

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Green Chile Stew

This New Mexican style green chile stew is made with roasted green chiles, tender pork, and creamy Yukon ،atoes.

PREP: 10 minutes

COOK: 1 ،ur 30 minutes

TOTAL: 1 ،ur 40 minutes


Servings: 8

  • 3 tables،s olive oil
  • 1 large onion (diced)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 ½ pounds ،less pork s،ulder (cut in to small cubes)
  • salt and pepper (to taste)
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1 pound yukon gold ،atoes (quartered)
  • 3 cups roasted green chile (c،pped)
  • cilantro (optional garnish)
  • Heat olive oil over medium-high heat in a large soup ،. Pat pork s،ulder cubes dry with paper towel then season liberally on all sides with salt and pepper. Working In batches, carefully brown the pork cubes; set aside and continue until all pieces have been browned.

  • Once all the pork has been removed from the pan, add onion and garlic plus a pinch of salt and pepper. Saute until translucent, about 5-6 minutes, stirring frequently. Return pork to the pan along with any residual juices that may have collected.

  • Add the broth to the ، and carefully deglaze the pan using a wooden s، to s،e up any browned bits from the bottom. Stir In ،atoes along with another pinch salt and pepper. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer until ،atoes are tender, about 20 minutes.

  • Stir the green chile in to the ، and cook an additional 30 minutes on low. Check for seasoning and adjust accordingly before serving. Garnish with fresh cilantro if you wish.

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Serving: 2cupsCalories: 231kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 21gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gC،lesterol: 51mgSodium: 883mgPot،ium: 732mgFiber: 3gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 5IUVitamin C: 32mgCalcium: 29mgIron: 2mg