Chili Verde

We made it with our Calivirgin Serrano Pepper Olive Oil

Course: Main Dish

Servings: 8

Prep Time: 20 min

Cook Time: 3 hours



For the Chili Verde:

  • 12 ounces tomatillos, husked and rinsed
  • 3 jalapeños, stems removed
  • 2 large poblano peppers, stems removed
  • 2 medium onions, chopped (about 2 cups)
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic

For the pork:

  • 2 tablespoons Serrano pepper olive oil
  • 2 1/2 pounds pork shoulder, cut into bite sized chunks
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 1/2 cups water (or more depending on how thick or thin you want the sauce)
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice (about the juice from a lime)
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro


For the Chili Verde:

  1. Spray a large baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Place the tomatillos, jalapeños and poblanos on the baking sheet and place under broiler. Broil on high for 10 minutes, turning the tomatillos and peppers over halfway through.
  2. Remove the baking sheet from the broiler and cover with aluminum foil or plastic wrap. Let it sit for 10 minutes. Uncover and remove as much of the skin from the peppers as you can. At this point, you can also remove the seeds from any peppers if you don't want it too spicy.
  3. Add the broiled tomatillos, peppers, onions and garlic into a large blender. Blend until smooth. Set aside until ready to use.

For the pork:

  1. Heat a large pot or dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add in the cooking oil and then the pork. Season generously with salt and pepper. Sear the meat on all sides until nicely browned.
  2. Add the prepared chili verde mix thoroughly, making sure to scrape the bottom of the pot with a wooden spoon so you get all the brown bits. Cover, lower the heat to simmer and cook for 2 to 3 hours, until the pork is tender.
  3. Add the water, lime juice and cilantro. Taste and season with more salt, if necessary.
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