A few years ago, I was at the brand new H-E-B grocery store closest to me. Okay, it wasn’t close to me at all – it’s about a 45 minute drive with no traffic. Someone was giving out samples of Cookwell & Company’s Two Step Green Chile Stew and I tried it. Yes, please! Even better, they were on sale buy one get one free. Well, of course I grabbed some and took them home. (Yes, I paid for them).
Ever since then, this stuff has been SO hard to find! I’ve driven 45 minutes specifically for that (well, I love H-E-B grocery stores anyway, so I wasn’t too horribly upset to wander around to make it worth the drive) and they have been sold out. H-E-B Central Market is always out as well!
Last weekend I hit the jackpot and I found a TON of them at the Central Market in Fort Worth. Yes! Tonight I made one of the recipes on their website and felt like I should share it with y’all. I would have taken a picture, but as you can imagine it was not a “pretty” dish. No magazine features for this one, but it sure does taste awesome! Enjoy!
3 cups cooked shredded chicken (I used a rotisserie chicken – perfect amount)
10 corn tortillas, cut into strips (1/2 inch x 2-3 inches)
15 oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained
11 oz. can cream-style corn
1 jar Cookwell & Co. Two Step Green Chili Stew Mix
2 cups (8 oz.) shredded Colby Jack cheese
Salsa/sour cream/guacamole for garnish
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly grease a 9×13 pan.
In a large bowl, mix chicken, tortillas, black beans, corn, and stew mix. Stir until combined. Pour into 9×13 pan, spreading evenly. Cover top with cheese, then cover with foil. Bake for 25 minutes, then remove foil and bake for an additional 5 minutes or until cheese is bubbly.
Serve hot, with salsa, sour cream, and/or guacamole!
* This is not a typical “casserole”. It would be excellent served over rice or as a taco/enchilada filling too! Next time I might add a few more tortillas to try to make it a little bit thicker. This recipe is a keeper! I have a feeling it will be even better reheated as leftovers tomorrow night.
* If you see this product, grab it and use it! The flavor is wonderful – not too spicy, but not too bland either. It DOES have Hatch chiles in it, after all! (Gluten free as well!)
* Cookwell & Company did not pay me to write this, they most likely have no idea I even wrote this! I just love this product and wish it was easier to find On their website they have several products that I have never seen in stores – oh, to get my hands on some of those soups they make!
Enjoy! This is an easy, quick, somewhat healthy meal for your family! This recipe definitely qualifies as comfort food in my house.