Cook It Your Damn Self: Pork Green Chile

Use this all-star, easy-to-follow Green Pork Chili recipe to impress your game watching buddies. Photo Courtesy: Alex Headrick
Use this easy-to-follow Green Pork Chile recipe to impress your game watching buddies.
Photo Courtesy: Alex Headrick

By Da`Vince “Dino” Wright

Alright folks, from what I can tell; our Pork Green Chile is one of our most-requested recipes. I realize that we’re a couple of months away from football season, but stash this recipe for the first game. As menitioned here’s an awesome recipe for pork lovers. I’m a huge fan of pork and love tortillas and cheese. This recipe is geared for the quote unquote football chefs that make cooking a personal thing. Man caves everywhere need to have this manly aroma flowing through the walls of any man’s dungeon! Enjoy this one fellas!

1 pound diced pork (whichever cut you like — shoulder, chops, loin)
1/4 cup cooking oil
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 1/2 tablespoons dark chile powder
1 1/2 tablespoons dried oregano
1 tablespoon garlic powder or 2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 medium onion, diced
3 cans (10 ounces each) chicken broth
1 can (32 ounces) whole tomatoes
1 tablespoon tomato paste
3-4 fresh roasted green chiles or 1 can (8 ounces) diced green chiles
3-5 jalapeño peppers, diced with seeds (remove seeds to bring down the heat factor)
Shredded cheese

Brown pork on all sides in oil over medium high heat. Add cumin, chile powder, oregano, garlic powder, onion and broth.

Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer, covered, 1 hour. Crush tomatoes with potato masher in another pan. Mix tomatoes and their juice, add tomato paste, green chiles and jalapeños. Combine tomato and pork mixtures.

Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer 2 hours (or place in a slow cooker up to 8 hours), until pork is very tender. Serve with warm tortillas and shredded cheese.