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Pork Chili Verde Recipe

Pork Chili Verde Recipe

Pork slowly stews with jalapenos, onion, green enchilada sauce and spices in this flavor-packed Mexican dish. It's great on its own or stuffed in a warm tortilla with sour cream, grated cheese or olives on the side.

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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 6-1/2 hours YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 boneless pork sirloin roast (3 pounds), cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 4 medium carrots, sliced
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 can (28 ounces) green enchilada sauce
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 1 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • Hot cooked rice
  • Flour tortillas, warmed

Directions

  • 1. In a large skillet, saute the pork, carrots, onion and garlic in oil in batches until pork is browned. Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker. Add the enchilada sauce, jalapenos and cilantro. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours or until meat is tender.
  • 2. In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into pork mixture. Cover and cook on high for 30 minutes or until thickened. Serve with rice and tortillas. Yield: 8 servings.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 312 calories, 12 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 102 mg cholesterol, 616 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 37 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.