09 February 2015

DS's Pork Verde Recipe

Oh, oh! Aimee's making a recipe post while watching a special on her favorite place on the coast (or at least one of them) Astoria...this should be interesting :)

Dear Son's Pork Verde:

  • pork shoulder, 4#, cubed
  • sweet onions, 2, peeled, chopped
  • jalapeno peppers, 2, seeded, chopped
  • poblano peppers, 2, seeded, chopped
  • garlic, a few small cloves, peeled, chopped
  • tomatillos,  1 1/2#, peeled, chopped
  • chicken stock, 1/2 box (no salt)
  • chili powder, 1 1/2 tablespoons
  • oregano, 2 teaspoons
  • cumin, 1 teaspoon
  • green chiles, 1 can
  • hot sauce, if desired
  • kale, 2 bundles, chopped
  • cilantro, 1 bundle, chopped
  • 2-3 limes, juiced

Directions for Pork Verde:
1. In a skillet, sear cubed pork in hot oil. Season the meat with salt either before or during the searing process and sear it in small enough batches so that the pan is not overcrowded at any time. Place meat in crockpot once you have finished seared it.
2. Using the same skillet, cook onions low and slow, scrapping pan to remove any browned bits of meat leftover from searing the pork cubes.
3. When the onions are mostly caramelized, add peppers and cook them for a couple of minutes before you add the garlic. (Chef's note: if you have a gas stove, you can skip this step and char the veggies including the tomatillos. If you char the peppers peel or scrape them after you do this).
4. After removing the veggies, deglaze the skillet with chicken stock. Add all veggies, chicken stock and remaining ingredients to the crockpot except the kale, lime juice and cilantro (you'll cook the rice separately).
5. Cook pork mixture in the crockpot for 6 hours on low. Add kale one hour before serving; cilantro and lime juice a few minutes before serving (Chef's note: adding these close to serving time gives them a more pronounced taste.)

  • brown rice, 4 cups
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • cilantro, 1/2 bunch, chopped
  • chicken stock, 1/2 box (no salt)

1. About an hour before the Pork Verde is done, cook the brown rice in a separate pot according to the rice package directions.
2. Add lime juice and cilantro when the rice is done. You can also use the leftover chicken broth as part of the liquid needed to cook the rice.

Serving Suggestions:
To serve, place rice in individual bowls and top with a generous serving of the Pork Verde mixture. You can top this with sour cream or plain yogurt if you'd like. Another idea is to serve the pork with warmed tortillas, finely diced onions and cilantro.

I didn't include full information on how to prepare tomatillos, etc., so if you're unfamiliar with a certain item please check the web for information on how to prepare it or feel free to ask questions in the comment section below and I'll ask my son for you. Also, if you see a possible error let me know as I wrote this up from various texts my son and I sent each other over a period of several days :) Yep, you got to love that modern technology!
Enjoy. It's very, very yummy!



Victor S E Moubarak said...

It sounds very yummy. And it's made me hungry. Thank you for sharing this recipe with us. We may well try it, although not make it so hot.

God bless you and yours.

Linda W. said...

Oh this looks wonderful! I will have to try. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

aimee said...

It is very yummy! I am sensitive to spicy food also and didn't react badly. If you would like I can ask my son if he modified the ingredients for us at all :)

Yep it makes me hungry whenever I think about it:) If you have any questions or problems with the recipe just let me know. My son says he will be glad to answer questions.

Tori Leslie said...

Hi Aimee, I'm new here! Thanks for sharing this recipe, it looks really yummy and low carb minus the rice, which is great for my diet. You have a lovely blog, I'll be back!

Willow said...

Hi Aimee ,
Looks like I arrived just in time for a great supper :)
Hope all is well in your world.

Sam said...

Looks great Aimee. Rather than follow the recipe, maybe we could just drive down to your house for dinner :)

aimee said...

@Tori Leslie~
Hi and welcome! It is definitely yummy and one could eat it without the rice. I'll have to ask my son if he has any low carb suggestions:) Thank you so much for your kind comment and visit!
Blessings, Aimee

It was most wonderful! I hope all is well with you also Willow:)

Yep! LOL. I didn't know dogs like pork verde too:)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That sounds wonderful. We have a new slow cooker on order, this might be the first thing I make with it! I copied the recipe to my favorite new iPad app, called Recipe Box! It's wonderful!

aimee said...

I truly hope you enjoy the pork verde and if you have any questions at all, just let me know as my son has agreed to answer them. He will LOVE it that you are a iPad user as he used to do support for apple products:)
PS: Which slow cooker did you order? I ask because I found a tiny chip in mine and might have to replace it.

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