Chili Verde

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  • Makes: 6 servings
  • Prep: 25 mins
  • Cook: 6 hrs to 7 hrs (low) or 3 1/2 to 4 hours (high)
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Chili Verde
Ingredients
1 1/2
pounds boneless pork shoulder roast
1
tablespoon olive oil
1
15 ounce can Great Northern or navy beans, rinsed and drained
12
ounces fresh tomatillos, husked and chopped, or two 11-ounce cans tomatillos, rinsed, drained, and coarsely chopped
1/2
cup chopped onion (1 medium)
1
4 ounce can diced green chile peppers, undrained
2
3/4
teaspoon ground cumin
1/2
teaspoon salt
1
14 ounce can chicken broth
1
cup chopped fresh spinach leaves
2
teaspoons lime juice
 
Dairy sour cream (optional)
 
Snipped fresh cilantro (optional)
Directions
  1. Trim fat from meat. Cut meat into 3/4-inch pieces. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Cook half of the meat in hot oil until brown; remove meat from skillet. Repeat with the remaining meat. Drain off fat.
  2. Transfer meat to a 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker. Stir in drained beans, tomatillos, onion, undrained chile peppers, garlic, cumin, and salt. Pour broth over mixture in cooker.
  3. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 6 to 7 hours or on high-heat setting for 3 1/2 to 4 hours.
  4. Stir in spinach and lime juice. If desired, top each serving with sour cream and/or cilantro.
  5. Nutrition Facts per serving for 5- to 6-quart slow cooker: 338 cal., 11 g total fat (3 g sat. fat), 77 mg chol., 680 mg sodium, 29 g carbo., 6 g fiber, 32 g pro.
From the Test Kitchen
To use a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker:

increase the meat to 2 pounds and brown in an extra-large skillet. Use two 15-ounce cans Great Northern beans or navy beans, 1 1/4 pounds fresh tomatillos or three 11-ounce cans tomatillos, 3/4 cup chopped onion, 3 cloves garlic, 1 teaspoon ground cumin, two 14-ounce cans chicken broth, 2 cups chopped fresh spinach leaves, and 1 tablespoon lime juice. (Do not change the amounts of olive oil, green chile peppers, and salt.) Makes 8 servings.

Nutrition Facts (Chili Verde)
    Per serving:
  • 300 kcal cal.,
  • 11 g fat
  • (3 g sat. fat,
  • 76 mg chol.,
  • 606 mg sodium,
  • 21 g carb.,
  • 4 g fiber,
  • 29 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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