This weekend, we hope you can slow down and enjoy some time in the kitchen with family, friends, and this Mexican-inspired taco recipe.
ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN MI CASITA
PHOTOGRAPHY BY TIFFANI JONES
Chili Verde Tacos
5 tomatillos, cut in half, with hulls removed
2 jalapeños, halved
4 cups water
1 clove garlic, coarsely chopped
1/4 cup chopped yellow onion, plus 1 1/2 cups sliced
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 1/2 tablespoons kosher salt
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 poblano chili, seeded, and cut into strips
2 1/2 pounds pork butt, fat trimmed, cut into 3-inch cubes
Corn tortillas, the fresher the better
Chopped white onion, cilantro, and lime wedges for serving
Combine the tomatillos, jalapeños, and water in a large pot. Bring to a boil. Turn the heat down to a simmer, cook for 15 minutes or until the tomatillos and jalapeños are soft. Remove from the heat and cool to room temperature. Place the contents in a blender. Add the cilantro, chopped onion, garlic, and salt. Blend until smooth.
Using a clean pot, place over medium heat and add the oil. When the oil is hot, add the poblano chili and sliced onions. Stir occasionally, cook until soft. Add the pork and the blended tomatillo mixture. Bring to a simmer. Turn the heat to medium-low. Simmer gently and stir occasionally. Be careful not to scorch the goodness. Cook for 2 1/2 hours or until you can pull apart the meat with a fork. Using two forks, shred the meat into pieces. Serve with tortillas, chopped fresh cilantro, chopped onion, and lime.