As we travel far and wide in our Winnebago Vista motor home, it’s the food of Albuquerque that we miss while on the road. So, I have to take green chile along with us so that we don’t go into withdrawals! You chile heads know what I’m talking about! The Vista has a good sized refrigerator and freezer so I pack it full of green chile! I’ve come up with a couple of dishes that are easy to make and give us our chile fix.
Green chile stew is my husband’s favorite. He makes it with grilled chicken or mesquite smoked turkey. So one night he will grill a bunch of chicken breasts (or smoke the turkey breast) and we will save some for the green chile stew. If you’ve never tried it with grilled chicken/ mesquite smoked turkey and fresh corn from the cob before, you don’t know what you’re missing! The stew only takes a few minutes to prepare once the chicken or turkey is cooked. Here’s the recipe for ~> Bub’s Mesquite Smoked Turkey Green Chile Stew
Another dish that we enjoy twice is this Green Chile Cheeseburger Pie. The next morning we will warm up the leftovers and add a fried egg to it along with potatoes.
Impossibly Easy Green Chile Cheeseburger Pie
1 lb. ground beef or turkey
1 small yellow onion
1 cup chopped green chile
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 tsp garlic salt
1/2 cup original Bisquick mix
1 cup milk
Heat oven to 400 degrees. Spray or grease 9″ x 13″ pan. Brown beef or turkey, add the onion, season with the garlic salt, drain. Spread in the dish; top with the green chile and then the cheese. In a bowl, stir together the Bisquick, milk and egg. Pour over the top of the dish. Bake about 25-30 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. 6 servings.