Pork Chile Verde Stew
Pork Chile Verde stew is a hearty dish that has its origins in Mexico and the American Southwest. It is a mixture of pork, hominy, potatoes, and green chiles simmered together in a flavorful broth. This stew is easy to make and is the perfect meal for a cozy night in or a weekend get-together. It is sure to satisfy even the hungriest of eaters!
Taste and Prep Time
Pork Chile Verde stew has a unique blend of flavors that will tantalize your taste buds. The smoky heat of the green chiles brings out the subtle sweetness of the pork and hominy and the potatoes add a hint of creaminess. This stew will take approximately three hours to make from start to finish and is worth the wait for all its deliciousness!
Ingredients and Preparation
To make Pork Chile Verde stew, you will need the following ingredients:
• 4–5 pounds of boneless pork shoulder, cut into 1-inch cubes
• 2 tablespoons of olive oil
• 1 large onion, diced
• 3 cloves of garlic, minced
• 2 tablespoons of chili powder
• 1 teaspoon of ground cumin
• 2 cans of hominy, drained
• 4 cups of chicken broth
• 1 (4 ounce) can of green chiles, chopped
• 2 cups of diced potatoes
• 2 teaspoons of salt
• Fresh cilantro for garnish
1. Preheat a large pot over medium-high heat and add olive oil. Once the oil is hot, add the cubed pork and season with salt. Cook until the pork is lightly browned, about 8 minutes.
2. Reduce heat to medium and add the onion and garlic. Cook until the onion is softened and translucent, about 5 minutes.
3. Stir in the chili powder and cumin to the pot until combined.
4. Add the hominy, chicken broth, green chiles, and potatoes and season with salt. Bring the mixture to a boil and then reduce heat to low. Simmer for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, stirring occasionally, until the pork is tender and the potatoes are cooked through.
5. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed. Serve the stew with cilantro for garnish. Enjoy!