Off the Grid  Retirement at our remote log cabin in Colorado

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Pork Chile Verde in the Wood Stove

Posted by: Rick

As our winter preparation projects wind down and we move into winter, you are likely to see more food-oriented posts on the Off the Grid blog. Here is what we had for dinner last night:

This is a Pork Chile Verde (Green Chile Stew) recipe that you can find on the web site.

It is pretty easy to make with minimal ingredients. You just need about 4-5 hours to let it cook. Since it cooks at a low temperature, we decided to cook it in the oven of our wood burning stove.

The "old fashioned" wood burning stove.

The stove actually has a large oven. We've done a 13 pound turkey in there before!

Of course, keeping the oven at 225° means adding a stick of wood now and then. And, eventually, the cabin gets quite warm. We had the front door open by the time the stew was done.

Comments:

That stew looks wonderful! It is good if you need to keep the house heated, which we don’t try to do yet with 80 degree temps. Yuck!

FYI:I don’t know why I have to keep putting in my information every time. Is there something I need to do?

Bigsis, yes, it would not work in 80 degree weather. Our new oven also vents into the cabin, so that is also an issue! You could also do it in a slow cooker as the recipe calls for. A lot less warming up of the house that way.

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