Pork and Tomatillo Chili

Adapted from the LA Times recipe http://www.latimes.com/features/food/la-fo-pork-and-tomatillo-chili-s,0,7172574.story

Yield: 10 servings
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  • Chili
  • 1 cup(s) orange juice
  • 1 bottle(s) dark beer room temp
  • 1 pound(s) tomatillos husks removed, washed, quartered
  • 1 head(s) garlic peeled, rough chopped
  • spray oil
  • 2 pound(s) trimmed boneless pork cut into 1/2" cubes & blotted dry
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 2 large onions thinly sliced
  • 2 pound(s) ripe tomatoes peeled & rough chopped
  • 3 jalapenos stemmed, seeded, diced
  • 1 teaspoon(s) crushed red pepper
  • 1 bunch(es) cilantro leaves rough chopped
  • 3 can(s) black beans drained & rinsed
  • Lime Sour Cream
  • 1/2 cup(s) fat free sour cream
  • 1 lime grated zest & juice
  • Other Accompanienaments
  • cooked white rice or cornbread
  • avocado slices
  • cilantro leaves


  1. Chili

  2. 1. In large stewpot over medium heat, combine juice and beer. Add the quartered tomatillos and cook 20 min. Remove from heat.

  3. 2. Coat large skillet with spray oil. Over medium heat cook the chopped garlic for c. 2 min, avoid browning. Remove and add to stewpot.

  4. 3. Salt & pepper the cubed pork.

  5. 4. Raise heat under skillet to medium-high and brown the pork cubes in small batches, removing to stewpot as they're done. Use a little more cooking spray as needed.

  6. 5. Add the sliced onions to the skillet and lightly brown, removing to stewpot when done.

  7. 6. Return stewpot to medium heat. Add chopped tomatoes, diced jalapenos, crushed red pepper, chopped cilantro and stir to combine.

  8. 7. Bring stewpot to a simmer, then reduce heat to low. Cover and cook for 2 hours.

  9. 8. Add the drained & rinsed beans. Cook uncovered for 1/2 hour more.

  10. Lime Sour Cream

  11. 1. Whisk the sour cream, zest and juice til blended.

  12. Serve

  13. Serve the chili -either- over white rice -or- with cornbread. Garnish with a small dollop of lime cream, avocado slices and sprigs of cilantro.

March 2014

This recipe is a personal recipe added by carolfitz and has not been tested or endorsed by MyRecipes.

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