pork chile verde

prep time:  30 minutes
cook time:  3 hours
servings:  6 - 8

4 pounds pork butt or shoulder - trimmed of fat and cut into 2-inch cubes
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup vegetable oil
3 yellow onions
2 bell peppers - cut into 1-inch cubes
2 anaheim or poblano chiles - cut into 1-inch cubes
2 - 3 jalapenos - seeded and finely chopped
3 garlic cloves - peeled and finely chopped
1 1/2 pounds tomatillos - roasted, peeled and chopped
1 tablespoon dried oregano
2 teaspoon ground cumin
2 tablespoons coriander seeds - crushed and soaked in a scant amount of water
2 bay leaves
1 bunch cilantro leaves - chopped
4 cups chicken stock

1.  season the pork meat generously with salt and pepper, lightly flour.  heat oil in a heavy-bottomed skillet over medium high heat and brown pork chunk well in small batches, on all sides.  life pork out of the pan and place in a wide soup pot.

2.  discard fat and place the onions and peppers in the same skillet and sweat over moderate heat, stirring occasionally until limp, about 5 minutes.  add the chiles and jalapenos and cook an additional 3 - 4 minutes, then add the garlic and cook 1 - 2 minutes more.

3.  add the vegetable mixture, chopped tomatillos, dried herbs and cilantro to the meat, cover with the chicken stock and bring up to a boil and reduce to a simmer.  cook for 2 - 3 hours uncovered or until the pork is for tender.

4.  adjust the seasoning to taste with salt and pepper. 

- food network

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