This starts with a can of green enchilada sauce, so it’s kind of cheating. After you add all of the rest of the ingredients, though, it tastes just like homemade! And it makes your house smell wonderful for hours and hours.
Easy, peasy, quick and dirty, cheater’s green chili.
1 t dried Mexican oregano
1 T ground cumin
3 T chili powder
1 T red pepper flakes
1 large can green enchilada sauce
3 lbs (more or less) of tomatillos
3 lbs pork roast, cubed
2 cups minced onions
2 T minced garlic
2 lbs of fresh peppers – I use Anaheims
1/3 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
heat over low heat while you mix the spices in a small bowl
dump the spices in the pot with the enchilada sauce
let that heat while you dice the tomatillos and peppers (I likey my chily hot, if you likey it a little milder, use less peppers)
If you forget to rinse your tomatillos before you chop them like I did (dumb), rinse them thoroughly
Brown the pork in a large skillet, adding the onions after the meat has cooked for a few minutes so they soften up. When the pork is finished browning and the onions are soft, add the garlic at the last minute and saute a minute or so
when it’s cooked through, add it to the pot with the tomatillos and the diced peppers.
Let the pot simmer on your lowest heat for about two hours while you drink wine, watch movies, paint your toenails, do anything your little heart desires, because your making dinner! Stir occasionally if the mood hits you or not if it doesn’t.
After two hours check it for seasonings. Add some more red pepper flakes if you like, salt and pepper to taste, take off your shoes and dance around the kitchen, whatever trips your trigger.
Let it cook for at least another hour, two or three more if you have the time. Your kitchen will smell wonderful and your family will think you’ve been working all day on dinner! (Turn off the movie, hide the wine bottles and put your shoes on before they come home).
Right before you serve it, add the cilantro and squeeze the lime over the top…
Wonderful with Mexican beer (with lime) and tortillas