Let's Dish: Green Chili

Saturday, March 09, 2013

What's better on a cold winter day than a cup of steaming hot chili? How about a twist on the usual. Chris Koetke, host of "Let's Dish" on the "Live Well Network," has a recipe for a green chili.

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Recipe for Green Chili

Difficulty: Easy Prep Time: 25 minutes Cooking time: 55 minutes Serves: 6


2 tablespoons olive oil 1 medium onion, diced 4 poblano peppers (about 1 lb.), seeded and thinly sliced 6 jalapeno peppers, seeded and finely diced 6 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon pepper 1 teaspoon dried oregano ½ teaspoon ground cumin 1 lb. trimmed pork shoulder cut into small dice 2 15 oz. cans pinto beans, drained and rinsed 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth 16 oz. baby spinach ½ cup chopped cilantro plus more for garnish Rice, tortilla chips, sliced green onions and small cubes of pepper jack cheese for garnish


1. Heat oil in a stockpot over medium heat. Add the onion, poblano peppers, and jalapeno peppers and cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are soft, about 5 minutes.

2. Add the garlic, salt, pepper, oregano, and cumin and cook for another minute.

3. Add the pork and cook until lightly browned, about 5 minutes.

4. Add the pinto beans and chicken broth.

5. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until thick and the meat is tender, about 35-40 minutes.

6. Stir in spinach and cilantro and simmer until just tender, about 2-4 minutes.

7. Garnish with cilantro leaves.

8. Serve with rice, tortilla chips green onions, and pepper jack cheese on the side.

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