Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Green Chili With Beef and Potatoes

Chile Verde Con Carney Papas, this is a versatile dish that can be eaten as a stew, topping for a burrito or Chili Rellenos.  This is a recipe from the beautiful soon to be published cookbook Muy Bueno. The  Muy Bueno cookbook is written by Yvette Marquez-Sharpnack, Veronica Gonalez Smith, Evangelina Soza and inspired by their Mother and Grandmother Jesusita, with beautiful photography by Jeanine Thurston.  I am honored to participate in the Spotlight Cookbook Cook Off  sponsored  by Hippocrene Books and hosted by Girlichef,  to introduce this new cookbook to all of you.  Jesusita's House Salsa is the secret and inspiration for this great recipe, just wait til you taste it!

Green Chili With Beef and Potatoes

Green Chili With Beef and Potatoes
Muy Bueno
Prepared In
Miz Helen's Kitchen
Serves 6
The Salsa
Jesusita's House Salsa
6 to 7 Anaheim chiles, roasted and peeled
1 or 2 jalapeno peppers, roasted (optional)
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cloves garlic, finely diced
1 (1/4.5 ounce) can whole tomato
1/4 cup tomato sauce
In a food processor or blender, pulse the roasted and peeled chiles, jalapeno peppers, if using, salt, garlic, canned tomatoes, and tomato sauce for a few seconds.  You do not want to puree it- chunky is best with the flavorful salsa. This Salsa is a perfect appetizer with a basket of your favorite tortilla chips or as the base for several of their wonderful recipes!

Jesusita's House Salsa
Salsa Casera

 When you make this fabulous Salsa, be sure and put the amount required for the recipe aside, before you let it out of your sight, or else you won't have enough for the recipe.  I was hiding this Salsa so I could have enough, it is delicious.  I have made several batches of this Salsa and it has become a favorite here already!

The Green Chili With Beef and Potatoes
1 tablespoon canola oil or shortening
2 1/2 pounds stew beef, diced
3 medium russet potatoes, diced
1 teaspoon salt plus additional to taste
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 tablespoons flour
1 1/2 cups Salsa Casera (Jesusita's House Salsa) recipe is above
2 /12 cups water
Heat oil in a large skillet.  Place the beef, potatoes, and 1 teaspoon salt in the skillet and cover and cook for about 10 minutes, until meat is cooked and potatoes are tender.
Uncover and add garlic and cook for an additional 2 minutes.  Add flour and stir at least 2 minutes.  Add salsa and water and stir.  Let mixture come to a boil.  Add additional salt to taste.  Lower the heat and simmer for 5 minutes.

This Smells Heavenly As It Simmer's On The Stove

There was something so comforting to us as we enjoyed the Green Chili With Beef and Potatoes, we just loved it.  We had just enough left to have it with a burritto the next day, it was awesome and of course we kept adding more salsa to both.  

I Garnished With Some Chopped Avocado, Cilantro and Lime
It Is Muy Bueno!

I am so happy that you could stop by today to enjoy this awesome new cookbook with me.  I will be giving one of these cookbooks away to my readers, so be sure and watch for the post, this is a must have cookbook!  Your visits are always important to me so be sure and come back soon!
Peace and Joy,


  1. Gosh does that ever look good, Miz Helen! I need to make the green chili and that scrumptious salsa!!

  2. I have Jesusita's House Salsa marked "to try." I like that you used it as inspiration for your own dish. Looking forward to seeing what you cook up next week.

  3. Muy bueno indeed! This is comfort food at its best!

  4. Yum! Those look amazing! I'm always looking for good soup and salsa recipes!!

  5. Oh my stars girlfriend this looks and sounds delish! I've missed your delicious dishes and your posts. Am hoping to get back to my blogging. I've missed everyone. N.

  6. Awesome recipe pick! I had my eye on that one also but there's so many choices!!
    Nice job..

  7. Now that is a fantastic looking bowl of meat and potatoes! Love those flavors.

  8. I am making this salsa today, Miz Helen...so thanks for the warning. It sure does LOOK amazing! And the chili, oh my gosh. My stomach is growling and I'm thinking this would make the perfect game day contribution tomorrow. Beautiful!

  9. Great recipe choices! This is just the kind of fall comfort food I'm looking for. What a wonderful cookbook.

  10. That is certainly a beautiful bowl of chili, but I think that salsa is stealing the show for me. It looks incredible and full of flavor. Will have to try it!

  11. oooh...that looks wonderful! Both the salsa and the...stew? If nothing else...I am going to be making this salsa soon. It just has a freshness about it thats so inviting

  12. That's what I was hunting for, the avocado! Looks marvelous! :-)

  13. Sounds muy bueno indeed! Perfect for fall. Thanks so much for sharing on Busy Monday!

  14. These recipes are amazing... looks like an incredible cookbook. Thanks for sharing it with us on foodie friday.


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