Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Racheal Ray Green Chili

I had a day off and was watching the Racheal Ray show. I have to say out of all the recipes I have tried of those who are on the cooking shows we all seem to love her's the most. This looked really good.


  • 4 tablespoons EVOO – Extra Virgin Olive Oil, divided
  • 1 2- to 3-pound pork shoulder/butt
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3 medium yellow onions, 2 thinly sliced, 1 chopped
  • 1 bottle Negra Modela or other Mexican beer
  • Juice of 3 limes, divided
  • 4 cloves of garlic, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon dried Mexican oregano, 1/3 palmful
  • 1 tablespoon cumin, a palmful
  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander, a palmful
  • 2 cans or 12 fresh tomatillos, chopped, divided
  • 4 to 5 New Mexican green chilies or 3 poblano peppers, charred, peeled and seeded
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 quart chicken stock
  • 3 tablespoons masa or cornmeal
  • 1 can pinto beans, optional
  • Toppings:
  • Cilantro
  • Raw red onions, finely chopped or pickled red onion rings
  • Fritos or corn tortilla chips
  • Queso Fresco, crumbled or other mild cheese, shredded

  • Preheat oven to 325°F.
    Step Heat a small Dutch oven over medium-high heat with two turns of the pan of EVOO, about 2 tablespoons. Season the pork liberally with salt and pepper, and brown on all sides until deep golden in color.
    Step Top the browned pork with a pile of the sliced onion, add the bottle of beer and juice of 2 limes to the pot. Cover and roast 2 to 2 1/2 hours until very tender. Shred pork with forks and set meat back into drippings.
    Step Heat a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat, add remaining EVOO, 2 turns of the pan. To hot oil; add chopped onions and garlic, season with salt, pepper, oregano, cumin and coriander. Cook to tender.
    Step If using canned cooked tomatillos, add 1 can of them to a food processor with roasted chilies, the seasoned cooked onions and garlic, and honey. Purée, return to stove top, stir in remaining can of tomatillos and stock.
    Step If using fresh tomatillos, soften onions 5 minutes then add tomatillos and cook 10-12 minutes more until the color of the tomatillos pales and they have cooked down into thick sauce. Purée cooked tomatillo sauce with chilies, honey, return the purée to the pot and stir to combine with stock.
    Step Marry the pulled pork and its drippings to the chili base, stir in masa and pinto beans, if using. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook 45 minutes to 1 hour to thicken. Serve in shallow bowls with toppings of choice and wedges of lime

    1 comment:

    My Crazy Family said...

    I just noticed this had beer in it, I would switch that out for beef broth.