Chile Colorado Recipe

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Ava Modified: January 17, 2022
Chile Colorado Recipe

How To Make Chile Colorado

Inspired by the flavors of Mexico, this chile colorado recipe is tender chunks of beef in a spicy and herby tomato-based sauce.

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 3 hours
Total: 3 hours 30 minutes



For Sauce:

  • 1tspolive oilor vegetable oil
  • 1smallwhite onionfinely chopped
  • 2cloves of garlicminced
  • ½tspcumin
  • ½tsporeganodried
  • 3wholeAncho Chilesdried
  • 14½ozHunt’s Fire Roasted Tomatoesundrained
  • 10ozRO*TEL Tomatoesundrained
  • 1cupchicken or beef broth
  • Salt and pepperto taste

For Meat:

  • 2tspvegetable oilor olive oil
  • lbbeef chuck roastor stew meat, cut into 1½-inch cubes
  • Salt and pepperto taste

To Assemble:

  • Cornor flour tortillas, avocado, cilantro, lime wedges, cotija cheese, radishes, sour cream



  1. Place the chiles in a bowl and pour boiling water over them to cover. Let sit for 10 minutes.

  2. While the chiles are soaking, heat the oil in a large pot. Add the onion and cook 4 to 6 minutes or until softened.

  3. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute more, stirring constantly. Add the cumin, oregano, Hunt’s Fire Roasted Tomatoes, RO*TEL tomatoes and chicken broth to the pot. Turn up the heat to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes.

  4. Take the chiles out of the hot water and cut in half; remove the seeds and stems.

  5. Place the chiles in a blender along with the tomato mixture and blend until completely smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper.


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Heat the oil in a large pot. Season the beef with salt and pepper to taste.

  2. Place the meat in the pot in a single layer and cook for 4 to 6 minutes or until browned.

  3. Place all of the browned meat into the pot and pour the sauce over the top. Cover the pot and bake for 3 hours or until the meat is very tender.

  4. Serve the meat with tortillas, Mexican rice, pinto beans, chopped cilantro, cheese, lime wedges, radishes and sour cream.


  • Calories: 174.43kcal
  • Fat: 7.07g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.07g
  • Trans Fat: 0.22g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 3.60g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.14g
  • Carbohydrates: 9.08g
  • Fiber: 2.96g
  • Sugar: 2.84g
  • Protein: 20.43g
  • Cholesterol: 54.43mg
  • Sodium: 513.90mg
  • Calcium: 36.85mg
  • Potassium: 794.23mg
  • Iron: 3.55mg
  • Vitamin A: 104.66µg
  • Vitamin C: 12.91mg
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