I was going to post a recipe for triple peanut butter cookies, but events have transpired that have left me in the mood for something a little different.
Chile Verde con Puerco( Green Chile with Pork)
2 pounds Pork shoulder or Butt, chopped into 1 inch cubes
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 large onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups chopped roasted Anaheim or New Mexico green chiles
1 cup canned crushed tomatoes
10 ounces canned tomatillos, roughly chopped
3 cups water
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon Mexican Oregano, dried
1 teaspoon salt and pepper, to taste
Bring water, cumin, oregano and salt and pepper to just boiling in a large stockpot and add pork. Reduce heat to just simmering and cook for 1 hour.
About 40 minutes after the pork starts simmering, place the vegetable oil in a saucepan and warm to medium heat. Add onion and saute until well softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in garlic and saute for an additional minute, then add the flour and continue cooking for another 1 or 2 minutes. Mix in the chile, tomatoes and tomatillos and saute for 5 minutes.
After pork has simmered for an hour, add the ingredients from saucepan. Taste and adjust cumin and oregano as necessary. Reduce heat to a low simmer and cook for another hour, or until pork is tender. REMEMBER – the stock will reduce, so resist the urge to add salt at this point. About 15 minutes before ready, taste and add salt if needed. If you like your green chile thicker, take 2 tablespoons of cornstarch and mix with liquid from pot in small bowl. Mix together and add to pot.
This is a Mexican recipe. I don’t know how authentic it actually is, but I thought it sounded yummy. You can serve this with refried beans and tortillas. It sounds like it’d be really good on rice as well. I’m going to make a little pico de gallo to go with it. This recipe freezes very well. In a tightly sealed container it can last for months. So, you can make a lot and chuck that shit in the freezer.
Or you can do this with it. Your call 😉
Sploshing is exactly what your mom was afraid of happening if you never stopped playing with your food.