Dragonfly Chili - 2014 World Champion Green Chili
Cuisine: Southwest
Author: Mary Parker
Prep time: 30 mins
Cook time: 2 hours 30 mins
Total time: 3 hours
2014 World Champion Green Chili - a very meaty, hot, flavorful, and thick green chili great for any party or potluck.
  • 3 lbs pork loin, cubed
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ⅛ lb regular Jimmy Dean Sausage, cooked and finely chopped
  • 1 14.5 oz can Swanson chicken broth
  • ¾ cup diced white onion, about ½ medium
  • 3 tbsp chicken bouillon base
  • 3½ cups diced Hatch green chiles (or 28 oz can)
  • 4 jalapeno peppers, seeded & diced
  • 5 serrano peppers, seeded & diced
  • 1 tsp celery salt
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp ground oregano
  • 1 10-oz can green enchilada sauce
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped cilantro
  • 1 tsp hot green chili powder (see notes)
  • 2 tsp ground cumin (or to taste)
  • Green Tabasco to taste (see notes)
  1. Brown meat in olive oil, drain and place in pot. Add the cooked sausage, the can of chicken broth, onion, chicken base, 3 of the serrano peppers, 2 of the jalapeno peppers, celery salt, cumin, garlic, and oregano. Bring to a boil and simmer for 1 hour.
  2. Add ½ (14 oz) of Hatch chili peppers and enchilada sauce, then gradually add the remaining serrano peppers and jalapeno peppers, tasting before you add more so you don't go past your desired heat level.
  3. Continue cooking for another 1- 1½ hours. The last 30 minutes add the remaining 14 oz of Hatch chili peppers, cilantro, hot green chili powder* and cumin*. Use the Green Tabasco┬«* and salt to taste. (see notes)
* Hot Green Chili Powder: You can get this at Savory Spice Shop (<a href="http://savoryspiceshop.com" target="_blank" data-mce-href="http://savoryspiceshop.com">savoryspiceshop.com</a>) or The Chili Guys (<a href="http://thechiliguys.com" target="_blank" data-mce-href="http://thechiliguys.com">thechiliguys.com</a>). This recipe already has robust flavor, so it's ok to leave this out.

Green Tabasco Sauce: This is the Tabasco Jalapeno Sauce, and may or may not be at your usual store. There is a store locator at tabasco.com - call to make sure it's in stock. Again, this is something you add at the end to taste and you can leave it out and still have a fabulous green chili.

Cumin: This recipe is heavy on the cumin. I suggest holding back on the last 2 tsp, taste, and be careful about adding the additional cumin to taste.
Recipe by Denver Green Chili at https://denvergreenchili.com/award-winning-recipes/champion-green-chili/dragonfly-chili/