Green Chili Pork MMB

Melanie B

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@MelBelle

So, I kept seeing recipes for green chili pork and I had a memory of one I had years ago. I sort of cobbled together several recipes and came up with this. Thanks for the inspiration Millie, Andy, Wiley and Lou.


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Serves:

10

Prep:

1 Hr 30 Min

Cook:

4 Hr

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

SALSA VERDE

2 lb
tomatillas
1/2
sweet onion
3
pablano peppers
8 oz
green chiles
4
jalapeno peppers, medium
1 bunch
cilantro, fresh
2 Tbsp
cumin

PORK

3-4 lb
pork shoulder or pork butt
3-4 Tbsp
lard or shortening
12 oz
guinness beer (or low sodium beef broth)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Peel the outer skin from the tomatillas and rinse in warm water to get the sticky stuff off.
Cut tomatillas in half and place cut side down on a sheet pan.
2
Cut the onion in pieces and place on the sheet pan also.
Turn oven to broil with rack in the middle position. Roast until the tomatillas start to char, about 10-15 minutes. Remove and place into a bowl. The tomatillas will let go of liquid and you want to keep that.
3
Place the pablanos on the sheet pan and roast until charred, turning several times. This will take about 10-15 minutes. Wrap the pablanos in a paper towel and place in a zipper bag for 10-15 minutes to sweat. Then remove the blistered peels and the seeds.
4
I wanted to add the link to Millie's tutorial on fire roasting peppers. Thanks Millie Fire Roasted Chilis/Peppers
5
Seed the jalapenos (I always wear disposable gloves to do this.)
Place all the salsa verde ingredients in a blender and let 'er rip.
Set this aside until later.
6
Trim all visible fat from pork and cut into bite sized cubes.
7
Put about 2 T of lard or shortening in an 8 quart pot. Once it gets hot, put a small amount of the pork in the pot to brown. I browned the pork in about 5 batches. If you put all the pork in at once it won't brown. Let it cook for about 4-5 minutes, then stir, then let it brown more- don't keep stirring it or it won't brown.
8
Remove the browned pork and add more lard as necessary, you just want a light coat of grease in the pan. Continue until all the meat is browned. Remove the last bit of pork.
9
Return the pot to the stove. There should be a nice brown coating of goodness on the bottom of the pan. Pour in the bottle of Guinness and let it deglaze the pan. Give it a few stirs to get up all the yummies.
10
Add in the pork and salsa verde. Let it simmer on medium low for about 2 hours. The pork should be tender.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pork
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: Mexican
Dietary Needs: Dairy Free, Low Sodium