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Navajo Green Chili

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Category: Chili, Meat

 Ingredients List

  • 3 lb Pork shoulder, trimmed of f
  • 3 tb Bacon grease
  • 1/3 c Flour
  • 3 Medium onions chopped
  • 4 Or 6 cloves of garlic, minc
  • 2 16 oz. cans of whole green
  • 2 c Stewed tomatos
  • 1 6oz. can tomato paste
  • 3 c Water
  • 2 1/2 ts Salt
  • 1/2 ts Dried, ground Mexican orega


Melt bacon grease in a skillet over med-high heat. Put flour into a paper
bag and shake the meat with the flour to coat meat. Add the meat to the
bacon grease a little at a time and brown well & evenly. Remove the meat to
a 5 qt. Dutch oven. Add the onions & garlic to the skillet and saute until
transluscent. Add these to the pork in the pot. Stir in the remaining
ingredients, bring pot to a boil, and keep stirring every 2-3 minutes. When
boiling lower heat to low & simmer for 45 minutes. Taste, adjust seasonings
as per personal taste, and cook for 30 mins. more.
This recipe comes to us from the Native Americans we call the Navajo.
They call themselves the Di-neh. It is a great chili and deserves your
attention! Enjoy!
*Source: Mary R. Neh, Economist, Navajo Cultural Center

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