This Pork Chile Verde features tender pieces of pork simmered in a flavorful tomatillo sauce. This delicious chile verde recipe is tasty, a bit spicy and made easy thanks to a few shortcuts!
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Pork Chile Verde

This Pork Chile Verde features tender pieces of pork simmered in a flavorful tomatillo sauce. This delicious chile verde recipe is tasty, a bit spicy and made easy thanks to a few shortcuts!
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Chile Verde, Pork Chile Verde
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 348kcal
Author Kathy McDaniel

Ingredients

  • 3 - 4 pounds pork butt (or shoulder), cubed
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 - 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 11-ounces canned tomatillos
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 16-ounces jar salsa verde
  • 1 10-ounces can green enchilada sauce
  • 1 4-ounces can diced green chile (I use mild)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon liquid smoke
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup water or chicken broth

Instructions

  • Season the pork with salt, pepper and 1/2 teaspoon of cumin.
  • In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of oil over medium - high heat. Working in batches (to not overcrowd the skillet), add the pork to the skillet and cook until golden brown. Add additional oil, if needed. Transfer the seared pork to the slow cooker.
  • Add the tomatillos to a food processor and blend until smooth. Transfer the tomatillos to the slow cooker.
  • Add the onions, garlic, salsa verde, green enchilada sauce, diced green chiles, oregano, cumin and liquid smoke to the crockpot. Mix to combine.
  • Cook on low for 6 hours or on high for 4 hours. About an hour before serving, mix 3 tablespoons of cornstarch with 1/4 cup of water or chicken broth. Stir in the cornstarch mixture and cook for an additional hour. Adjust seasoning to taste and serve!

Nutrition

Calories: 348kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 136mg | Sodium: 166mg | Potassium: 903mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 65IU | Vitamin C: 5.7mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 3.5mg