Christmas Recipes

Navajo Green Chili


3 lb. pork shoulder, cut and trimmed of fat

2 c. stewed tomatoes
3 Tbs. bacon grease
1/3 c. flour
3 c. water
3 medium onions, chopped
2 1/2 tsp. salt
4-6 cloves of garlic, minced
1/2 tsp. dried, ground Mexican oregano

2 16 oz. cans of whole green chilies


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 and evenly. Remove the meat to a 5 qt. Dutch oven. Add the onions and garlic to the skillet and saute until translucent. 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 and simmer for 45 minutes. Taste, adjust seasonings to per personal taste, and cook for 30 minutes 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!

Makes 6 Servings
Prep Time: 40 min.
Cook Time: 30 min.

Added On: 2008-06-23
Submitted By: Mary R. Neh
Filed under the following categories:
¬ Pork ¬ Tomato ¬ Dinner ¬ American

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