Pork Chili Verde Recipe
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Pork Chili Verde Recipe

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Pork slowly stews with jalapenos, onion, green enchilada sauce and spices in this flavor-packed Mexican dish. It's great on its own or stuffed in a warm tortilla with sour cream, grated cheese or olives on the side. —Kimberly Burke, Chico, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 6-1/2 hours
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 6-1/2 hours
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 boneless pork sirloin roast (3 pounds), cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 4 medium carrots, sliced
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 can (28 ounces) green enchilada sauce
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 1 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • Hot cooked rice
  • Flour tortillas, warmed


  1. In a large skillet, saute the pork, carrots, onion and garlic in oil in batches until pork is browned. Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker. Add the enchilada sauce, water, jalapenos and cilantro. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours or until meat is tender. Serve with rice and tortillas. Yield: 8 servings.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Originally published as Pork Chili Verde in Country Woman January/February 2006, p47

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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KarenKeefe User ID: 2062961 265612
Reviewed May. 6, 2017

"My husband loved this recipe! Will definitely make again!"

king1234 User ID: 7633957 255182
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2016

"5 stars the best I've ever eaten. I used my homemade hatch Chile Verde for the sauce"

LindaGlen5 User ID: 7472862 249553
Reviewed Jun. 18, 2016

"This recipe is great! Our family loved it. I had left over pork loin chops that I had made a couple nights ago that was cooked with apples, onions and cumin. The sweetness of the apples and the spice of this enchilada sauce in this recipe not only really complimented this dish but was fast to put together since the chops were already cooked. I just mixed them together in a dutch oven after making the sauce and let them simmer covered to melge for a while. Wow! Definite keeper."

msmonika User ID: 7440802 237457
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2015

"Super delicious, we loved it! It's a staple in our home."

lolohiser User ID: 5362556 217305
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2015

"This is great but it might be easier to leave the jalapeno on the side so you could leave the amount of spice up to the individual person."

spiker1 User ID: 264159 78075
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2014

"This super simple to make and very tasty."

Dan769 User ID: 7344207 76573
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2013

"This was very easy to make. I always look for opportunities to use my slow cookers.

It was so good tasting my wife thought that I went all out to cook it."

MY REVIEW User ID: 5326454 160377
Reviewed Jun. 27, 2013

"easy and so yummy!"

Carrie2440 User ID: 6423542 207542
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2012

"Hubby loved it, really is a great recipe. The next time I make it I'll cut back just a little on the cilantro, though. I love cilantro so it may have been a "heavy" cup, but even so the recipe was still fabulous. Served over brown rice."

crystallscott User ID: 6224248 151338
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2011

"This was easy and delicious my family loved it!!"

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