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Easy Pork Chile Verde Recipe

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Chile Verde–Easy and Delicious!
 

One of my family’s favorite dishes, when the weather is cold, is Chile Verde.

Chile Verde might be the Americanized version of this delicious dish.

Cerdo en Salsa Verde is its actual name in Spanish.

Ask for Chile Verde south of the border and you’ll most likely get what the name actually refers to– a green chile, most commonly a serrano.

Then again, Chile Verde is the name of this dish in Chihuahua and Sonora, however, even then it varies.

In Chihuahua, the chile verde sauce consists of roasted Chilacas very little tomatillo.

South of Chihuahua the sauce is heavy in the Tomatillos and scarce in Serranos.

This recipe for Easy Chile Verde has a balance of it all for the most delicious Chile Verde!

chile verde topped with sour cream

Here is a simple recipe that yields fantastic results.

It’s thicker than the green salsa you get at the restaurant.

So thick that my family LOVES it in a bowl like soup.

It’s also very good with taquitos dipped in it.

Try topping the chile Verde with shredded lettuce, onions, tomatoes, dollops of sour cream, etc.

family ready to eat chile verde

There’s no wrong way to eat this delicious chile verde.

For additional fun, we make it a fiesta and serve it with our favorite Jupina (pineapple soda).

toasting with jupina and chile verde

How to Make Easy Chile Verde

Easy Pork Chile Verde Ingredients:

2 pounds diced pork
3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
2 (4 oz.) cans of diced green chiles
1 (28 oz.) can whole tomatillos, crushed
1 large yellow onion, roughly chopped
1 Tablespoons coarse black pepper
2 Tablespoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 Tablespoon garlic, chopped
2 Bay Leaves
1 box (43.5 ounce) Chicken Broth

Roux:
1 cup olive oil
1 cup all-purpose flour

easy chile verde

Easy Pork Chile Verde Directions

In a large pan, brown pork in oil.

Add green chilies, tomatillos, onions, spices, and chicken broth.

Cover and simmer for two hours until meat is tender.

In a separate pan over medium heat, heat oil, sprinkle in flour a little at a time and stir until a thickened roux forms.

Stir roux into boiling pork mixture a little at a time until desired consistency.

For a thinner stew use about half the roux.

For a thicker stew use all of the roux.

Serve with tortilla chips as a dip or use as a filling for burritos.

Makes 6-8 servings

Substitutions:

If you aren’t fond of Pork, substitute if with beef chuck roast or 3-4 chicken breasts.

This chile verde recipe is savory, with the bold flavors of tomatillos and poblano peppers, enveloping tender pork.

chile verde

chile verde

Easy Chile Verde Recipe

Yield: 6-8 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes

This easy chile verde recipe is savory, with the bold flavors of tomatillos and poblano peppers, enveloping tender pork.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds diced pork
  • 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 2 (4 oz.) cans of diced green chiles
  • 1 (28 oz.) can whole tomatillos, crushed
  • 1 large yellow onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 Tablespoons coarse black pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic, chopped
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 1 box (43.5 ounce) Chicken Broth
  • Roux:
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

Instructions

  1. In a large pan, brown pork in oil.
  2. Add green chilies, tomatillos, onions, spices, and chicken broth.
  3. Cover and simmer for two hours until meat is tender.
  4. In a separate pan over medium heat, heat oil, sprinkle in flour a little at a time and stir until a thickened roux forms.
  5. Stir roux into boiling pork mixture a little at a time until desired consistency.
  6. For a thinner stew use about half the roux.
  7. For a thicker stew use all of the roux.
  8. Serve with tortilla chips as a dip or use as a filling for burritos.

Notes

If you aren’t fond of Pork, substitute if with beef chuck roast or 3-4 chicken breasts.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 642Total Fat: 49gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 36gCholesterol: 101mgSodium: 112mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 33g

The Nutritional Information may not be accurate.

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