Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Pork Green Chili

Do you view Foodgawker?

It's a heavenly site that shows different posts of various blogs throughout the day.  For some reason, I can't get it to post any of mine, it doesn't like the pictures.  I'm a bit technically challenged. 

Anywhoo, I found this link to She Makes and Bakes and this lovely green chili recipe.

This is not a sauce. It's a chili. You can heap it in a bowl and top it with some cheese and sour cream along with a tortilla.  You could also pour it over a bowl of beans too. This was great on eggs the next day.

I use canned mild green chilies in this, and I thought it had a kick to it so go easy if you don’t like spicy foods.  And go overboard with lots of spices if you do!
If you accidentally spice it up too much, add sour cream on top of your serving to cool it down.

This makes a great warm dinner that cooks up in an hour OR you can put it in the crockpot and drive your family crazy with the smell.

There is some white flour in this recipe, not a whole lot, so I’m going to green light it for Stage 1.

Pork Green Chili
makes 4 servings

1 pound lean pork, cubed
2 tablespoons butter, divided
small white onion, diced
1/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
3-4 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups chicken broth
2 cans (7 ounces each) mild diced green chilies
1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes
1-2 teaspoons cumin
Salt and pepper to taste
Dash red pepper flakes (optional)
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1 tablespoon dried oregano

Combine the 1/2 teaspoons of salt and pepper with the 1/4 cup flour. Dredge the cubed pork through the seasoned flour.

In a large saucepan, melt one tablespoon of butter over medium heat. Place the diced onion in the pan and cook for 8-10 minutes until soft. Remove the onion to a bowl. Melt the other tablespoon of butter and add the flour-covered pork to the pan. Let sit for three minutes to brown. Stir and let brown for another 2-3 minutes. Stir in the garlic and cook for about 30 seconds until fragrant. Add in the chicken broth and scrape the bottom of the pot. Add rest of the ingredients and let simmer for one hour.

Or, carefully pour everything into the crock pot and cook on low for 6-8 hours.

If the chili is too thin, dissolve some cornstarch in water and stir into to the pot. Bring to a boil (for crockpot, mix in well and warm it up).

Adjust the seasonings to your preference.

Serve warm with cheddar cheese, sour cream, and tortillas.

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