Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Easy Chile Verde Burritos

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Lauren requested one of her favorite dinners the other night...Chile Verde Burritos! It's really easy to make but you have to simmer it a long time. I don't use exact measurements for this recipe but this is how I make it...

I start with a pork roast that I cut up in bite-sized pieces. I buy whatever pork roast is on sale, I think this was a shoulder cut. Then I mix together some flour, salt, pepper and garlic powder...
Toss the pork pieces in the flour and brown them in a little bit of oil in a hot pot. I do them in batches. You don't need to cook them all the way through yet.
Once the meat is all lightly browned transfer it to a plate and add 1 onion (or more or less if you like) to the same pot you browned the meat in (no need to wash the pot first)

Saute the onion for a few minutes and then add the pork back to the pot with the onions. Stir in 1 large can of Green Enchilada sauce.

Simmer for a least 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally...the longer you simmer it the more tender the pork becomes. I take the lid off for the last 1/2 hour so it thickens up a bit.

Then heat some tortillas. We use a "camal" which is made for heating tortillas. This is Lauren's job...
Then fill the warm tortilla with some Chile Verde (use a slotted spoon so you don't get too much sauce), you can add anything else you like, we add grated cheese (cheddar or Jack), a little hot sauce and sometimes sour cream. Roll it up burrito style, making sure you tuck one end in so you don't lose it all out the back door when you bite into it! You could also serve this with rice and beans and tortillas on the side. Lauren and her friends loved them. I couldn't believe how much they ate! Do you see Beau in the photo below begging for some? A couple weeks ago, my Supper Club I belong to got together and made tamales. We have a group blog and you can see our tamales there (click here). It was really a lot of fun making tamales, drinking margaritas and even playing a food game!

40 comments:

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

Wow , lol, its right before lunch here in NY and now I'm officially starving :)

They look delicious Cindy! and what a sweet bunch of Teenies too! such good helpers :)

Thanks for sharing, I'm going to add it to my "to-try" list! I love anything with spice and cheese :)

~ hugs ~ Cynthia

just a little bit shabby said...

Sounds delicious! I'm surprised how many people can fit in your kitchen! I had to hunt for Beau, but I finally found him. Those kids look like they're surely enjoying them.!
Sandyt

Susan said...

I have to try this. It sounds so good! Even though I live in So. Calif. I haven't made this before. We usually make enchiladas and tacos or go to a Mexican restaurant.

Glenda said...

That looks delish. I'll have to try that some time.

My son likes my home made chicken enchiladas.

Ciao

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Yummm! That looks good. I just had lunch and just got hungry again.LOL

desiree@lookiloos.com said...

sounds great. my mother-in-law is coming over friday. I think i'll make this. I LOVE the idea of a supper club. my on again off again book club needs reviving. think i might suggest a supper club. how does your club work? Desiree

Debbie said...

What a sweet Mom you are! Feeding hungry teens is no easy task. I hope Beau got a taste.

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

Next time could I come over to?? Please, LOl. they sound so yummy, now I'm starving!!
Hugs~Kelly

Ginger said...

It sounds really good. The kids look like they are having a great time...Beau too.
Ginger

Terri and Bob said...

Mmm this sounds so good! I am going to try this with my friends!

Anonymous said...

You're so amazing ~ you can even make raw pork look elegant and inviting among all your pretty dishes, etc. :)
It sure looks delicious after it has been cooked ~ Can beef be used instead of pork??

Karin

glimpse of my world said...

oh wow!! Let Lauren know what a lucky daughter she is to have a great meal and PLUS such beautiful surroundings!!

Smiles!
Valarie

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Oh man! Now I'm craving mexican! :)
Those look soooo good, I'm going to have to make them this weekend.
Thanks for the step by step.

Kimberly :)

Sondra said...

Those burritos sound so yummy. And I really like the pictures you use in your blog....makes your posts come alive. Very nice to see cute little Beau, too.
Are you working on any new painting projects? Find any new things at Marshall's?
Love your blog, Cindy.
Sonnie

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Karin, you could probably use beef or chicken...I've never tried it though!

Pink Slippers said...

My husband will just want to kiss you after I make these. He's half Greek-half Irish but thinks he's Spanish. Good thing he married me half Irish-half Spaniard. Thanks for the easy recipe. I can do that one. My Mother's-mother had a homemade red chili recipe that I could never live up to.
Wendy

Joy said...

These sound and look yummy! I bet they did love them.

Anonymous said...

Mmmm, chicken, that sounds good too! Thanks, Cindy!

Karin

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Mmmmmmmm!!! Looks sooooo good!!

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

Okay! That's a must. I have to make those for my husband he will love them! Thank-you so much for sharing it with us.
Have a great night,
Ginger

Tamara Jansen said...

Oh, man. I haven't eaten dinner yet and this is making me very hungry :) The meal looked like a wonderful celebration!

Shelia said...

Hi Cindy! Oh, my goodness! You let teenagers in your white home??? Yikes!! ;)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)
P.S. The food does sound delicious.

Linda's Blue Gate said...

What a wonderful scene.... teenagers eating at Romantic Home..... I LOVE it.... that the beautiful Lauren and her friends just look right at home and relaxed..... gosh Cindy you have done an amazing job..... a lovely home.... a lovely daughter and some happy friends.... all thought Beau doesn't look too happy.... lol
HUgs
Linda

Lee Laurie said...

Those look delicious! I will have to try them out! Your apartment is so pretty and cozy. I bet you have a fun time with all those kids over!

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Wow, that picture of Lauren in the kitchen heating up tortillas. . . she looks exactly like you. I also have a daughter about Lauren's age (14 1/2 now) ~ they just do not have an appreciation yet for looking like their mothers, do they? I mean, where do they think they got their good looks from???? LOL

Blessings,

Sher

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Oh this sounds yummy Cindy. I will give it a try sometime.

Diane said...

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Gollum said...

Hi, Cindy, You won a Charles Faudree book over at Gollum. Please leave me an email with your mailing address. Congratulations!
Love the recipe, too; I will have to try that soon.

Elzie said...

This I will try some day.
Hope you have a great day.
Love Elzie

Mary said...

Cindy, I'll be making these for sure, they look scrumptious and it sure looks like your daughter and friends thought so too!

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

Definitely sounds delightful!

KimmyJ said...

How ironic, I just ate this ate my favorite local restaurant and told hubs I was going to have to find a recipe for it! Thanks for sharing

Lady Katherine said...

Ok! I am hungry now! I have not eaten all week! But I think I could have a few of those. Yummy, Have to show Hubby this!

Liz said...

Fantastic! And now I'm officially starving, with two hours to go before lunch!

KayEllen said...

Hi Cindy,

This is my first time to stop by your lovely blog...So nice to meet you!
Looks like a yummy recipe to try:)

Thank you for sharing,

kayellen

Laurie said...

I think it's so neat that you have and use a comal. They aren't easy to find.
Laurie

sweetmemorymakingmom said...

CIndy, That sounds fabulous! I am always looking for different things to make. I'll have to try it. DO you think it would be good with chicken or beef too? hugs, Ellen

yogapaws said...

Yum- I use to make this in a crock pot for pot lucks! My coworkers would be drooling by 10:45 am because it smells soooooo good.

Las Palmas is the best-red or green. Good for rice also!

Oh Yes- Beau knows good eating- bet he follows the kids around waiting for the tortilla chips to drop.

Risa said...

I just made this for dinner last night and it was great! I'm originally from the Southwest and miss mexican food so I'm always looking for recipes. Thanks for sharing!

ann said...

I HAVE GOT---TO TRY THIS.YUM------MY...ANN