Very Verde, Pork Chili Verde and Enchiladas!

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bauchjw

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I fell into this by accident, It’s not 100% authentic, and a lot of it happened by accident, but we’re very happy with the flavor and meals provided. Pork flavor was amazing and versatile!

It all started with the butt, I smoked it a few days back and had it waiting in the fridge. Initially it was going to be standard pulled pork with Jeffs rub, but I was still feeling like soup/stew/chili weather and going through book marks I found some inspiration from DRKsmoking DRKsmoking who posted an awesome Chorizo Verde thread and also jcam222 jcam222 with an amazing enchilada, keto style. So it shifted to a Pork Chili Verde with inspiration to use portions for enchiladas.

The original Butt, not much smoke ring, my AMAZN tray wasn't cooperating.

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Chili recipe was smashed together from a few found. Started with diced onion, Anaheim pepper and garlic thrown into pot with EVOO.

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After a bit I threw in some salt, pepper, chili powder, cumin and oregano, then the pulled pork and stirred for a bit. Covered with 4 cups chicken broth and simmered uncovered for a few hours.
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During that simmer time puree’d 49oz of diced green chilies, with juice, a can of green enchilada sauce, and a tblspn green Tabasco. Then poured and mixed with the pork bathing in the pot.
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Covered and low simmer for another 3-5 hours.
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Once done, wonderful chili, served with cilantro and sour cream, goes well on rice too!
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Second act: pork Verde enchiladas. Drained pork, wrapped in heated corn tortillas, sitting on a bed of pork verde. I also stuffed with sour cream folded with shredded cheese and cilantro. Covered with pork verde, then covered with cheese.

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Into 350 oven covered for 15 min, then uncovered additional 10. I wish I would have smoked it, but weather didn’t cooperate.

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Two enchilada diners, one for COVID quarantined neighbor, and still plenty of chili to enjoy. As everyone knows, the chili gets better second day.

This came out really well, both the chili and the enchiladas. I recommend a go, next time I plan on using chopped pork instead of pulled. But, not too much to tweak on this first run. Thanks to all here for the inspiration.

Thank you for your time!
 
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That all looks delicious! Not sure I could get the wife to try the chili but think she would the enchiladas! Awesome job!

Ryan
 
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Oh, man that looks good! Chile Verde is one of my favorite things in the food world! Now I'm hungry for it.
 
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Wow, that is phenomenal man!
Thank you Sir, it hit the spot!

That all looks delicious! Not sure I could get the wife to try the chili but think she would the enchiladas! Awesome job!
Ryan
Haha, thank you Ryan! My wife wasn’t sure till she tried it and that worked! I often find that our relationship is based on me pushing her comfort zone!

Heck yeah Jed I could tear up bout a half pan of those enchiladas. Nice work bud
Thank you Jake! The enchiladas were my favorite!
 
I fell into this by accident, It’s not 100% authentic, and a lot of it happened by accident, but we’re very happy with the flavor and meals provided. Pork flavor was amazing and versatile!

Wow, that looks terrific. I lived in New Mexico and had the privilege of eating fresh Hatch chilli's on stacked enchiladas. This looks so good, I will have to give these a try. I haven't smoked pork butt yet, that has to be my next quest. Thank you for the inspiration.
 
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Wow Jed you did a couple real nice meals there . Thanks for the plug. But this is all you
Great job, and next time instead of plug . Just send all the samples you can . I will be waiting
David

ps: the first picture of the Butt....amazing
I appreciate it David, but you guys are the ones that inspired me. Those were some great looking meals and I was just being honest. Feel free to swing by, free samples anytime!

Wow, that looks terrific. I lived in New Mexico and had the privilege of eating fresh Hatch chilli's on stacked enchiladas. This looks so good, I will have to give these a try. I haven't smoked pork butt yet, that has to be my next quest. Thank you for the inspiration.
I appreciate it! My sister lives in Albequerque and I lived in SD forever. We used to have long debates on which city had the better Mexican food. Good luck with the pork butt!
 
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I appreciate it David, but you guys are the ones that inspired me. Those were some great looking meals and I was just being honest. Feel free to swing by, free samples anytime!


Thanks Jed, you made me make my breakfast with what I had left of my Chorizo Verde today, thank you for the reminder

David

 
Very nice! We do smoked butt fur chili verde all the time! My wife has even started growing her own tomatillos for as well!
 
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Dang, just dang! I'd tear up a bowl of the chili and have some enchiladas for dessert.
 
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Very nice! We do smoked butt fur chili verde all the time! My wife has even started growing her own tomatillos for as well!
Thank you! That’s awesome, you’re doing your own tomatillos! I wish I can say I made from scratch, but it was very canned. Can’t wait to see your batch!😛

That all looks fantasic!
Thank you Sandy!

Dang, just dang! I'd tear up a bowl of the chili and have some enchiladas for dessert.
Thank you Doug! You’re welcome anytime!
 
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