Crockpot Recipe for Pork and Green Chile Stew (Nefi’s Green Chile Stew)
I tested it out on a couple of people who dropped by, and they all agreed it was good, but a little on the spicy side (!) so next time I’d use a smaller can of diced green chile peppers. Of course, if you like the heat, go ahead and use the large size when you make it. We ate this with some sour cream on top, which probably isn’t traditional, but it did taste good.
2 lbs. trimmed pork cubes (I started with about 2 1/2 pounds pork sirloin chops and trimmed off all the fat to make 2 pounds of pork cubes, you could also use pork loin chops.)
1 T + 1 T olive oil
salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
1/2 cup water
1 large onion, chopped (about 1 1/2 cups chopped onion)
2 T minced garlic
1 T ground cumin
1 T dried oregano (I used Mexican oregano, but regular oregano will probably work too.)
2 cans Ro-Tel Tomatoes with Mild Green Chiles (be sure to get mild, unless you really like hot food!)
1 can diced green Anaheim chiles (I used a 7 oz. can, but next time I’d use a 4 oz. can, so decide how spicy you want it. Be sure to get Anaheim chiles and not Jalapenos, which are much hotter.)
2 T fresh lime juice
Optional: sour cream for serving
I used a 3.5 quart slow cooker for this recipe, but a 3 quart size would also work.
Put browned meat into crockpot and add 1/2 cup water to the pan, scraping off browned bits from the bottom, then pour the liquid over the meat in crockpot.
Wipe out the frying pan with a paper towel, then heat 1 T olive oil, add chopped onions and saute until they start to brown, about 5 minutes. Add minced garlic and saute 1-2 minutes more, then add the ground cumin and oregano and saute 1 minute more. Add 2 cans Ro-tel Tomatoes with Mild Green Chiles and the can of diced green Anaheim chiles and simmer 5-10 minutes until most of the liquid has evaporated.
Add the onion-tomato mixture to the crockpot. Stir in 2 T fresh-squeezed lime juice and let cook on low for 4-6 hours, or until pork is tender and flavors are well blended. Serve hot, with sour cream to top it if desired.
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