Chile Verde Con Cerdo (Green Chili With Pork)

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2-3 lbs pork roast (pre-diced pork works well for a faster preparation. Just brown with onions)
2 tablespoons cooking oil or 2 tablespoons lard or 2 tablespoons bacon grease
1 large chopped onion (not traditional) (optional)
1 head minced garlic (taste great, but also helps prevent heart burn)
6 tablespoons flour
1 (15 ounce) can tomatoes, drained
2 cups diced green chilies (I use Big Jims, roasted, peeled and frozen by the bushel every fall)
2 cups diced tomatillos (or substitute with your favorite salsa verde)
2 -4 teaspoons jalapenos (optional)
5 cups water (broth is not traditional, but I like the flavor better) or 5 cups chicken broth (broth is not traditional, but I like the flavor better)
1 tablespoon ground chili powder (or to taste) (optional)
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons cumin (to taste)
2 teaspoons oregano


Simmer roast in a large pan until meat is tender and removes from the bone easily. (You can also use diced pork, or pork cube steaks (cut to bite size pieces), browned in the pot with the onion and garlic before adding the rest of the ingredients).
Cool meat enough to handle.
Cube cooked pork into bite-size pieces.
Process 1/2 of the green chilies and tomatillos until smooth.
In the same large pan, melt the lard or bacon grease (or heat oil).
Add onions and garlic; sauté until tender but not brown.
Stir flour into the onion, garlic, and fat until flour absorbs the oil or fat.
Add broth or water.
Cook and stir until mixture comes to boil and is slightly thickened.
Add cubed meat, drained tomatoes (if desired), chopped tomatillos, chopped green chilies, processed tomatillos and chilies, and jalapeños (if desired; I recommend tasting first).
Add the spices a little at a time until you get the taste you like, bringing to a simmer before each addition.
Simmer for at least 1 hour (longer if you can afford the time), stirring occasionally to prevent it from sticking to the bottom of the pan.

If you want more of a stew type chili, add cubed potatoes 20 minutes before serving; serve with warm tortillas.
Serve over burritos and garnish with cheese, lettuce, tomatoes and sour cream.
Leave pork out for a vegetarian green chili sauce.

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Baked Penne & Green Chile

Baked Penne & Green Chile

Baked Penne & Green Chile


2 cups (480 ml) whole milk
1 cup (240 ml) heavy cream
One 15-ounce (425-g) can crushed tomatoes
One 4-ounce (115-g) can diced green chiles, drained
2 cups (230 g) shredded sharp Cheddar or Mexican blend cheese
1 heaping tablespoon Dijon mustard
Salt and pepper
1 pound (455 g) penne or ziti
1 cup (100 g) freshly grated Pecorino or Parmesan cheese.


Preheat the oven to 500°F (260°C), with a rack in the middle position. Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. Meanwhile, in a 13 by 9-inch (33 by 23-cm) baking dish, stir together the milk, cream, tomatoes, chiles, Cheddar, and mustard. Season with 1 teaspoon salt and some pepper, then set the tomato mixture aside.

When the water boils, season it generously with salt; it should taste like seawater. When it returns to a boil, add the pasta, quickly stir to separate the noodles, then cover the pot. When the water returns to a boil again, uncover and boil the pasta until very al dente, stirring occasionally.

Drain the pasta thoroughly, then pour the noodles on top of the tomato mixture and toss to combine. Gently “shake” the dish to distribute the ingredients, then top evenly with the Pecorino.*
Bake until bubbling and lightly browned, about 12 minutes. Let rest for 5 to 10 minutes before serving.

Make Ahead

Prepare to * without preheating the oven, then keep, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to 1 month. Bake, covered, at 350°F (175°C) until hot, about 30 to 60 minutes (if frozen), uncovering for the last 10 minutes or so.


Serve hot or warm. It will keep, loosely covered, in a 200°F (90°C) oven for up to 2 hours.


The Green Chile Garden Dip

Green Chile Garden Dip

The Green Chile Garden Dip

The Green Chile Garden Dip is  another perfect dip for the NFL Playoffs & Super Bowl parties. Easy and quick to make! This recipe is from the “Green Chile Bible” page 29.
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Traditional Chile con Queso


Chile con Queso with chips

Traditional Chile con Queso

Here is the old favorite Chile con Queso! Another perfect dip for the NFL Playoffs & Super Bowl parties.  Easy and quick to make! This recipe is from the “Green Chile Bible” page 31
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