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Two More Hatch Chile Cooks

These are probably the last two I'll do for awhile. Sunday, I cooked up a batch of Hatch Chile Pork Stew. Not sure if it was traditional, just kind od cobbled together a few recipes. Used 5 mild and 4 hot Hatch and 3 serranos, some tomatillos, 3lbs of pork, two onions, some cilantro and a few other things. Some parts got cooked on the Egg and some got cooked inside (boiling water is best done indoors)

Roasted the chilies and peppers


Browned the pork


Dumped it all in a dutch oven and onto the Egg it went, 350F and hung out for close to two hours


Served it up with a cold beer and garnished with Cotija cheese, sour cream, cilantro, tortilla strips and a lime. Also had some fresh Hatch flour tortillas on the side.


Last night, Mrs. G wanted a burger and happy wife = happy life, not to mention I like burgers.


Took some of the leftover stew from Sunday, pulled the pork out of it and put it on the burger along with some Havarti cheese.


Pretty darn tasty, but messy burger.

The butcher at Central Market told me they are wrapping up Hatch Chile on Wednesday. I'm ok with that, ready to move onto something else, but I do have three lbs at home that I need to roast and freeze to get me through the rest of the year. Guess I know what I am doing after work. :)

Richardson, Texas

Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings



  • six_eggsix_egg Posts: 734
    You sir are a master. ^:)^  Really awesome job Griffin.


    Texarkana, TX

  • FoghornFoghorn Posts: 3,864
    six_egg said:
    You sir are a master. ^:)^  Really awesome job Griffin.

    +1.  And I can't think of a better beer to pair with a hatch chili stew than Negra Modelo.  Great choice.

    XL BGE, Klose BYC, ProQ Excel, Weber Kettle, Firepit, Grand Turbo gasser, and a portable Outdoor Gourmet gasser for tailgating

    San Antonio, TX

  • TUTTLE871TUTTLE871 Posts: 1,316
    I had looked for my recipe and couldn't find it but I knew you could figure it out. Sure enough you did, the secret is the Tomatillos. I think I did some Cilantro also in it. But of well yours looks awesome.

    "Hold my beer and watch this S##T!"


  • Absolutely fantastic.  Really hungry now.

    [Northern] Virginia is for [meat] lovers.
  • BotchBotch Posts: 4,326
    Hope you put some cumin in that stew too; cumin and green chile just belong together!  
    Live fast, die young, and leave a well-marbled corpse.  
    Ogden, Utard.  
  • I did almost the exact same recipe on Sunday (all done in a dutch oven on the egg). I love the idea of using the leftover sauce on hamburgers. I had been thinking of doing some dish with hatch peppers and hamburgers next weekend...

    3 lbs cubed pork loin
    1/8 cup vegetable oil
    1 yellow onion
    3 cloves garlic minced
    1/2 tablespoon sea salt 
    1/2 to taste fresh ground pepper, to taste
    1/2 tablespoon ground cumin
    1 quart chicken broth (4 cups)
    6 mild hatch peppers
    2 hot hatch peppers
    1 yellow bell pepper, seeded and chopped
    2 pounds fresh tomatillos, husks removed
    1/2 cup cilantro leaf, coarsely chopped


    1 In dutch oven, sear the pork in the vegetable oil until browned.

    2 Remove the pork from the pot, reserve 3 tablespoons oil in the pan.

    3 Saute the chopped onion and garlic seasoned with salt and pepper in the reserved oil until onions are tender.

    4 Add the cumin, then stir in pork and chicken stock.

    5 Simmer for 1/2 hour.

    6 Add in hatch peppers.

    7 Puree the tomatillos and cilantro in a blender, and add them to the pot.

    8 Cook for an additional 45 minutes.

  • MickeyMickey Posts: 17,446
    Lets get the outstanding cook out of the way...... Now, what do you do with all the food you cook? There is only the two of you, do you have 6 freezers in the back room?
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • bbqlearnerbbqlearner Posts: 760
    Amazing cook! Loved it!!! Thanks for sharing.

    Houston, TX - Buddy LBGE, Don SBGE, Tiny Mini & Shiny Momma Pitts n Spitts

  • LoggerLogger Posts: 248
    I saw this post and told the Mrs to go get more Hatch.  Thanks for that.
    Do you peel the chilies before you freeze them and do you vacuum pack them?
    Thanks in advance
    OKC area  XL - Medium
  • AquacopAquacop Posts: 468
    Holy Crap that burger looks great, excellent cook - wanna share the recipe?
    LBGE 2013 Located in Savannah, Georgia
  • BotchBotch Posts: 4,326
    Logger said:
    Do you peel the chilies before you freeze them...?
    I'm not Griffin but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night.  
    I buy freshly-roasted green chile by the bushel, every year or two, and I've frozen them both ways, peeled and unpeeled.  Peeling a bushel of roasted chile is an all-afternoon affair, your hands will initially be burning and then go numb, and if you take a leak during the process you will jump into the shower, screaming, with your clothes on (trust me on this).  
    One August I got lazy, and just froze them unpeeled (I normally put 5 or 6 chiles in a small Ziplok bag for freezing; one bag is good for Huevos Rancheros for a 3-day weekend, and two bags is good for a pot of chile verde or green chile stew).  Peeling 5 or 6 chiles at once is minimal effort, but I tend to rinse the seeds out in the sink, which may wash some of the juices away (doing the whole bushel at once, I normally am sitting at the table and wipe the seeds out with my fingers, conserving some juice, but not really noticeable).  
    Either way works, and I can't really tell a difference.  
    Live fast, die young, and leave a well-marbled corpse.  
    Ogden, Utard.  
  • Solson005Solson005 Posts: 1,911
    Both meals looks great =P~

    I haven't gotten around to pick up some but that stew will need to be made soon. Last year the batch we got was so hot I was one of the only ones that could even stand it.
    Large & Small BGE, CGW Two-Tier Swing Rack for BOTH EGGS, Spider for the Wok, eggCARTen & and Cedar Pergola my Eggs call home in Edmond, OK. 
  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,423

    @six_egg and @Foghorn thanks, guys. Negra Modelo just seemed like the most obvious choice. I've got a cerveza brewing right now. Going to bottle either this weekend or next week. Hope it comes out as good. Looks about the same color.

    @TUTTLE871 thanks for nothing. Just kidding. We need to get together and grab a beer soon.

    @Botch but of course there was cumin. Could have used a bit more IMHO, though.

    @Mickey - I take a lot of leftovers to work. I'm in the middle of nowhere (Sunnyvale, TX) and it would take at least 15 minutes to drive to the nearest place which would be McDonalds and that's not worth it to me. So I eat left over Egged food which is way better.

    @Logger - this is my first time freezing them (first time ever using them, never tried them before this year), but everything I read said to peel them and take the seeds out. I guess I could have vac sealed them, but Central Market had zip-lock type bags right next to the chiles that had instructions and everything printed out on them, so I just used them. I put about 2 chilies in each bag.

    @Aquacop - not much to tell about the burger. Fresh ground chuck, formed into 6oz patties, salt and pepper and a bit of woosey sauce on top before grilling at 500F. Melted on the Havarti cheese and then spooned out some of the leftover Hatch Chile Pork Stew (minus the pork) on top. Very messy, was running down my hands and arms while eating.

    Richardson, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings


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