New Mexico Chile Recipe

Looking for an easy New Mexico Chile recipe? Learn how to make New Mexico Chile using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by greyt2hv2

Makes 6 servings



You can make this chile as hot or mild as your tastes. I prefer very hot, which is what you would eat in New Mexico. I like Bueno Brand or Baca's frozen chiles, which you can get at your local supermarket in the US. Both brands have mild up to extra hot. (Read carefully!) They have 0 mg sodium, but the recipe analyzer doesn't have those brands, so the sodium count is incorrect. You can cheat and use canned pintos, but pintos are pretty easy to cook from scratch and have no additional salt or additives if you do it yourself. I've left off the cheese for topping, because if your chile is hot enough, you aren't going to taste the cheese.

Recipe Ingredients for New Mexico Chile

1 (8-ounce) pork loin chops, chopped finely
2 tbsp vegetable oil
28 ounce tomatoes
3 cloves of garlic
1 onion
8 oz chile, frozen
1 tbsp ground cumin
16 oz pinto beans, dried

Recipe Directions for New Mexico Chile

  1. Rinse the pintos and put into another pot and bring to a boil. Turn down and put on simmer for 2-2 1/2 hours or until the beans are soft.

  2. Saute the meat in the vegetable oil, in a large dutch oven.

  3. Put tomatoes, onion, cumin, and garlic in blender and blend until smooth. Pour over meat once the meat is browned. Add frozen chile at this point and bring the sauce to a boil. (You can thaw the chiles in the microwave first if you like; I usually do.)

  4. Turn it down to simmer and let it cook until the pintos are done.

  5. Drain water from beans and add beans to the chile mixture.

  6. Chop an additional onion to top servings of chile. Serve with corn tortillas.

Categories

Main Dish, Mexican

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 284.4g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
389
Calories from Fat
84
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
9.3g
14%
Saturated Fat
2.4g
12%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
11mg
4%
Sodium
166mg
7%
Potassium
1463mg
42%
Total Carbohydrates
56.4g
19%
Dietary Fiber
15.0g
60%
Sugars
5.9g
Protein
20.8g
Vitamin A 22% Vitamin C 39%
Calcium 14% Iron 28%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Low in cholesterol
  • Low in sodium
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in potassium
  • High in selenium
  • High in thiamin
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