Thursday, November 29, 2007

Chili Verde

Chili Verde
adapted from Cooking Light recipe by Melissa Saville Murray
serves 6

1 tbls vegetable cooking oil
12 ounces Goya Mojo Criollo marinade (found in Mexican/Latin American food section)
2 – 1 pound boneless pork tenderloins, cut into 1 inch cubes
3 cups chopped onion
2 pounds tomatillos, husks and stems removed and quartered
4 poblano peppers, cut into 1 inch pieces
8 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 chipotle in adobo pepper, finely chopped (found in Mexican/Latin American food section)
3 cups water – use 1 can beer as part of water
1 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 + teaspoon cumin
1 + teaspoon dried oregano
2 teaspoons salt (kosher)
½ teaspoon fresh ground pepper

Marinate pork cubes in marinade, preferable overnight. Heat vegetable oil in large stock pot over medium-high heat. Add pork; sauté for 5 minutes or until meat is browned on all sides. Add onions, tomatillos, poblano peppers and garlic to same stockpot; sauté for 5 to 8 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add pork and all remaining ingredients to stock pot; stir and bring to a simmer. Lower heat to low-medium and allow mixture to cook for 2 hours until pork is tender. Stirring occasionally.

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