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    Spicy Green Chile Verde Pork

    Spicy Green Chile Verde Pork. Photo by cookiedog

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    2 hrs 15 mins

    15 mins

    2 hrs

    Deb's Recipes's Note:

    A Z'Tejas-inspired dish that will make your lips tingle! Serve it with warmed flour tortillas and plenty of sour cream which offsets and compliments the spiciness of this delicious chile verde.

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    Serves: 10



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    1. 1
      Place pork, onions, salt, pepper, cumin, and bay leaves into a large braising pan; cover with water; gently simmer over medium-heat 1 1/2 hours or until pork is tender; drain liquid from pork; remove bay leaves; trim pork into 1/2" pieces.
    2. 2
      NOTE: A portion of the pork may be cooled and frozen at this point, then used for making carnitas later on.
    3. 3
      Wipe braising pan dry; pour in vegetable oil and heat until oil almost smokes; brown pork in oil, stirring occasionally, for approximately 15 minutes.
    4. 4
      While pork is still cooking, prepare the sauce: Remove most of the membranes and most of the seeds from the jalapeno peppers; bring chicken stock to boil in medium saucepan; add tomatillos, jalapenos, and garlic cloves and boil 3 minutes; pour hot contents of saucepan into blender; puree.
    5. 5
      Pour sauce over browned pork; simmer 15 minutes over low heat; thicken, if desired, with a slurry of 3 tablespoons masa harina shaken with 1/4 cup water until smooth.
    6. 6
      NOTE: You may make your chile verde as spicy or as mild as you like by simply increasing or decreasing the amount of jalapeno pepper seeds and membranes included in the sauce.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 06, 2007


      Outstanding. I simmered the pulled pork in bottled verde (tomatillo) salsa. Then I wrapped it in burrito sized flour tortillas with Mexican rice, cheese, home made guacamole and sour cream. I had left overs and look forward to having this again in a few days. Thanks for sharing.

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    • on September 24, 2006


      This was very good and made the house smell wonderful. As you can see in the photo, my chili verde came out more like chile cafe ;) I would suggest you take a little taste of the sauce after you blend it to see if you would like it more spicy. I also added some chopped bell pepper. Thanks Deb!

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    Nutritional Facts for Spicy Green Chile Verde Pork

    Serving Size: 1 (257 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 10

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 292.8
    Calories from Fat 149
    Total Fat 16.6 g
    Saturated Fat 4.0 g
    Cholesterol 87.0 mg
    Sodium 437.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 5.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.3 g
    Sugars 2.7 g
    Protein 29.6 g

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