Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  350
  • Protein  25 g
  • Carbohydrates  33 g
  • Fat  13 g
  • Cholesterol  53 mg
  • Sodium  350 mg
  • Potassium  354 mg
  • Phosphorus  181 mg
  • Calcium  32 mg
  • Fiber  4.0 g

Green Chili Stew

Here is a kidney-friendly recipe for Green Chili Stew. It features succulent pork, chili peppers and spices rolled into a flour tortilla topped with sour cream, lettuce and cilantro.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita dietitian Kara from Arizona.

Portions: 6     Serving size: 3/4 cup stew, 1 tortilla


  • 1/2 cup all-purpose white flour
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 pound lean pork chops
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 ounces green chili peppers, canned
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 14 ounces low-sodium chicken broth
  • 6 flour tortillas, burrito size
  • 6 tablespoons sour cream
  • 3/4 cup iceberg lettuce
  • 1/4 cup cilantro 


  1. In a large zip-top plastic bag combine flour, garlic powder and black pepper; mix well. 
  2. Cut pork into bite size cubes. Place pork in the bag and shake to coat well with flour mixture. 
  3. Heat olive oil in a large skillet and brown pork pieces.
  4. Drain chili peppers and dice. Mince garlic clove.
  5. Place browned pork, chili peppers, garlic and chicken broth into a slow cooker. Cook for 10 hours on low heat.
  6. Place 3/4 cup of stew on a tortilla and roll burrito style. 
  7. Shred lettuce and chop cilantro.Top each serving with 1 tablespoon sour cream, lettuce and cilantro.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 2-1/2 meat
  • 2 starch
  • 1 vegetable, low potassium 

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • For a spicier dish add 1 tablespoon hot red chili powder or chili flakes into the slow cooker.
  • As an alternative to burrito style, serve stew in a bowl with tortilla, bread or low-salt crackers on the side.

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Green Chili Stew

JeffinBR says:


This is incredibly delicious. I tweaked it just a little. In addition to finely minced white onion and de-seeded, finely minced cucumber, I added a couple of tablespoons of finely minced pickled jalapeno pepper and carrot combination. Of course, I omitted the salt. Add about 1/2 teaspoon of Mrs. Dash table blend, sprinkle with paprika, refrigerate, and voila! This is a veggie spread that could grace any table.

Jul. 22, 2014, 2:23 PM - Inappropriate review?

Green Chili Stew

eljerorosco says:


I really like this.

Jul. 16, 2014, 11:51 AM - Inappropriate review?

Green Chili Stew

Amy91406 says:


Easy to make and super delicious. I did not add the salt and it is still fantastic for a cool snack or sandwich.

Sep. 24, 2013, 5:38 PM - Inappropriate review?

Green Chili Stew

amymoore920 says:


snacking on this as we speak and it is yummy. even the picky kids like it:) keeper!

Oct. 13, 2012, 4:48 PM - Inappropriate review?

Green Chili Stew



it sounds wonderful. I live alone and would have to cut receipe in half. I will try it soon and let you know.

Sep. 20, 2012, 9:14 AM - Inappropriate review?

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CharlieAnn says:


This is really good. Cream and works good in a lot of different ways. I put the minced cucumber in a fine mesh strain and let some of the juice drip out and it is even creamier.

Apr. 08, 2012, 3:14 PM - Inappropriate review?

Green Chili Stew

2happy says:


Prepared this spread for a church social and it was a big hit with everyone.

Dec. 22, 2009, 7:27 AM - Inappropriate review?

Green Chili Stew

ladydanville says:


This sounds really good. I make something very similar to this. I slice the cucumber after peeling long way, and scrape out those pesky seeds. Then I slice it as thin as humanly possible. Then I squeeze the slices in a clean dish towel getting as much liquid out of them as I can. I omit the salt, in my humble opinion, it isn't needed, and add 1/4 tsp. of garlic powder instead. I also omit the mayo and use sour cream in it's place. Gives the whole dish a bit of zip. I've never used food coloring, but will the next time I make this. A pale green color sounds attractive!

Jul. 22, 2009, 11:23 AM - Inappropriate review?

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