Saturday, January 10, 2015

Chile Verde Smothered Burritos--My Aunt's Recipe

My aunt is a force to be reckoned with in the kitchen and last week she made us a delicious dinner.
Her homemade chile verde sauce puts these smothered burritos over the top!! 

On the Facebook page I asked "fans" to "Like" this post if they wanted me to share my aunt's recipe. 

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Well folks, the fans have spoken. 

With my aunt's permission, I am posting the secret family recipe and as usual the secret is in the sauce. 

After you try this fresh chile verde salsa you will never go back to the stuff in the jar.

Chile Verde Smothered Burritos

You'll need:
Boneless Pork
Seasoning: Salt, garlic, cinnamon, cumin.

Refried Beans: (Homemade refried beans recipe--on the blog soon!)

Salsa Verde: 
Fresh Tomatillos
Serrano Chilies
Fresh Garlic
Lemon Juice

Here's how:
Chop pork into bite sized cubes, season and sear it on high heat, 
Reduce to medium and cook until done.

For the Salsa Verde blend the fresh tomatillos, serrano peppers, garlic, onion, cilantro, lemon juice, salt, and cumin. 
IF it seems too thick, add a splash of water.
Add ingredients to taste and make it as spicy as desired.

You may be thinking, "What on earth are tomatillos and serrano peppers and where do I find them?"

You'll find these tasty peppers in the grocery store in the produce section next to the jalapenos! 

Here's what to look for: 
photo credit: Urban Food Guy

Mix salsa verde with pork  

Now it's time to build those burritos! 
1. Warm up a tortilla
2. Spread  beans & cheese in the middle
3. Wrap burrito 
4. Top with pork salsa verde mix & sprinkle with cheese.
5. Microwave or broil on low to melt cheese if desired. 


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