Pork Green Chili
Pork green chili makes a hearty and warming supper on a chilly night paired with soft tortillas or some nice crusty bread. The chili can also be served over eggs, on top of burritos or over burgers, and freezes well.
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil or canola oil
- 1 1/2 pounds Prairie Grove Farms sirloin pork chops, cubed
- 1 large onion, diced
- 1/4 cup flour
- 4 large garlic cloves, minced
- 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded if desired, and finely diced
- 1 tablespoon ground cumin
- 2 teaspoons ground coriander
- 1 14-ounce can chicken stock
- 1 14-ounce can diced tomatoes
- 1 pound tomatillos, pureed
- 1 bunch green onions, chopped
- 1 pound roasted green chile peppers, skinned, seeded, and chopped (about 1 cup chopped, see Notes)
- 1 small bunch cilantro, chopped
- Salt and pepper
- Diced avocado, for garnish (optional)
- Shredded cheddar cheese, for garnish (optional)
- Heat oil in a large stockpot over medium high heat and add the pork and onions; cook, stirring occasionally, until the meat is no longer pink and the onions are softened, about 5 minutes.
- Stir in the flour and cook for 2 minutes, and then add the garlic, jalapeno, cumin, coriander, stock, tomatoes, tomatillos, green onions, and green chile peppers.
- Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium, and cook uncovered for 30 minutes (see Notes), stirring frequently.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste and stir in the cilantro before garnishing with avocado and cheese to serve.
- The heat of chile peppers can vary widely from region to region and season to season, so be sure you know what you are using. Decrease the amount of chile peppers and increase the tomatoes to reduce the heat, or add more jalapenos and chile peppers if you love spice. While the green chili may be eaten after just 30 minutes of cooking, it improves with longer simmering – after cooking on medium for 30 minutes, reduce the heat to simmer, cover and continue to cook for another 1 to 2 hours for the best results. Consider making it the day ahead and reheating it in the pot for dinner the next night.
- Nutrition Facts
- Calories: 284, Total Fat: 12.3g, Saturated Fat: 3.2g, Trans Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 70mg, Sodium: 83mg, Carbohydrate: 18.5g, Dietary Fiber: 2.8g, Sugars: 5.8g, Protein: 26.6g, Vitamin A: 24%, Vitamin C: 151%, Calcium: 3%, Iron: 14%