The Ten Commandments of Amazing Green Chili
Green Chili is a staple around Colorado. Almost every restaurant in the state has a special version or green chili on the menu.
What makes green chili the best, is when you cook it at home. The smell filling the air, readying your stomach for what is to come. If you follow these ten commandments, your green chili is going be amazing.
Thou Shalt Always Use Pork
It isn't really green chili unless you use pork. The flavors of the pork blending with the rest make this dish what it is. Delicious, of course.
Thou Shalt Always Dredge The Pork
Dredging the pork creates a seal to lock in the flavor. In doing so it brings out a more robust flavor to the green chili.
Thou Shalt Have A Mixture of Hot and Mild Chilis
Using a mixture of hot and mild chilis helps bring a balance to the overall dish. Too hot, you won't be able to taste anything for days. Too mild, well if it's too mild that just isn't green chili.
Thou Shalt Use Diced Tomatoes
Using fresh tomatoes is always an option of course. But going with canned tomatoes brings out a much-needed blending factor of the tomatoes.
Thou Shalt Always Use Chicken Stock Never Water
Using chicken stock instead of water makes this dish so much better. It helps pull all of the flavors from the vegetables. When you do it this way I guarantee it will be the best thing you have ever tasted.
Thou Shalt Only Use Yellow Onions
You use yellow onions because of their strong flavor. Adding it to the green chili makes it stand out. Be sure to finely dice the onion. You don't want a chunk full of onion while you're trying to eat, do you?
Thou Shalt Always Use Masa or Flour To Thicken
The thicker the green chili the better, If you want that thick bowl of green chili, masa or flour will do the trick. Mix it in with the chicken stock to give it a smoother texture.
Thou Shalt Always Sear Before Boiling
Be sure to sear the pork before boiling. Adding the sear brings another flavor to the dish. It also helps keep the pork from falling apart. When you go to cut the pork that sear will be your best friend.
Thou Shalt Let It Simmer For At Least 30 Minutes
Letting it simmer for at least thirty minutes provides the green chili time to mix the flavors together. Doing it this way guarantees that the flavors and textures will be perfect. One delicious bite after another.
Thou Shalt Share With Others
You never make a small amount when you are making green chili. Inviting your friends over is always a good way to make sure that it gets eaten. Got to share the love when it comes to green chili