Adapted from The Homesick Texan's recipe. This is spicy! Makes the whole house smell like New Mexico.
"I like to halve and roast the tomatillos under the broiler until charred, then halve again.I add one bottle of dark beer and cut back chicken stock to 1 1/2 cups.Goes great with sour cream, tortillas and cilantro.As with all things savory, the spice and herb amounts are just a guide. I usually make adjustments as necessary by tasting as I cook."-
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|4 poundsPork; butt or roast, cut into 1-inch cubes|
|5 eachChili peppers; Poblano (about 1 lb.)|
|8 eachChili peppers; 2-4 serrano, 2-4 jalapeno|
|1 poundTomatillos; (about 6 to 8) sliced into 1/8's|
|1 mediumOnion; yellow, diced|
|2 tablespoonsOregano; Mexican|
|2/3 cupCilantro; to taste|
|2 cupsChicken broth|
|1 cupDark beer; or 1 bottle (see notes)|
|1/4 cupCornflour; - Masa Harina is a MUST|
|1 tablespoonSalt; to taste|
|1 tablespoonBlack pepper; to taste|
Green Chili Preparation
1. Roast the poblanos in the oven at 400 degrees, until blackened, and then place in a paper bag for about 20 minutes. After this, the skins should come right off. Then dice the peeled poblanos.
2. In a large soup pot or Dutch oven, fry the onion in peanut oil until cooked, about 10 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for a couple of minutes more. Turn off the pot.
3. In an iron skillet, lightly brown the pork on each side in lard (or the fat of your choice) for a couple of minutes and then add to the soup pot. You will probably have to do this in batches.
4. Once all the pork has been lightly browned and added to the soup pot, add two cups of chicken broth and 1 cup of dark beer. Also throw in the pot the tomatillos (see notes), Poblano chilis, 3 tablespoons of cumin, 1 tablespoon of Mexican oregano and half of your sliced jalapenos and serranos. (I varied the number of jalapenos and serranos based on heat, the more you add the hotter it will be. If you don?t want it too fiery, just stick to four of each.)
5. Turn on the stove to medium and bring chili to a boil and then turn heat down to low. Simmer for an hour, stirring occasionally.
6. After an hour, add 3 tablespoons of cumin, 1 tablespoon of Mexican oregano, 1/3 cup of cilantro and salt and pepper to taste. Continue to cook for half an hour uncovered on low, stirring occasionally. At this point, you?ll probably notice a nice brown oil slick on the top of the pot. I skim the fat by sticking in a ladle and dragging it over the surface. This isn?t foolproof, but it gets rid of most of the fat.
7. After half an hour, throw in the rest of the green chiles in the pot and add another 1/3 cup of cilantro. Cook for another half an hour to 45 minutes.
8. In a separate dish, mix the masa harina with some of the chili liquid until a thick paste is formed. Slowly stir this into the chili until it?s well incorporate without any lumps. Continue to cook for another 15 minutes.
I like to halve and roast the tomatillos under the broiler until charred, then halve again.
I add one bottle of dark beer and cut back chicken stock to 1 1/2 cups.
Goes great with sour cream, tortillas and cilantro.
As with all things savory, the spice and herb amounts are just a guide. I usually make adjustments as necessary by tasting as I cook.
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