2012 - Tom's Famous Green Chili Stew

by Tom Pardikes

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Tom Pardikes- from Plymouth, Michigan- became the first ever Homestyle World Champion! Tom began his quest to cook the best pot of chili in 2007, and since then has competed in three WCCC events!

Ingredients

3 lbs. cubed pork roast
4 slices of semi-cooked bacon - chopped fine
14 oz. chicken broth
1 cup diced onion
1 10 oz. can green enchilada sauce
1 16 oz. jar verde salsa
1 diced green pepper
1 diced red sweet pepper
1 diced yellow sweet pepper
2 tbsp. chicken base
24 oz. diced green chile peppers - divided in half
4 cloves diced garlic
1/4 cup cilantro chopped fine
2 diced serrano peppers
8 oz. cooked navy beans
8 oz. cooked northern white beans

Spices:
2 1/2 tbsp. cumin
2 1/2 tbsp. green chili powder
1 tsp. celery salt

1/4 cup ground corn chips
tabasco green sauce for heat

Instructions

Cook pork until gray - drain meat well.

In large pot combine all ingredients except the spices and corn chips, adding only 12 oz. of diced green chile peppers.

Simmer for 1 hour and then add spices and remaining diced green chile peppers.

Cook for 30 - 60 minutes more or until the pork is tender.

Salt to taste.

Add tabasco green hot sauce for heat!

Stir in ground corn chips before serving.