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Article: Chili Verde

Chili Verde

Servings: 6

Author: Jim Kirkley


  • 3 Anaheim chili peppers
  • 1/4 cup, il Fustino Avocado Oil – divided
  • 2 pounds, boneless pork shoulder – trimmed and cut in 1′′ cubes
  • kosher salt
  • fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon, cumin powder – divided
  • 1 medium, yellow onion – diced small
  • 1/2 cup, fresh cilantro – chopped
  • 6 cloves, garlic – minced
  • 1 tablespoon, all-purpose flour
  • 2 cans, San Marcos Whole Tomatillos – see picture (available at Gelsons)
  • 4 cups, chicken stock
  • tortilla chips
  • lime wedges


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Coat the Anaheim chilis with 1 tablespoon of oil and roast in the oven until the skin blisters and the peppers soften, about 20 minutes.

Allow chilis to cool. Once cooled, stem and seed the chiles, keeping the skin on. (If there is some charring on the skin it’s ok.) Chop coarsely.

Heat the remaining oil in a large pot over medium high heat. Sprinkle pork with salt and pepper. Cook pork in 2 to 3 batches dusting each batch with a bid of cumin and brown all over, about 15 minutes per batch. Remove pork with a slotted spoon and set aside.

Lower the heat to medium. Add the chiles and onions. Saute for about 10 minutes until the onion is starting to brown.

Add the garlic and cook for a few more minutes.

Add the flour and stir for 3 minutes.

Return the pork along with juices to the pot. With your fingers remove the tomatillos from the can and squeeze them to release the juice into the pot.

Add chicken stock. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer. Cover pot and cook until pork is tender about 45 minutes.

Remove lid and continue to cook for 15 minutes to thicken slightly.

Serve with tortilla chips and lime wedges.