When I first tasted this recipe, it was unlike anything I've ever tasted before

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Chili Verde is a dish that's as comforting as it is vibrant, and as flavorful as it is satisfying. It's one of those meals that's meant to be savored slowly, with each bite revealing a depth of taste that comes from the tender pork simmered in a sauce infused with bright tomatillos, verdant cilantro, and the gentle heat of green chiles. A bowl of Chili Verde is like a warm embrace from your favorite loved one, and that's what makes it so special—it has the power to bring people together and create cherished memories.
For me, Chili Verde holds a very special place in my heart. When I was in college, I spent a semester abroad in a small town in Mexico. I remember feeling homesick and out of my comfort zone, but everything changed when I was invited to a local family's home for dinner. They served Chili Verde, and it was unlike anything I'd ever tasted before. The warmth and generosity of that family, along with the incredible flavors of the dish, left a lasting impression on me. It became a symbol of comfort and connection, and I knew that I had to recreate it in my own kitchen. I've since made this dish countless times for family and friends, and it never fails to elicit smiles and contented sighs. It's a recipe that's meant to be shared, and I'm excited to pass it along to you.
Slow Cooker Chili Verde
2 pounds boneless pork shoulder, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pound tomatillos, husked, rinsed, and quartered
2 poblano peppers, seeded and chopped
1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and chopped
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup chicken broth
1 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the cubed pork and sear until browned on all sides, about 5-7 minutes. Transfer the browned pork to the slow cooker.
2. In a blender or food processor, combine the tomatillos, poblano peppers, jalapeño pepper, garlic, chicken broth, cilantro, cumin, oregano, salt, and black pepper. Blend until smooth.
3. Pour the blended sauce over the pork in the slow cooker, ensuring that the pork is evenly coated.
4. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours, or on high for 3-4 hours, until the pork is tender and easily shreds with a fork.
5. Serve the Chili Verde with warm tortillas, rice, or your favorite sides.
Garnish with additional cilantro, diced onions, and a squeeze of lime, if desired.
Enjoy the comforting flavors and the special memories that come with every bite of this Slow Cooker Chili Verde.
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