Chili Verde

  1. 1 pound pork or beef
    Oil or lard
    4 green chiles, toasted, peeled and chopped
    2 cloves garlic, crushed
    1 medium onion, chopped
  2. 1 medium tomato, chopped
    1 cup boiling water
  1. Cut pork into small cubes. Sauté in oil until well browned. Drain off all but 1 tablespoon fat.
  2. Add chopped chiles, garlic, onion, tomato and water and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  3. If desired, you may also add 1 potato, peeled and diced, at this time.
  4. Cover tightly and simmer for 1 hour.

Chili Trivia:

  • Chili is the official state food of Texas
  • Cincinnati Chili was inspired by Greek and Macedonian immigrants around the turn of the 20th century
  • The intensity of heat in the taste of the Chile peppers usually decreases as the size of the pepper increases