when i got my bountiful basket this week i got the mexican basket too and it was loaded with tomatillos and peppers.. so i picked up cubed pork stew meat and made this wonderful pork chile verde..
pork chile verde
prep time: 15
cooking time: 2 hours
servings: approx. 6
10 tomatillos, husked removed and chopped
2 large tomatoes, chopped
4 poblano peppers, chopped
1 jalapeno pepper, chopped (more if you want more heat)
5 roasted anaheim green chiles, chopped (albertson had a special if you buy 32 lbs. they would roast them for you..)
3 garlic gloves, chopped
salt and pepper to taste
1 tblsp. flour
2 pounds pork stew meat, chopped
in a medium sauce pan over medium low heat add everything but the pork.. cook until the tomatillos and tomatoes start to break down.. about 20 minutes.. remove from stove and pour into blender and blend until smooth..
in the same pan twice around the pan with olive oil.. add your pork and brown.. once brown and no longer pink add flour and cook another 3 minutes.. pour your blended sauce over the pork and simmer for about an hour and half.. stirring often and until pork is fork tender.. serve with tortillas and homemade refried beans..
prep time: 5 minutes
cooking time: 1 hour
servings: approx. 6
1 large can of pinto beans (we like sun vista)
3 slices of bacon cut into lardons
fresh rosemary (optional)
cut up your bacon and cook in an iron skillet until tender but not crispy.. add pinto beans juice and all.. simmer for about an hour or until most of the liquid is evaporated.. about 10 minutes before serving mash with a potato masher.. i keep some beans still whole because I really don't totally creamy smooth beans.. just unappealing to me.. top with cheese if desired.. my mom used to chop fresh rosemary from our back yard and stir that in at the last minute too..
These are the tortillas we used.. I just love the ones that are raw and need to be cooked on a skillet.. but the other corn and wheat ones are pretty darn good too..
(uncooked flour tortillas--awesome)
(a unique blend of corn and wheat)