Sunday, November 07, 2010

Weekend recipe: Green Chile Stew

As many of you know, I grew up in NM and have a great fondness for green chile. I've always wanted to find a good vegetarian green chile stew recipe, and this one is pretty awesome, IMO. I serve it over quinoa.

Green Chile Stew

2# seitan or tofu, cut into 1cm cubes
1/4c flour
1/4c butter
10 cloves of garlic, crushed
3c of veggie broth
1c of hot salsa (whatever you've got around, I use the stuff I make myself)
3tsp dried oregano
1tsp ground cumin
3 small potatoes, cubed
1 can hominy
2c of diced hot green chile
1 onion, diced

In a big pot, melt the butter, then fry the seitan/tofu for a while after rolling it in the flour. Dump any remaining flour into the pot as well.

Now dump in the onion and garlic, fry until the onions are getting transparent.

Add all the other ingredients and simmer for a couple of hours, or until the potatoes are cooked.

It's not Nellie's GC sauce, but it's darn good. Give it a try.


Hassan said...

While this may sound preposterous, I actually have two pounds of Roasted Hatch valley chiles in my freezer right now. Not bad for the wilds of western MA.

Margo said...

I just bought a couple of pounds of Chimayo chiles (still warm!) from the SF farmers market, and I am going to check out your recipe...I am skeptical of a good vegetarian green chile, but you ARE a NM boy, so I trust you.

Walt said...

Margo -

Let me know what you think! I have only tried it out on a couple of NM folks so far, and they both really liked it.

I have not had meat in almost 20 years, so I don't really remember what pork green chile tastes like, honestly.

Margo said...

I approve: