ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Chile Verde Wonderful and Delicious

Updated on October 27, 2012

Easy Chile Verde

Being born and raised in Los Angeles I consider myself to be a connoisseur of Mexican food, at least of the Los Angeles kind. I know Texas, New Mexico and other states have their versions which differ hugely from my home state's variety.

My favorite Mexican dish is Chile Verde and I order it at every new Mexican restaurant I travel to. I judge a good Mexican restaurant by their chile Verde.

I learned to make this dish by trial and error and mimicking, as much as I can, the chile Verde of my favorite Mexican restaurant, Leo's in Inglewood, California. A family run business since 1940--so you know it has to be good.

Prep. Time: about 30 mins.

Cook time: Simmer at least an hour, the longer the better.


I-Pork tenderloin.

1-Lime average size.

1-can of Ortega whole chilies. (small can about 3 to 6 oz. size)

1-can of green enchilada sauce (16 oz size)

1-can of Hernandez Verde salsa (or similar brand, small 5 oz size)

Flour to drag cubed pork through before browning meat.

1-small shallot

3-cloves of garlic

1/2 teaspoon of onion powder

1/2 teaspoon of chili powder

1/2 teaspoon of paprika

salt and pepper

1/4 cup of vegetable oil.


Take pork tenderloin out of wrapper. Cut pork into bite sized cubes. Place cubed meat into large bowl. Cut lime and squeeze juice onto cubed pork. Add salt and pepper. Let pork marinate for 15-20 minutes in lime juice, salt and pepper.

While meat is marinating, use a large soup pot to add the green chili enchilada sauce, Ortega chilies (whole do not dice) and the Verde salsa. Put on low heat and simmer uncovered.

Chop shallot and garlic. Sauté in oil for a few seconds. Leave shallot and garlic in pan. Turn down or off heat. Burned garlic is not good. Drag cubed pork through flour. Brown pork in oil in same pan as shallot and garlic. Add paprika, onion and chili powder. Cook until pork is browned. Add salt and pepper. Drain oil and add meat to green sauce in the large soup pot that has been simmering.

Simmer on low heat for an hour or more.

Serve with Spanish rice and fresh flour tortillas.

Hot chili Verde is good with condiments like fresh chopped avocado, cilantro and sour cream.




Chili Verde is one of those dishes that tastes even better the next day!

  • Calories20.7
  • Total Fat0.6 g
  • Saturated Fat0.0 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat0.0 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat0.0 g
  • Cholesterol0.0 mg
  • Sodium0.0 mg
  • Potassium0.0 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate2.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber0.7 g
  • Sugars0.0 g
  • Protein1.2 g
  • Vitamin A0.0 %
  • Vitamin B-120.0 %
  • Vitamin B-60.0 %
  • Vitamin C0.0 %
  • Vitamin D0.0 %
  • Vitamin E0.0 %
  • Calcium0.0 %
  • Copper0.0 %
  • Folate0.0 %
  • Iron0.0 %
  • Magnesium0.0 %
  • Manganese0.0 %
  • Niacin0.0 %
  • Pantothenic Acid0.0 %
  • Phosphorus0.0 %
  • Riboflavin0.0 %
  • Selenium0.0 %
  • Thiamin0.0 %
  • Zinc0.0 %

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)