Jerry Simmons' Chili Verde

Recipe courtesy of Jerry Simmons 2000 World Champion
Show: Challenge Episode: Chili Championship
TOTAL TIME: 2 hr 50 min
Prep: 20 min
Inactive Prep: --
Cook: 2 hr 30 min
YIELD: 6 to 8 servings
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

  • 2 pounds lean pork, cut into 3/8 to 1/2-inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoons pork suet, can substitute lard or vegetable oil
  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 1 (2-quart) can chicken broth
  • SPICE MIX:
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons granulated garlic
    • 2 tablespoons powdered chicken base
    • 1 teaspoon ground oregano
    • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
    • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
    30 MINUTES TO GO SPICE MIX:
    • 2 tablespoons powdered green chiles
    10 MINUTES TO GO SPICE MIX:
    • 13 ounces green chiles, cut into 3/8-inch cubes
    • 1/4 teaspoon powdered green jalapeno
    • 8 ounces salsa verde
    • 8 ounces green Mexican sauce
    • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 1/4 cup cilantro leaves, chopped
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    Directions

    In a large chili pot, brown the pork in suet. Add the onions chicken broth to the pot and simmer for 1 hour.

    Add garlic, chicken base, oregano, cornstarch, and cumin. Cook until the meat is tender, about 30 minutes to one hour. Add water as needed to keep meat covered.

    Add hot green chiles and powdered green chiles, cook for 20 minutes. Add green chiles, powdered jalapenos, salsa verde, Mexican sauce, cumin, and cilantro, cook for 10 more minutes. Adjust seasoning and consistency, making sure its thick enough.

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