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New Mexico Green Chile Stew





  1. In a large skillet or Dutch oven, cook bacon until crisp, reserving bacon fat. Chop bacon and set aside.
  2. Over medium high heat, sauté onion, garlic and cubed meat in bacon fat until browned.
  3. Add beer, bay leaves, red wine vinegar, cumin seed, oregano, salt and pepper. Cover and simmer for about one hour until meat is tender. (If too thick add a small amount of water or broth.)
  4. Add potatoes and cook for 15 minutes or until tender. Gently blend in chiles.
  5. Serve with warmed flour tortillas and accompaniments.

If using fresh green chile peppers like Hatch (mild or hot), Anaheim or Poblano, roast chiles over a stovetop flame, barbecue grill or broiler. Once blackened, place chiles in paper or plastic bag to sweat for about 15 minutes. Remove skins, stems and seeds and chop. (Six large fresh chile peppers will yield about 1/2 cup chopped.)


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