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.

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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
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 1 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • Hot cooked rice
  • Flour tortillas, warmed

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 312 calories, 12g fat (4g saturated fat), 102mg cholesterol, 616mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 37g protein


  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, jalapenos and cilantro. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours or until meat is tender.
  2. In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into pork mixture. Cover and cook on high for 30 minutes or until thickened. 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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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."

Reviewed Nov. 16, 2015

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

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."

Reviewed Jan. 24, 2014

"This super simple to make and very tasty."

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."

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