Charley Favorite Chili Verde

We love Mexican Food. We Love It! If we don’t have Mexican food for a couple of days, the cravings start. So we take recipes and modify them to match our cooking style, our available ingredients and of course our taste. Seems simple enough. And when easy recipes hit the jackpot, I am ready to use them again and again and share them with friends as we carry on about our recipes.

So, after several attempts at Chili Verde, Anet, Judith and I agreed that this is our favorite Chili Verde recipe. It is suited our taste buds very well. The biggest problem is that we want to eat more, even when we are full.

One Brown Onion – Minced and two or three three fresh jalapenos seeded, minced and sauteed

a pound or so of pork (loins, chops or whatever) cut into cubes (your choice of size  – say half inch cubes) and browned in a bit of oil.

put it all into a crock pot with a couple cups of Herdez Green Chili Verde Salsa – enough salsa to cover the ingredients 

Mix gently and Let it cook on medium for a couple hours (or more) and serve over rice (or just bet a big bowl of it!).

Easy, Tasty, Satisfying, Smells terrific, and We are happy. Herdez - Fabulous - Charley Carlin

I have found that I like to add potatoes as well (or instead of) with the pork. I chunk the potatoes and boil them till fully cooked, rinse and add them to the mix – and extra sauce if needed Keep everything covered and the masterpiece is on the way..

Do the same with carrots as well. works great, tastes great and We Love It!

Charley’s Fajita Spice Mix

We consulted the internet and found several recipes, examining the feel, flavor, and core tastes of the fajita spice mix! To get the taste that other chefs like and modify it to match our tastes and our pantry is always the challenge, but I find it really easy!  A little more of this, a little less of that, oh my we have noe of this, or something like that and you will be file. Some leave out the garlic, some leave out the cayenne, everyone has their fears, loves, and exclusions. I encourage you to develop your own version, we have fun, and you just might too!  

So here it comes, our version:


1 Tablespoon chili powder
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons smoked paprika
2 teaspoons garlic powder (optional)
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt to taste
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

No Disclaimers, Only good tastes, every different version is like going to a different restaurant.