New Mexico-Style Pork Chilli Verde Recipe

Our Pork Chili Verde Recipe New Mexico Style is a deliciously aromatic braised pork centrepiece with spicy cornbread FTW.

Done in 2 hours

Tom Jackson

Dish by Tom Jackson



For the pork:

600gpork shoulder, diced

1 tbsp smoked paprika

1 tbspground cumin

1 tspdried ancho flakes

1 tspdried chipotle flakes

3 tbsplime juice

1 tbspMexican oregano

4large green chillis, diced

1green bell pepper, diced

2white onions, diced

4garlic cloves, diced

1 bunchcoriander

40g pickled jalapenos

This green chilli with pork shoulder, tomatillos, jarred jalapenos and lots of fresh coriander is slow cooked for the ultimate comfort dish. Serve this baby with brown butter cornbread and a big dollop of sour cream. YUM


Start by marinating your pork shoulder. In a large mixing bowl, add your diced pork, smoked paprika, cumin, ancho, chipotle, lime juice, oregano and salt. Mix throughly until the meat is completely coated. Cover with cling film and place in the fridge for a minimum of 4 hours.

Once your meat has marinated. Add diced green chillis, bell pepper, white onions and garlic to a heavy based pot. Cook until the vegetable start to soften, this will be the base of your chilli. Add your seasoned pork to the vegetables, frying for 5- 6 mins until the pork starts to brown.

Add in a bunch of coriander and jalapenos with a dash of the brine. Then add enough water to just cover the meat. Bring to a simmer and cover. Place into a pre heated oven at 180 degrees for 2 hours or until the meat is fork tender.

Serve your green chilli with sour cream, fresh coriander and cornbread for soaking up all of the delicious gravy

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Tom Jackson

Tom Jackson

Originally hailing from Birmingham, England and with a culinary heritage sprawling around Britain, Tom, the host of Shelf Life and Alphabetti, is a cook from nowhere that takes inspiration from everywhere. Passionate about the shared food experience and the commonalities between supposedly separate cuisines, Tom showcases broad and thorough references in his cooking and has a particular love for spices. He is also obsessed with pasta salads and is currently waiting for Mr. Naga to get in touch regarding his Ambassadorship.

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