For years I have been trying out various recipes of pork green chile. Every single one has been good... but not hit the spot good. That all changed when I found a certain recipe online a few days ago! The type of green chile I like is what you would normally find smothered on a burrito. I made this recipe earlier this week and I will certainly be making it again!

Matt Sparx

If you would like to try it out, here is what you will need to get:
1 lb diced pork (I used a pack of diced pork from King Soopers)
1 stick of butter
1 cup finely chopped onion
4 cloves garlic
1 tsp black pepper
1.5 tbsp ground dry mustard powder
1 tsp dried oregano
1/4 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp dried sage
1 14 oz. can diced or stewed tomatoes
3 cans of chicken broth
6 oz. can tomato paste
20 roasted green chiles
2 fresh jalapenos
2 cups water
1 cup masa
2 pucks of chicken bouillon
3-4 tomatillos

Time to get cooking! if you have a dutch oven, this will be very helpful. If not, no worries, you can use a crock pot and a frying pan. Here we go! Start off by heating the dutch oven or pan to medium heat.

  • Puree the onions until very fine consistency. Aside in bowl.
  • Puree the tomatoes, green chiles, and jalapenos
  • In your heated pan, brown the pork with 2 tbsp of butter.
  • Add onions to pork and cook for a few more minutes.
  • Add garlic (I used finely minced, fresh) and  all of the spices and cook another minute.
  • Now you will add the pureed mix of chiles and tomatoes along with one can of chicken broth and a cup of water.
  • Reduce the heat to low and simmer for an hour.
  • Add 6 oz tomato paste.

Roux Time

  • A medium sauce pan will be needed to make the roux. Take the remaining butter, melt in the sauce pan, add the masa and the two bouillon cubes. Stir! As the roux will start to thicken, add the rest of the broth and water. You'll know the roux is done when it thickens up quite a bit.
  • After your roux is made, stir in as much as you would like to your pot of green chile to get the consistency you want and then let it simmer for about 30 minutes.
  • Serve it up!

It has taken me years to find a recipe that I totally love and this one is it! Thankfully, there is a great site called Denver Green Chili that had what I was looking for!