Do you like it spicy?

December 19, 2008 | Cooking, Friends, Holidays

Try some Chili Verde Christmas morning over your eggs with a side of Tortillas. I have a recipe that actually is two in one. And the best thing is, it makes enough to freeze for more meals!

Hi Everyone, I’m Mary Martinez from Utah and wanted to share a family favorite with you.

The first thing I do is take a Kirkland pork sirloin tip roast (other brands will work, too) and cook it in the crock pot all day. When it’s done I cut off a chunk and weigh it until I have 16 oz (1 lb) and put it in the fridge. Then with what is left I either have a pork dinner with potatoes, etc or I make Zatarains Red beans and rice with the rest of the pork pulled/shredded into the beans and rice.

Then the next day I do my Verde.

I pull/shred with my fingers the 16 oz pulled pork into the crock pot.

Then I add the following:

3 – 28 oz. cans Las Palmas Green chili enchilada sauce
1 ¾ cup chopped green bell pepper
1 ¾ cup chopped red bell pepper
1 cup chopped jalapeños
¾ cup chopped red hot peppers
1 ¾ cup chopped onion
½ tsp chili powder or to taste

I cook on low for about 3 hours

I usually want to thicken it so I scoop out liquid into a bowl and mix it with flour (optional). I use a fork to stir until creamy and not lumpy. Then I add it to the pot of Verde and cook for another hour on low.

I serve with rice and refried beans and tortilla’s and shredded cheese.

Nutrition w/flour
Serving size 1 cup
Calories 124
Total Fat 6 grams
Saturated fat 0 grams
Trans fat 0 grams
Cholesterol 19 mg
Sodium 768 mg
Total carbohydrate 13grams
Dietary fiber 3 grams
Sugars 2 grams
Protein 8 grams
Vit. A 11%
Vit. C 68%
Calcium 1 %
Iron 4 %
(% based on daily requirements)

Nutrition – same recipe without added flour to thicken
1 cup serving
Calories 112
Total Fat 6 grams
Saturated fat 0 grams
Trans fat 0 grams
Cholesterol 19 mg
Sodium 802 mg
Total carbohydrate 10 grams
Dietary fiber 3 grams
Sugars 2 grams
Protein 7 grams
Vit. A 11%
Vit. C 71%
Calcium 1 %
Iron 3 %
(% based on daily requirements)

Relaxing with a good book is ideal while your cock pot does all the work for this perfect breakfast to spice up your morning!

Aspen Mountain Press

Rissa isn’t as surprised as she should be that her husband left her. She’d had an idea for a few years he wasn’t being faithful. She’d buried her head in the sand for the sake of the twins. He left her four month’s earlier, and now he’s asked her to clear all of his possessions out of their home and do with them what she wants. As she boxes everything for Good Will she comes across her old diaries. In them she finds her entry of the pact she made with Robert, Bobby, Graham to meet in Twenty-five years. That date is in two weeks. Would he be there?

Rob Graham has loved Rissa for as long as he remembered. When they’d been in high school she’d only thought of him as a buddy, the brother she never had. Would she remember their pact? If she did, would she be there?

Hope you enjoy the recipes. Happy Holidays!

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6 Responses to “Do you like it spicy?”

  1. Sloane Says:

    Hi Mary,

    This sounds like a wonderful way to kick start Christmas morning. Studs is over here salavating.:)

    Congratulations on MEET ME IN FANTASYLAND. It’s a great read.

    Thanks for posting today!

  2. Ginger Says:

    Yummy recipe and excerpt Mary. Seasons greetings and thanks for sharing.


  3. Phyllis Campbell Says:

    Hi, Mary! Good to see you someplace other than Utah…since I always see you in Utah. heeheee

    Just reading through that Chili Verde made my mouth hot. lol There was a lady at work that used to make it when we had pig-out days, and dang, was that hot. It wasn’t until the last day she was there (she retired) when I found out that eating it with guacamole helps take out the burn. Oh well…it was good while it lasted.

    Congrats on your new released, too!


  4. Destiny Blaine Says:

    Hi Mary and Sloane,

    I wanted to stop by to say Merry Christmas and now I can leave with much needed new recipes. Thanks for letting me know Mary stopped by to blog, Sloane. Have a wonderful day, ladies.


  5. Caroline Says:

    Hi Mary,
    This recipe sounds wonderful, too. I have your 15 bean soup but havent made it yet. I will though because one of my sons comes home tonight and the other on Sunday! I’m looking forward to it.

    Thanks for the recipe and congratulations on Fantasy!!

    Merry Christmas!

  6. Mary Says:

    Thanks everyone for stopping by to check out my recipes. I hope you enjoy them.

    Caroline, your son’s will love the bean soup.

    Everyone please have a save and wonderful holiday,