Pork Chile Verde

Pork Chile Verde is made of tender pieces of pork simmered in a flavorful tomatillo and chile broth, combined with warm flour tortillas, this is the perfect Mexican comfort meal!

Pork Chile Verde
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Chile Verde with tender bites of pork paired with rice and beans, and some warm flour tortillas are the perfect combination for a delicious dinner meal. This flavorful dish will bring the whole family together on a cold winter night. 

This Pork Chile Verde recipe is a great combination of savory flavors with a spicy kick. Spicy is based on more or fewer peppers in the Tomatillo Chile Verde sauce.

Chile Verde can be made with chicken or pork and can be made in the slow cooker or right on the stovetop. Tomatillo Chile Verde sauce can be made the day before, or store-bought tomatillo Chile Verde sauce can be used but I recommend homemade.

For This Recipe, You Will Need

  • Meat - Boneless pork shoulder (boneless chicken breast can be used)

  • Onion - Yellow or white
  • Tomatillos - should be firm, not squishy
  • Cilantro
  • Chile peppers - JalapeƱos or serranos
  • Garlic
  • Spices - Ground cumin, Mexican Oregano, black pepper, and salt
  • Chicken stock or broth
  • Lime Juice
  • All-purpose flour
  • Cooking oil - Olive oil, or vegetable oil

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How to Make this Recipe


  • Cut pork into cubes, coat cubes with flour, and add oil to a stockpot, sear meat until golden brown on medium-high heat
  • Remove pork from the pot.
  • Over medium heat add the chopped onion, garlic, salt, and pepper to the stockpot, and saute until transparent.
  • Add the cumin, pork, and chicken stock to the stockpot, and cook for 1/2 hour on medium heat or until the meat is tender.
  • Make the Chile Verde Sauce while the meat cooks. 
  • Add Chile Verde sauce to cover the pork in the pot completely, and cook an additional 1/2 hour on low heat. Season with salt to taste.

  • Make the Chile Verde Sauce 
  • Coat pork cubes with flour, and sear in a large skillet 
  • Place meat, spices, broth, onions, garlic, and chile verde sauce into the slow cooker on low for 6-9 hours, or high for 4-6 hours. Season with salt to taste. Enjoy!

Why You Will Love This Recipe
  • Pork Chile Verde is a very versatile dish
  •  It is perfect as a filling for a burrito 
  • Delicious Pork Chile Verde Chimichanga topped with guacamole
  • If you love rice bowls! top Cilantro Rice with this delicious Pork Verde 
  • Top Sopes with this delicious meat

Storing Pork Chile Verde
Refrigerator - Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
Freezer - Store in an airtight container for up to 3 months in the freezer

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Pork Chile Verde