3 pounds beef butt, cubed (with fat)
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon lemon pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground oregano
4 cloves garlic, minced
3 cups Salsa Verde, recipe follows
1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
2 small cans green chiles, minced
1 large yellow onion, chopped
12 tomatillos, husks removed
4 cloves garlic
2 jalapenos, stemmed
1 serrano pepper, stemmed
1 small yellow onion, chopped
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped
1 teaspoon salt
In a large skillet, add the beef butt, salt, black pepper, lemon pepper, oregano and garlic and cook for 10 minutes. Add the Salsa Verde, cilantro, cumin, green chiles and onions and cook for another 5 minutes. Transfer to a slow cooker, cover and cook on high for 30 minutes. Turn the heat down to low and cook for 3 to 3 1/2 hours.
In a saucepan, boil the tomatillos, garlic, jalapenos, serrano and half of the onions in 2 cups water until the mixture floats to the top of the saucepan, about 30 minutes. Strain out the pulp and reserve the liquid.
In a food processor, blend the pulp with the remaining onions, the cilantro, salt and 3/4 cup of the reserved liquid.