I have tasted many green chili recipes but this one is, by far, the best. Add more or less heat depending on your taste.
Serve as a soup with a tortilla or slice of french bread dipped in. You can also simply pour it over your burrito.
My Favorite Green Chili RecipeThings you’ll need:
1-3 lb pork loin or tenderloin roast
minced fresh garlic
salt & pepper
2 cans whole tomatoes
fresh roasted chilies
Large fry pan
2 larger Dutch ovens or roasting pots.
1: Prepare a Slow roasted Pork roast first. Allow 3 or 4 hrs for this part. Preheat Oven to 325 degrees
Rub pork roast with olive oil. Rub about 1 Tbsp of cumin and 3 or 4 cloves of minced garlic all over the roast. Sprinkle with salt & pepper.
2: SEARING… will keep juices inside & keep the roast tender.
Heat a few Tbsp of olive oil in a Fry pan & let it get hot (sprinkle a bit of water to see if it sizzles).
With tongs, put in your roast on 1 side for about 3 min. Turn for another 3 min, then hold with tongs & sear each end for 3 min each end. Put in Dutch oven or roaster, cover with water. Put lid on pot & slow cook for 3 or more hrs. To test if it’s done… it will pull apart with 2 forks. DO NOT DRAIN YET.
3: GREEN CHILI
Use a new pot on the stove… Add 2/3 c. olive oil & heat, add more minced or crushed garlic (to your taste or a couple cloves)Stir for about a minute. Add 1/3 c. flour, whisk & heat till light brown. Add 4 c OF THE WATER FROM THE ROAST. Whisk as you pour. Open the 2 cans of whole tomatoes & squeeze through your hands into chili pot. This way they are not too chopped up. They are the perfect texture.
4: THE PORK… using about half the roast… shred apart with 2 forks.
Add to pot. Keep the rest for burritos or pulled pork sandwiches.
Chop about 4 or 5 fresh roasted chilies… clean out veins & seeds. (or 1 can diced) add to pot. Add more salt to taste… Stir & simmer for a while. Make sure you stir so the bottom does not burn. Enjoy
5: IF GREEN CHILI IS TOO THICK OR THIN…
If too thick, just add a small amount of the “roast water” or plain water until the desired consistency.
If too thin, in a small bowl or cup… add 2 Tbsp of softened butter & mix in 2 Tbsp flour. Make a paste & as your chili is simmering, add 1 Tbsp of flour mixture to chili & whisk. If you need more, add the rest.
I like mine about the thickness of a cream soup. Some like it really thin, closer to a broth.
Tips & Warnings
Add more chilies or a bit of canned diced jalapenos for more heat.
Pour over Burritos to make smothered burritos.
We like eating as soup with tortillas or french bread dunked in it.
Next day if it’s too hot & spicy… you can add water to cool it down.
Hotter & Spicier the next day.
How Hot is Your Chili Pepper?
The Scoville scale is a measure of the ‘hotness’ of a chili pepper or anything derived from chili peppers, i.e. hot . The scale is named after Wilbur Scoville who developed the test in 1912, for more information see Measuring Chili Heat.