Green Chili Pork Stew


This warm and inviting stew is perfect for chilly autumn evenings. The recipe goes together in a snap with diced pork tenderloin and frozen vegetable mixes. If your family does not care for the flavor of cilantro, chopped parsley makes a fine stand-in.

Green Chile Pork Stew
Photo: Andy Lyons
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 1 pound pork tenderloin

  • Salt and ground black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 3 7 ounce packages frozen yellow carrots, spinach, and white bean medley in garlic-herb sauce, thawed*

  • 1 4.5 ounce can diced green chiles

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 cup water

  • Fresh cilantro

  • Lime wedges (optional)


  1. Cut pork into 3/4-inch pieces; sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper. In a Dutch oven heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add pork; cook for 4 to 5 minutes or until browned. Stir in two packages of the thawed vegetables, the chiles, and the cumin.

  2. In a blender combine remaining thawed vegetables and the water. Process until smooth. Add pureed vegetables to Dutch oven. Bring to a simmer. Cook, covered, over medium heat about 15 minutes or until pork is cooked through, stirring occasionally. Ladle into soup bowls. Top with cilantro and a squeeze of lime juice.


If you can't find the frozen vegetable blend, in a medium bowl stir together one 15-ounce can navy beans, rinsed and drained; 1 cup frozen sliced carrots, thawed; half of a 10-ounce package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well-drained; and 1/4 cup Italian vinaigrette salad dressing. Stir 2 cups of the mixture into the pork with the chiles and cumin, and blend the remaining 1 cup with the water. Continue as directed.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

297 Calories
11g Fat
21g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 297
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 74mg 25%
Sodium 823mg 36%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 30g
Vitamin C 5.9mg 30%
Calcium 70.7mg 5%
Iron 2.7mg 15%
Potassium 463mg 10%
Vitamin B-12 0.6mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.9mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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