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El Rincon's Winning Chile Verde Recipe for our Fans

El Rincon's Chili Verde Recipe is a traditional style Mexican Chili. It can be made with beef or pork, and no meat for a vegetarian green chili. At El Rincon we use a lean, course ground beef. This recipe has been perfected for home preparation by our Chef, Chaly Ortiz. The hotness can be controlled by asking for fresh "mild" green chili's at your grocer. We recommend fresh roasted and peeled Anahiem green chilis. If thats a little too much work, try Bueno Foods Autumn Roast frozen green chilis.El Rincon's Chili Recipe Ingredients

INGREDIENTS:

1 pound lean ground beef

2 small/medium white onion -{ 1 cut in half, then separate layers, 1 diced}

5 fresh jalapeños cut in half - {cleaning out seeds will help for a milder chili}

2 fresh habaneros chili - {cleaning out seeds will help for a milder chili}

1 whole chipotle chili in sauce - {available at your grocer in small cans}

6 cloves of fresh garlic - {2 sliced, 4 whole}

1 teaspoon granulated garlic

1 tablespoon mexican cumin

1/2 teaspoon coriander

1 tablespoon olive oil

18-20 fresh Anaheim green chilies diced - {peeled and cleaned. How? Google it!}

1/2 cup fresh chopped cilantro

3/4 cup tomato sauce

1 cup water

PREPARATION:

Heat a six quart pot to medium heat with olive oil. When hot brown sliced garlic and diced onion ~ 4 minutes. Then add beef, cumin, coriander, granulated garlic and salt. Simmer ~ 12-15 minutes.

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Meanwhile, on a hot grill roast the layers of onion, jalapeños, habanero chilies, 2 Anaheim green chilies, and 4 cloves of garlic. Toasty edges and grill marks are what we're after, ~ 8-12 minutes. When done place in sealed container for 10 minutes to infuse flavors. In a blender place 1 cup water, 3/4 cup tomato sauce, 4 roasted cloves garlic, and chipotle chili. Blend until smooth making sure garlic cloves are completely blended. Then add remaining roasted onion, jalapeños, chilies, etc. Blend until smooth.

Finally, add blended ingredients, diced green chilies and chopped cilantro to the simmering beef. Simmer ~ 7 more minutes, adjust thickness by adding water if necessary, then serve. Serves 6-8.

El Rincon's Chili Verde can be eaten alone, or used as a sauce over just about anything. Wrap in a tortilla for great green chili burros. If you like to make a chili stew, you can by using 2 pounds London Broil cut in 1" squares instead of ground beef. We hope you will try our recipe. Let us know what you think if you do! Nos vemos mas tarde!

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