Chile Verde – Pork Chile Verde Recipe

Chili Verde Main Pic

I really just can’t say enough about this Pork Chili Verde recipe.  But first off, just know that you don’t have to add the pork if you’re just wanting the Chili Verde.  This recipe is good to go either way and it’s as good as it gets.  If you don’t know by now, I’m a man of my word and I don’t post recipes unless they are the best of the best.  So be rest assured that this recipe, like the many before this one, is a winner.

You’re going to need a Good Green Enchilada Sauce to make this and I’ve included my recipe for that below, but you can always use a can if you’re feeling lazy or if you just don’t want it to taste amazing.  Also know that you can control the heat by adding or taking away the Jalapeno in this recipe all together.  But I feel like one pepper along with the Anaheim’s is a great balance of heat.  Even my kids were eating this without complaints and I felt like it had plenty of kick.  We ate it till it was gone.  So give this a try and let me know what you think!

CLICK HERE for the Green Enchilada Sauce

CLICK HERE for my Chimichangas

Pork Chili Verde Ingredients:Carnitas

2 1/2 lbs Carnitas(Pork), 1″ pieces
1 Onion, chopped
1 Anaheim Chili Pepper, chopped
Olive Oil for cooking
1 cup Vegetable Broth
season everything with Salt and Pepper

Enchilada Sauce
3 Anaheim Peppers
8 Tomatillo Tomatoes
2 Green Onions
1 Jalapeno (optional)
Chicken Broth, just enough to cover veggies
2 Garlic Cloves
1 tbsp Cumin
1 tsp Mexican Oregano
1/2 tsp Black Pepper

Green Enchilada Sauce

Jalapeno Main Pic

This is my Green Enchilada Sauce recipe.  It’s as good as it gets!  I had several requests to make it after I posted the Red Enchilada Sauce and since I’m planning on making Chili Verde for my next Video recipe, I thought I better get on this so you can have all the sauce ingredients to make that as well.

I made this with fresh Tomatillo Tomatoes and Anaheim Peppers.  It has Onions, Garlic and a few dry ingredients that real help lift the natural flavors in this sauce.  There’s only a few minutes of prep and only 10 minutes of cook time, so you can crank this sauce out fast.  It goes great with Chili Verde and it makes fantastic Chicken Enchiladas and I’ll post that recipe link down below along with the Red Enchilada Sauce I mentioned.

CLICK HERE for Chicken Enchiladas!

CLICK HERE for Red Enchilada Sauce!

Green Enchilada Sauce Ingredients:

3 Anaheim Peppers
8 Tomatillo Tomatoes
2 Green Onions
1 Jalapeno (optional)
Chicken Broth, just enough to cover veggies
2 Garlic Cloves
1 tbsp Cumin
1 tsp Mexican Oregano
1/2 tsp Black Pepper

Spanish Rice

Spanish RiceSecrets for Spanish Rice!

Spanish Rice is loved, it’s adored yet often underrated.  I remember asking some idiot once how he made his Spanish Rice and his answer was ridiculous.  But, first let me tell you why I asked him and how I came to the conclusion he was an idiot.  This guy was a coworker and there were a lot of other employees that came in Monday mornings, always raving about his weekend barbecues.  Oh, and I should probably mention that he’s Mexican.  Anyway, that and the fact that he “Apparently” cooked all the time, this convinced me that he was probably the man to talk to about his recipe for Spanish Rice.  His answer was, “Tomatoes and Seasoned Salt”!  So long story short, that’s when I decided he was an idiot because his answer was just ridiculous.

IMG_1006So all B.S. aside, here’s what you really need to know about Spanish rice.  Rice needs to be constituted, and much like pasta, the water going into it should be seasoned.  The reason is, most of the flavor found in Spanish Rice is absorbed into the rice itself.  So it’s important that all the liquid going into the pot, be exactly how you want your rice to taste in the end.  It’s that simple.  Yes it needs to be a tomato base but it should have some spice and a little bit of a kick.  That’s why I use my salsa recipe.  CLICK HERE if you want that.  but you don’t want to water down the flavor by topping it off with water.  That’s why you should use Chicken Stock, or chicken Bouillon.  I use Knorr!

Spanish Rice Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups Long Grain Rice
2 cups Chicken Stock (or Bouillon)
1/2 chopped Onion
1 cup Salsa
Oil for cooking

Rinse your rice with water 3 times before cooking.  Add 2 tbsp of oil to a hot pan and saute the onion.  Next add the rice and stir frequently until you lightly brown the rice.  Add your Salsa and Chicken Stock, bring to a boil and cover with a lid and turn the heat down to a simmer for 20 minutes.  Then serve.  If you like a more flavorful rice, I highly recommend trading out one cup of chicken stock and adding one more cup of salsa instead.  Enjoy your Spanish Rice!