Finally get to use those green chilis

Home Inspector with Clayton Inspection Service, Inc.

Today I'm cooking chili verde. I usually only cook it once a year, since it takes so much time. This is the main reason I grow green chilis and roast and freeze them during the summer. It's also one of the few times we eat pork, since we try to keep a relative healthy diet most of the time.

I start out with about 15 pounds of pork shoulder roast, de-bone it, trim the fat and cut it into cubes.

I render the fat to use for browning the meat later, and use the bones to make stock.

About 2 lbs of fresh tomatillos diced

About 5 onions dice

2 heads of garlic chopped

About 8 medium tomatoes diced

About 6 pounds of green chilis roasted, seeded, and peeled

4 - 5 jalapenos chopped

I brown the meat in the pork fat, set aside. I use an outside gas grill (used for frying turkey) to brown the meat. It gets much higher temperature than my range, so it really sears the meat quickly.

Lightly brown the onions and garlic in pork fat set aside.

I then drain the fat as much as I can from the browned pork and onions 

I then dump everything into a pretty large pot and simmer for about 3 1/2 hours.

I serve it with rice, chopped cilantro, lime wedges and plenty of really cold beer.


here I am browning the meat. It was in the 40's this morning



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Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
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mmm that will be good.... do you grow the tomatillos too?  are they easy to grow?

Nov 25, 2008 01:20 PM #1
Jack Feldmann
Clayton Inspection Service, Inc. - Knoxville, TN

I have not had good luck with the tomatillos, but a friend of mine in Knoxville had some great plants this year. Sadly, these were from the store.

It came out great. We had some first time chili verde eaters over, and one ate 3 bowls, so I guess he liked it. Our other friends are 4th time repeaters, and said this was the best batch ever. We had some left-overs last night and have to agree - it was VERY good.

It was hot enough to make my head sweat, lips tingle, but not so hot that my ears ring. Sooooooooo Good!

Nov 25, 2008 09:50 PM #2
Heather Fitzgerald
REALTY WORLD-Harbert Company, Inc. - Greenwood, IN
REALTOR Greenwood Indiana Real Estate

This sounds good, thanks for sharing this recipe with us!

Apr 15, 2009 06:39 AM #3
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