Monday, October 7, 2013

New Mexico Green Chile

It has been getting cooler around here in Utah. I have been craving soups and stews lately. I found this recipe on Pinterest and was hoping that it would be good. It was perfect. Slightly spicy, hearty and so flavorful. I served it with fresh cooked tortillas, which serve as a perfect utensil for scooping up every last drop of this green chile.

New Mexican Green Chile
3 Tablespoons Oil, Divided
4 pounds Pork Loin, Trimmed And Cubed
1 whole Large Onion, chopped
1 Tablespoon Garlic, chopped
2 cans (14 oz.) Chicken Broth
1 can (14.5 oz.). Petite Diced Tomatoes with Chipotle
2 cans (27 oz.) Whole Green Chiles, chopped
1 can (10 oz.), Original Rotel Diced Tomatoes With Green Chilies
¼ teaspoons Celery Salt
⅓ cups Flour (for Thickening)
½ teaspoons Salt, Or To Taste
¼ teaspoons Pepper Or To Taste

Heat a large Dutch oven or sauce pot over medium high heat. Add two tablespoons oil. Sear pork cubes in batches. Season with salt and pepper each batch after the meat sears. Spoon the cooked pork to a plate and set aside.
Add remaining oil and saute onion until translucent. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the chicken broth being sure to scrape up the brown bits in the pan as you pour it in. Add the pork back into the pot. Add cans of tomatoes, chopped chiles, Rotel and celery salt and simmer for 3 hours until pork is fork tender. You can also pour the ingredients into a crock pot and cook on high for 3 hours if you can't be home.
Just before serving, take out a cup, or so, of the liquid and whisk with flour to make a smooth, thin paste. Stir this mixture back into your pan and simmer for about 5 minutes to cook down the flour. Stir several times to prevent sticking on the bottom.

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