Green Chile Chowder

I found this recipe on Homesick Texan over a month ago, and I just couldn’t wait until winter to make it. So instead, I settled on making it during triple-degree weather, and it was totally worth it.

The total cost of the chowder was about $10 and could serve four, maybe five.

I tweaked the recipe just a bit, and the real big difference was the cooking time because I wanted the chowder to be super velvety and if I just added another thirty minutes, I bet it would have been perfect.

Ingredients for 4:

  • 2 jalapenos
  • 4 poblano peppers
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ cup cilantro
  • 4 russet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 ½ cups milk
  • 1 cup half and half
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Salt and pepper

Broil the peppers for five minute so each side or roast for 10 minutes on each side until thoroughly blackened. Keep an eye on the jalapenos, for they may get too burnt. Place the poblanos in a peper bag to steam for 15 minutes, while dicing the jalapenos. Remove the seeds and dice the poblano peppers as well.

In a large pot, melt the butter on medium heat. Add the onions and cook until brown and then add the garlic and cook for another minute.

Add the potatoes, peppers, broth, cilantro, cumin, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil and simmer for 45 minutes.

After the 45 minutes, remove 3 cups of the soup and set aside for 5 to 10 minutes. Using a food processor, pulse the soup until smooth. Do this in batches if necessary.

Combine the chunky and smooth portions and serve.

I served the chowder with cheddar biscuits. They went perfectly together.

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Published in: on September 9, 2010 at 7:18 am  Comments (4)  
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4 CommentsLeave a comment

  1. Um… are you serious? I JUST made this like two nights ago and was about to blog about it! Haha! I love how we’re totally on the same wavelength when it comes to food… 😉

  2. Hannah. I love you and miss you so much. Wish we could have cooked together more when you were here!

  3. Meeee tooooo!!!!

  4. […] to make it for a long time, and I finally got to! Then, a couple weeks later, I looked on my friend Tram’s blog, and found that she had recently made it and blogged about it too! We may not live five minutes […]


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