Chile Verde Dogs

A simple chili verde gives new meaning to “chili dogs”!

Easy and flavorful chili verde dogs!


I had a productive day yesterday.  I got so much done!  I got rid of old cans of paint from the basement, finally!  Paint seems to breed in our house!  One day we have 3 cans, the next thing I know we literally have a wall of cans!  Anyway, I cleaned the house, I baked a few goodies and I made chile verde for the chili dogs I’ve been craving!  While my chili was simmering away on the stove top, I set out to take my dog Roxy for a quick walk.

Roxy is a 10 year old Jack Russell Terrier.  Contrary to her breed, she is not a hyper dog.  She’s cuddly and lazy.  My kind of dog!  All she needs is a good walk around the neighborhood once a day.  For the most part, I love walking her.  I love watching her face as she scours the neighborhood at her eye level.  She’s got the spunkiest gait.  Little dogs are full of sass!  The only thing about Roxy, is that we literally have to stop at every mail box and every curb side tree to smell every other dog’s pee!  It doesn’t matter if we are backtracking, she will have to sniff again!  It’s gets tiring, especially when it’s an inferno outside!  She doesn’t care how hot it is, there is doggy information to be had!  I got to wondering, what information DOES she gather from pee?  Does it smell different if it’s a male or female?  Big or small dog?  Old or young?  Can you imagine if people could do that?  That would almost be a super power wouldn’t it?   Imagine being able to tell if my son’s friend is really a sweet kid or a little terror just by his scent???  What if the day my daughter started dating I could tell all about the boys she brings home just by the way he smells?  Think what we could find out before we got married or got hired to a new job?  Checking references would be old-fashioned!!  We’d be using the old schnozzola instead!  But, what would my scent say about me???

Easy and flavorful chili verde dogs!

By the time I got to thinking about my own fragrance I was home.  The aroma from my chili hit my nostrils and I was in heaven!  Forget Roxy, I was ready for a chili dog!!! It was delicious!  The chili derives most of its flavor from the roasted poblano’s and tomatillos.  They impart so much earthy goodness, that little other seasoning is needed!  This would be better with jalapeños, but I left them out for the sake of my kids.  Of course, you don’t have to eat this with the hot dog.  The flavors intensified overnight!  I highly recommend you try  chili verde.  It’s a great break from traditional chili.  I promise the flavor will not leave you disappointed!

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Gourmet Chili Dogs              Bev Cooks

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Chile Verde Dogs
  • Beef hot dogs
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1 large poblano pepper
  • 3 medium tomatillos
  • 5 cloves of garlic
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 t oregano
  • salt
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  1. Preheat oven to broil. On a foil lined baking sheet, place poblano peppers, tomatillos, halved and skin side up, and 3 cloves of garlic (skins on). Broil for about 7-8 minutes, turning the pablano as you go. Pepper should be blistered and tomatoes and garlic should be blackened. Remove skins form garlic and pepper. Remove stem and seeds from pepper as well. Place all ingredients in the bowl of a food processor. Add a pinch of salt and process until smooth.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan or dutch oven, brown ground pork until no longer pink. Remove pork with a slotted spoon, set aside. Add onions and garlic to pan, sautéing for about 5 minutes or until onions begin to soften. Add pork back to pan along with oregano. Pour in the pepper, tomatillo mixture as well as the chicken broth. Bring to a boil.. Simmer 30 minutes.
  3. Serve over beef hot dogs.

Recipe adapted from Serious Eats

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33 Responses

  1. I want to come over for dinner!

    So funny about your dog mine does the same thing, but she is a medium sized dog and can hold firm while she smells no matter how hard I try to pull her away. So we stand and smell pee for about 2 minutes every 2 feet or so. I saw a post card recently that had a dog on it with the words above it’s head “I don’t clean up my own poop or feed myself. Who exactly is the dumber species??

    • I KNOW!!! My dog is 12 pounds of stubborn!!! When I still had infants, there were days between my dog and the babies diapers that I felt like all I did was handle poop! I’m so the dumber species!

  2. Funny! Seems Roxy has a pee fetish :)
    Those Chile Verde dogs look so yummy! Your photo leaves me craving for it… (and to think I just had dinner!)

    • A pee fetish is a good way to put it! Glad you liked the picture!

  3. Oh dogs and their sniffers! We had a yellow lab who was all olfactory. When he was at the park, we would joke that the dogs would go to the “pee tree” and read their P-mail.

    My husband will LOVE that chili. Thanks for the great recipe. That would be an amazing smell to come home too!

    • My husband likes to say Roxy is leaving her “calling card”! The chili DID smell fantastic!

  4. Rosey

    I have to go look up Pablano Peppers now. :) The recipe sounds great!

    • They are wonderful roasted, used in a lot of southwest cuisine!

  5. My husband would be over the top excited for that hot dog! Since I don’t eat pork or beef, do you think it could be half as delicious with turkey dogs and ground turkey as the chili base?

    • You could definitely make with ground turkey or make it vegetarian with white beans!

  6. Your chili sounds delicious. My family loves chili but we usually just play it safe and stick to the same recipe. I think we might break out and try your recipe. Since you have a dog, let me invite you to visit my Paws and Claws Day each Friday. You could do a guest post if you like. Details on my blog. ———– Shannon

    • Thank you! This is a nice change from traditional chili!

  7. Tanya… the smelling technique could have saved me from a hellacious divorce back in the nineties too!! But those chile verde dogs sound scrumptious!! Thank you so much for sharing your recipe! Blessings to you and yours.

    • Wouldn’t it be great if we could learn all we needed to know about a person through our nose!

  8. I’ve never tried chile verde dogs! But it looks yummy! I will have to try this soon..thanks for the recipe!

  9. I think these look delish! We love coney dogs and I love this twist. Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Have a blessed week & come back soon.

    • Thank you! I love Coney’s too, very big in Cincinnati!

  10. I’m alone (sadly) in my love for hot dogs with lots of fun extras, but man, I really love souped-up ‘dogs. This one looks awesome! Verde sauce rules.

    • Why eat a hot dog plain???? I LOVED the verde! I ate a huge bowl the next day!

  11. Awww . . . I LOVE chile verde! I bet it is so good on a hot dog!

    • Me too! I tasted perfect with a hot dog!

  12. Yum! Your chile verde dog look amazing! The one in the photo looks like it’s bursting with delicious flavours! Thanks for sharing your recipe!

    • The flavor was literally bursting with all those roasted veggies!!

  13. Thank you so much for linking up to Tasty Thursdays last week. Hope to see you again this week!!
    Nichi – The Mandatory Mooch

  14. You have me very curious! I really have to try this recipe!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

    • You do need to try it! Thanks for hosting!

  15. These look good! Thank you for sharing this at Saturday Show and Tell. I can’t wait to see what you have for this week! I look forward to seeing you there.

    • Thanks Mackenzie! I’ll be linking up soon!


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