While in Colorado Springs, Sue had a bowl of green chili at our favorite brewery, and she insisted I try to recreate the dish. So here is my version of green chili with pork.
1 and 1/2 lb tomatillos.
1 and 1/2 lb pork tenderloin.
2 – 14.5 oz cans of white beans.
32 oz can/box low sodium chicken broth.
1 Anaheim pepper.
1 medium yellow onion – sliced into rings and then halved.
1/2 cup cilantro.
2 cloves garlic.
1 tsp each cumin, chili powder, oregano.
1 Tbsp olive oil.
2 drops liquid smoke.
1/2 cup margarita.
good quality bread for side dipping.
slice jalapeños in half and remove seeds.
remove husks from tomatillos, rinse tomatillos in water, and then slice in half.
rinse Anaheim pepper.
Heat BBQ to medium high, and add tomatillos and jalapeños (skin side down), and the Anaheim pepper. BBQ for about 7 minutes, turning the pepper to char both sides.
To blender add 1/2 the tomatillo, jalapeño, pepper, cilantro, cumin, chili powder, oregano, and pulse a few times to blend. And the other 1/2 and pulse a few more times.
To your Ninja slow cooker (or fry pan) add olive oil and heat to high. Add pork and brown. Next add onions to sauté.
Switch Ninja to slow cooker high (or generic slow cooker) add chicken broth, garlic, tomatillo mixture, cilantro, margarita, and liquid smoke. Cover and slow cook for 4 hours.
At four hours remove pork and with forks shred it. Return pork to slow cooker.
Rinse beans and add them to slow cooker and cover. Cook until beans are soft (thirty to forty-five minutes).
And there you go, you just made a drop dead delicious green chili with pork.
You need to read my 5-Star reviewed novel VEYRON to get up to speed for Jack and Amber’s next adventure DESERT ICE .
Reviewed By Eileen Johnson for Readers’ Favorite – 5 stars
In Veyron by Roger Scouton, Jack Fields and Amber Reyes are a high powered team hired to oversee a security job at the Marine Corps Warrior’s Hospice Car Rally, a rally of classic cars in Arizona. The most classic and most expensive of the cars in the rally is a Bugatti Veyron owned by Prince Ahmed. Jack and Amber are ex-military and clandestine operatives hired by the insurance firm in London to work with Colonel Day, whose organization is providing security for the event. Of course, the event does not proceed as planned, as priceless cars are stolen, owners are killed, and the Prince is kidnapped during the rally. Now, Jack and Amber are required to use their considerable skills and connections to solve the mystery and bring the perpetrators to justice. Veyron is a sequel to Roger Scouton’s book Goldplay in which readers were first introduced to Jack and Amber, the team of protagonists in his new novel. Not having read the first novel, I am sure there is some back story that describes how Jack and Amber ended up being a couple and a team. However, Veyron definitely stands on its own and the reader should not feel compelled to read Goldplay first. Having said that, the energy, characters, and plot line in Veyron were so interesting that I intend to go back and read Goldplay, too! The best part about Veyron is that the reader essentially gets three stories in one book. The characters are the glue that holds the book together – and the primary and secondary characters are wonderful. I highly recommend this book for anyone who likes action, adventure, and mystery.
Good Eating and Table Talk,
Available in select bookstores, and all e-book formats,. Signed copies available through http://www.rogerscouton.com