February 20, 2011


I was first introduced to Chili Verde by Bob (My Father-In-Law) and I was instantly hooked.  He makes the best Chili Verde I have ever had and when I make his recipe it just isn't the same, so I will leave that to him.  

So, I tried to come up with my own version.  I combined a few different recipes and this is what I came up with and it turned out very good.  This is a pretty easy recipe to put together.  The majority of the time it takes is just cooking time, not a lot of hands-on time.  There is a number of ways to serve this dish.  Jake eats his over toast and eggs.  This time I tried mine over rice, but it is also good served over a tortilla that is filled with refried beans or inside a tortilla with cheese and sour cream or even just served in a bowl with crushed up tortilla chips.  Whatever the way you choose, it will be delicious.  Enjoy!  
Chili Verde
From: Jenn-eatcakefordinner
(Printable Recipe)

1 Lb. pork loin
1 Tbl. olive oil
2-3 Tbl. minced onion
1/2 Tbl. minced garlic
1/2 Tbl. salt 
1/2 Tbl. pepper
4 tomatillos, wrapper removed and washed
1 Anaheim pepper
1/2 small onion
1 Jalapeno pepper
zest of 1/2 a lime
1 can diced green chiles
1/2 clove garlic, minced
1-2 tsp. dried oregano
1-2 tsp. dried parsley
1-2 tsp. cumin
2 c. chicken broth (more or less)
3/4 can corn or to taste
3/4 can pinto beans or to taste
chopped cilantro, for garnish

Rub 1 Tbl. olive oil, minced onion, minced garlic, salt and pepper all over pork loin.  Place in baking dish and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour; set aside. Place tomatillos, Anaheim, Jalapeno and onion on baking sheet and broil until charred, flipping over occasionally to make sure each side gets charred.  Remove from oven, place tomatillos and onion in food processor (or blender) and place the Anaheim and Jalapeno in a zip-lock bag to let sweat.  After a few minutes, remove the peppers from the zip-lock bag and peel off the charred skin and remove stem and seeds. Add peppers to food processor with the tomatillos and onion along with 1/2 cup chicken broth, lime zest, can of diced green chiles, 1/2 clove minced garlic, oregano, parsley and cumin.  Pulse until smooth.  Taste and adjust seasonings as needed.  Pour into large pot over medium heat.  Cut the pork into 1-inch cubes and add to pot.  Add remaining chicken broth until reaches desired consistency.  Add the corn and beans.  Cover with lid and let simmer for at least 30 minutes.  Serve over tortilla chips, rice, toast, or inside a burrito.  Garnish with chopped cilantro. Serves: 4          


  1. Mmmm..this chili verde looks and sounds amazing. I have had several types of chili before but never chili verde...I think I need to give this recipe a try! :)

  2. I love anything involving tomatillos! I grew up making tamales with salsa verde and this would be a great side dish to that :) Thanks!

  3. Wow, this looks and sounds delish!