Chilebrown at home

Saturday, February 9, 2008


"In some social circles, I am known as Chileverde". That is a quote from my infamous 6 minutes of fame on Joey Altman's "Bay Cafe". I now go by Chilebrown. Today I am making my award winning Chileverde. Well, sort of award winning. It took the 'Peoples Choice' award at the "Calistoga Beer,Sausage and Chili Festival". The judges voted the Police Captain First and the Fire Chief Second. I have a little twist to kick up my chili. I barbeque all the vegetables and Meat. Lets start with the ingredients.

8 pounds of Pork Shoulder (Butt)
1 pound of tomatillas
1 TBL honey
2 onions
1 TBL cumin
Dry Rub
salt and pepper
1 TBL oregano
1 head of garlic
8-10 large Anaheim style peppers. If you can get New Hatch, I am jealous.

Take the Pork Shoulder and cut into 3 or 4 large steaks. Take a dry rub and rub the meat( I am using 'Survival Spice' )
Fire up your barbeque. Today I am using a custom Weber. It has a motor on the bottom. The Motor drives a shaft that rotates the grill. It is pretty slick. You do not have hot spots. You can basicaly just put the meat on the grill,put the lid on and walk away. I let them cook for about 30 minutes on a Medium Heat.
Take the meat off and let cool. I then cut the meat into small cubes. I discard as much fat and gristle that I can.
It is now time to grill the vegetables. I wrap the garlic in foil. I cut the onion into quarters. I get a good char on everything. Let them cool. Place everything in a food processor with the cilantro. Add a little water to get things turning. Pulse until you have a chunky mixture.
Combine your veggies and meat mixture. Add honey, oregano, cumin and salt and pepper to taste. Add some more water to make a thick soupy mixture. Simmer for aprox 1 hour.
I like to serve the chili over rice with a dallop of Sour Cream


meathenge said...

Motor under the kettle? Damn man, that IS slick. I'd almost buy a weber if it had a motor on it.


meathenge said...

Hey, you gotta see if any of your digital cameras take little movies. And take a little movie of the weber spinning, that would be so cool!

cookiecrumb said...

Oh, it's gorgeous. I'm planting tomatillos soon.

Chileverde. Heh. I like it.