There are lots of really good ways to make green chile. The best ways tend to include fresh roasted chile.
At Palombo Farms Market, we offer 12 different variety of chile, ranging from mild to extremely hot dynamite. Our roasting of the chile is always free, and done to order, never ahead of time. Once you have your desired chile, there are lots of different ways to make green chile sauce. Below is a pretty tasty recipe courtesy of Sam’s No. 3 in downtown Denver. But we feel that once you get the basics down, you really can’t do much to screw it up. As long as you are adding fresh ingredients that you like, it should taste good every time. So feel free to add or subtract from any recipe you may see to make it your own. Happy Chile Season!!!
Sam’s No.3 Kickin’ Green Chili
- 25 fresh Anaheim green chiles or 5 (4 1/2-ounce) cans green chiles
- 3 sticks (12 ounces) butter or margarine, plus more for sauteing pork
- 3 pounds pork, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
- 2 large white onions, cut into 1/2-inch dice
- 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 3/4 teaspoons ground black pepper
- 1 3/4 tablespoons ground dry mustard powder
- 2 teaspoons dried oregano
- 2 teaspoons granulated garlic
- 6 large tomatoes, cut into 1/2-inch dice
- 2 (14 1/2-ounce) cans diced tomatoes
- 3 fresh jalapenos, diced, optional for added heat
- 1 cup flour
If roasting your own chiles: Preheat an outdoor grill to high. Place the Anaheim chiles on the grill and cook, turning to cook evenly, until the skins blister and blacken. Remove from the grill and place in a plastic bag. Seal the bag and let the chiles stand for 5 to 10 minutes. Remove the skin, stems and seeds and chop into 1/4-inch pieces.
Heat some butter in a large pot and add the cubed pork. Cook about15 minutes, and then add the onions and spices. Cook on low heat, stirring occasionally. When the pork has cooked through, add the fresh tomatoes, canned tomatoes, green chiles and jalapenos, if using. Stir occasionally.
After 5 minutes, add 8 cups water. Bring to a low boil. Stir occasionally. Increase the heat and bring the chili to a rolling or high boil.
Slowly add the roux to the chili, stirring constantly, and shut off the heat. Continue to stir so that the roux is evenly distributed. (Roux amount can be adjusted depending on desired consistency or thickness.)
Let stand 5 minutes and serve in a bowl or smothered!
This recipe was provided by professional chefs and has been scaled down from a bulk recipe provided by a restaurant.