Recipe of the Moment: Lean Mean Chile Verde

Chile verde is old school home food for me. Growing up in a Mexcian restaurant meant I had access to what I consider the best chile verde there is. I still have no idea what went into my father’s recipe, and I doubt it is even remotely healthy, but this cleaned up chile verde is pretty darn tasty in and of itself.

 

Lean and Mean Chile Verde

  • 2 pounds of pork loin roast (or tenderloin)
  • 1/2 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 2 poblano chiles, halved
  • 1 serrano chile, sliced in half (remove seeds for mild chile)
  • 2 pounds tomatillos, skinned and washed and sliced in half
  • 3-6 cloves garlic,  peeled and crushed
  • 1 cup cilantro
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 tbsp. oregano
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. coriander
  • salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 500  degrees.

Cube pork into bite-sized pieces. Sear pork in coconut oil until browned on all sides. Remove from heat and set aside. place tomatillos, poblanos, serrano, and garlic on a cookie sheet and roast in the oven at 500 degrees for 7-10 minutes.  Let tomatillos and chiles cool.

Blend tomatillos, chiles, cilantro, garlic, oregano, cumin, coriander, salt, pepper, and stock in a blender.

Add blended tomatillos and chiles to the slow cooker. Add pork and onions to the pot. Cook on low for 6-8 hours.

 

MAKE AHEAD AND FREEZE:

Preheat oven to 500  degrees.

Cube pork into bite-sized pieces. Sear pork in coconut oil until browned on all sides. Remove from heat and set aside. place tomatillos, poblanos, serrano, and garlic on a cookie sheet and roast in the oven at 500 degrees for 7-10 minutes.  Let tomatillos and chiles cool.

Blend tomatillos, chiles, cilantro, garlic, oregano, cumin, coriander, salt, pepper, and stock in a blender.

Mix tomatillo sauce, pork, and onions in a large bowl. Divide into Gallon sized freezer bags and freeze. To cook, remove from bag and place into slow cooker. Cook on low for 6-8 hours, or until pork is cooked through.

 

 

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