Mile High Green Chili

Mile High Green Chili

37 Reviews 4 Pics
  • Prep

    30 m
  • Cook

    4 h 30 m
  • Ready In

    5 h
Recipe by  chefclaudiesel

“Green chili is a Colorado favorite, it's always a crowd pleaser when we have out-of-state visitors. Roasting your veggies first gives this recipe a deeper level of flavor. This can be served over rice as a main course, stuffed in enchiladas, or over potatoes and eggs.”

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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  2. Arrange the halved tomatillos, Anaheim chiles, jalapenos, onion, and green bell pepper on a baking sheet. Drizzle the vegetables with 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
  3. Roast the vegetables in the preheated oven until they begin to show brown spots, about 30 minutes. Allow to cool, then chop vegetables into bite-size pieces.
  4. Heat 1 more tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet over high heat, and pan-fry the pork until browned, sprinkling the meat with salt and black pepper as it cooks, about 12 minutes. Transfer the pork cubes to a slow cooker, and stir in the roasted vegetables. Mix in the tomatoes, garlic, beef bouillon cube, beer, oregano, parsley, cumin, and chili powder. Set the cooker on Low, cover, and cook until the pork is very tender, 4 to 6 hours.
  5. About 1/2 hour before serving, place the cream cheese into a bowl, and stir in about 1 tablespoon of the chili liquid until thoroughly combined. Continue stirring in chili broth, a tablespoon at a time, until the cream cheese is almost a liquid. Stir the cream cheese mixture back into the chili.

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Nearly like my recipe. I never use tomotillos, I like to keep it all green chilis. I'd add 3 poblanos instead of the tomotillos. -- Dan



This recipe is almost identical to mine. Serve in a bowl with fresh flour tortillas or use to smother your favorite TEX MEX recipes. For those of us in Colorado & New Mexico the green chiles are in, available freshly roasted & ready to bag, freeze & enjoy for the next 12 months. They should be around thru mid September or until the supply is exhausted. Or drive to the lanes east of Pueblo & buy them directly from the farm.



AHHH-mazing! I live in Colorado and have had some darn good green chili, but WOW. I used approximately 20 fresh roasted green chillies and zero tomatillos. I took cupfuls of the chili and put it in the blender to get more of a uniform looking dish. I will be making this again, and often!

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Amount Per Serving (8 total)

  • Calories
  • 174 cal
  • 9%
  • Fat
  • 12 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs
  • 8.6 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 7.6 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol
  • 32 mg
  • 11%
  • Sodium
  • 268 mg
  • 11%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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