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Hatch Green Chili, Colorado Style

Hatch Green Chili with Pork, a Colorado Style Green Chili Recipe.

Course Soup, Stew
Cuisine Southwestern
Keyword Green chili, Hatch
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Servings 10
Calories 243 kcal


  • 1 tablespoon bacon drippings
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 pound pork shoulder roast Pork BUTT, bone in
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic peeled and minced
  • 1 quart chicken broth or more. Depending on how much meat came off the roast.
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons coriander dried, ground
  • 1 teaspoon cumin ground
  • 1 teaspoon hot Chimayo Chile Powder or good quality red chile powder
  • 1 teaspoon of your favorite chili powder
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Mexican Oregano
  • 14.5 ounces can chopped tomato undrained
  • 15 chile peppers roasted, skinned and chopped. 1 1/2 - 2 cups. Depending on the heat level you'd like. Use Hatch, Pueblo or Poblano
  • 1 teaspoon sweet smoked paprika
  • juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch


  1. Simply season the pork roast with salt and pepper. Place in a large Dutch oven, cover and roast in a 350 degree oven until done. About 3 hours. Remove the roast from the pan and let cool and then shred the meat with two forks. Set aside.
  2. Heat the oil and the bacon drippings in the same Dutch oven. Add the onion and cook until soft, about 10 minutes . Add the garlic and cook until fragrant. About 1 minute.

  3. Add the shredded pork, canned tomatoes, chicken broth, salt, coriander, cumin, oregano, chile powders and chiles. Bring to a boil and then simmer on low for at least 1 hour. Up to 2 hours is good.

  4. In a bowl combine water and cornstarch and stir until combined. Towards the end, I like to add a little of this to thicken the soup.
  5. Add a squeeze of lime to each bowl of chili. From here, taste and adjust the seasonings to your taste. Serve with warm flour tortillas.

Recipe Notes

Pork roasts vary. Some may be fattier. In the end, after cooked, you should have around 2 pounds of shredded meat - give or take a half pound. 

Nutrition Facts
Hatch Green Chili, Colorado Style
Amount Per Serving
Calories 243 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 75mg25%
Sodium 1423mg62%
Potassium 591mg17%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 302IU6%
Vitamin C 22mg27%
Calcium 57mg6%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.