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Chile Verde - Pork Stew

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This meal is a labor of love and patience. It will take you a while to have it ready but the final result will be worth it! Serve it with rice or in a burrito. Either way you will be in for a treat.
Ingredients
  Pork chops/Butt 3 Pound, cut into cubes
  Salt 1 Teaspoon (to taste)
  Pepper 1 Teaspoon (to taste)
  Vegetable oil 2 Tablespoon
  Water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
  White onion 1 Medium, chopped finely
  Garlic 4 Clove (20 gm), minced
  Chipotle pepper in adobo 2 Medium, chopped finely
  Cumin 1 Tablespoon
  Coriander 1 Teaspoon
  Flour 2 Tablespoon
  Orange 3 Large, juiced
  Chicken stock 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Slices of orange rind 4 Large (membrane removed)
  Cilantro sprigs 10 Medium
  Bay leaves 2 Medium
  Tomatillos 6 Medium, chopped finely
  Roma tomatoes 2 Medium, chopped finely
  Canned green chillies 7 Ounce (1 can)
  White rice 1 Cup (16 tbs), cooked (FOR SERVING)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Prepare the ingredients according to the list.
2. Season the pork pieces with salt and pepper.
3. In a pan, heat vegetable oil and brown the pork pieces. Set aside. Drain off the excess fat
4. To the same pan, add water to deglaze and remove all the brown bits stuck to the bottom. Transfer this liquid to a bowl and retain to be used later.

MAKING
5. Heat olive oil in the pan. Add onions and sauté till it begins to turn brown.
6. Add garlic, chipotle pepper, cumin and coriander. Stir to mix well till fragrant.
7. Put the flour, mix it and cook till it loses the raw flavour while stirring constantly to avoid burning it.
8. Return the pork and the liquid. Stir and mix it.
9. Pour the orange juice and 1 cup chicken stock.
10. Place orange rind, cilantro sprigs and bay leaves around the pan.
11. Bring it to a boil and simmer it for 1 hour.
12. After 1 hour, put the tomatillo, Roma tomatoes and green chillies and mix it well.
13. Pour ½ cup of chicken stock. Season with pepper.
14. Stir it, bring it to boil and simmer for 1 more hour.
15. Strain out the vegetables and pork into a bowl and leave the liquid in the pan. Remove the orange peel and cilantro sprigs and bay leaves.
16. On high heat, boil the liquid and reduce it to 1/3rd.
17. Return the pork and vegetables and heat it through and turn off the heat.

SERVING
18. On a serving plate, serve it with white rice garnished with cilantro leaves.

TIPS
This stew can also be frozen to be used later.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Mexican
Course: 
Main Dish
Taste: 
Spicy
Method: 
Simmering
Dish: 
Stew
Ingredient: 
Pork
Interest: 
Party
Restriction: 
High Fiber, High Protein
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
140 Minutes
Ready In: 
160 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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