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Colorado Green Chili

Colorado Green Chili

The Colorado Green Chili appears often on lists that name the most iconic foods in Colorado.  The Green Chili is often used as a topping for another dish (a burrito for example).  Try out this recipe for Colorado Green Chili – you will not be disappointed!
3 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb pork tenderloin cut into bite sized pieces (I used Smithfield Roast Garlic and Cracked Pepper Marinated Pork Tenderloin)
  • 3 4 oz cans green chilis I used Hatch Green Chilis - there is a mild or hot version - pickyour favorite or combine however you like – do not drain)
  • 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 lg onion diced
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 ts chicken bouillon granules I used Maggi
  • 1 ts corn starch if thicker chili is desired
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste


  • Add olive oil to a large pot and heat up (med high heat).  Add the pork tenderloin (which has been cut into bite sized pieces) and brown.  Once the pork is browned add your onion, garlic, green chilis (not drained), tomatoes, water, and chicken bouillon.  Mix well and bring to the boil.
  • Turn down to med low heat (or whatever setting provides just a small simmer), cover, and cook for 30 minutes. At the end of 30 minutes, taste and add some salt and pepper to taste. Cover and cook another 15 minutes at a small simmer.
  • If at the end of this time the chili is too thin for your liking, add a small amount of corn starch (which has been mixed with some cold water) to thicken.  Allow to come to the boil for a few minutes to thicken.


That’s it!  Smother your burrito with this green chili, or serve over rice as we did.  Either way, this green chili is delicious, easy to make, and quite a frugal meal as well.  Enjoy!
Keyword Chili