Fire up the crockpot!
Okay, so maybe you don’t exactly “fire up” a crockpot, but you can certainly plug it in and set it to high.
This crockpot meal is both flavorful (spicy) and easy. Mark was born in New Mexico and he’s a big fan of Green Chile. No, this is NOT authentic. I’ll have New Mexican folks hanging me from my toes if I claim it is.
No, this is a weeknight crockpot dinner.
It’s simply a fake and fast version of chile/soup/stew that has green chiles in it 🙂
Not Authentic Crockpot Green Chile
2 lbs ground beef
27 ounces chopped or whole green chiles (Hatches is best, but I didn’t have any and I prefer whole and chop them myself) I throw the liquid from 2 cans in with it.
1/2 onion chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 can stewed tomatoes, chopped
2 carrots, chopped
3 Tbsp chopped chipotle chiles (from a can–use most the liquid.) NOTE: If you don’t like it hot, cut this WAY back. Chipoltle chiles are smoked jalapenos. Hot mamas!
2-3 cups low sodium chicken broth
1/2 cup BBQ sauce (I love Trader joe’s)
3/4 Tbsp cumin
salt and pepper to taste
2 tsp cornstarch
Brown the ground beef, draind the fat off, throw it in the crockpot with everything else.
Set crockpot to high and cook 5-6 hours.
Mark loves this stuff.
Serve with tortillas chips and/or cornbread.
Chopped green chiles
Chipotles in Adobo Sauce
If you’re canning an entire box of peaches, or you simply need a day off from the kitchen, crockpot meals can make life a lot easier.
If you think crockpot cooking is too much work, go buy a cup of noodles, pour in boiling water and knock yourself out!
If you can’t boil water, your parents have failed you. 😦