Delicious. I started out trying to duplicate the "smothered" sauce from our favorite smothered burrito place. This isn't it, but it is delicious! (I think more green chile and less tomatillo would do it.) A perfect New Mexicoan chile verde. (Oh how I miss the food in Albuquerque.) I followed the recipe almost exactly. My market only had 3 poblanos and I couldn't get my mind around bell peppers, so I ended up using the 3 poblanos plus about 12 Anaheims. I also used 6 jalapenos, since they were really small. The main difference, though, was that I roasted everything first. I roasted the chiles so I could peel them. (I hate the plastic-y bits of peel that you find in your food after you cook raw peppers and the flavor is SO much better.) Then I cut the tomatillos in half, put them cut side down on a cookie sheet and baked them until they kind of exploded and collapsed. They're a richer and deeper flavor if you roast them first. Also, the cilantro I bought was kind of gross, so I ended up using only about a third of the bunch. Cubing up the pork shoulder was a huge pain, so I think I'll use a leaner cut in the future - maybe some thin-cut chops? Easier to cube and way less fat. I left the whole thing simmering while we went to a party and I think I'll always cook it a long time in the future, so the leaner cut shouldn't end up tough.
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Delicious. I started out trying to duplicate the "smothered" sauce from our favorite...