Chili Verde

Course : Pork
Serves: 4 - 6
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Ingredients:

900 grams lean pork
1 medium Onion
1 medium green pepper
4 cloves garlic minced
1 small can diced green chilies
2 medium jalapenos sliced
3 medium tomatillos
2 teaspoons oregano
1 teaspoon dried red chili peppers
2 teaspoons sage
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1/2 teaspoon black pepper -- (optional)
110 milliliters beer -- (optional)
1 teaspoon salt and pepper to taste
 

Preparation / Directions:

1. Coarsely chop and saute the onion and green pepper in olive oil with the garlic. Throw into the crockpot. 2. Also throw in the green chilis. Depending on your propensity for spicy food, you may add from 1-3 jalapenos. Then, throw the tomatillos in the pot. 3. Trim off all the excess fat you can from the pork, cut into cubes, and brown in the pan that you sauteed the onion, etc. in. Put into the pot. 4. Now, the seasoning mixture. I prefer to grind up the spices in my mortar, perhaps with some black pepper. I almost never put salt in anything, so I probably wouldn't here either, but you may want to. I probably would add a dash of beer for obscure reasons. 5. This crockpots all day, or could be simmered for probably about 2 hours. Author's Notes: This is adapted from Diana Kennedy, other sources, memory, and experience. And, I have been making it quite a while in my crockpot. The recipe should be easily adaptable for simmering in a pot for a couple of hours inst! ! ead. Traditionally, this is served in bowls, with hot flour tortillas, salsa, and cilantro. You can also have sour cream, grated cheese, olives, and pickled carrots and jalapenos around. Of course, you wrap all this up in the tortillas, making killer burritos. I throw one twist into this, a technique that comes from carnitas. After cooking, I separate the meat from the broth, crisp the meat under the broiler, and reduce the sauce in the pan. This adds a great texture to the meat, and keeps the burritos from being too soggy. Difficulty : e

 

Nutritional Information:

133 Calories (kcal); 1g Total Fat; (6% calories from fat); 3g Protein; 24g Carbohydrate; 0mg Cholesterol; 12mg Sodium


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