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Pork Chili Verde Recipe

Pork Chili Verde Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 312 calories, 12 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 102 mg cholesterol, 616 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 37 g protein.

Reviews for Pork Chili Verde

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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."

Reviewed Jun. 27, 2013

"Easy and so yummy!"

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."

Reviewed Oct. 15, 2011

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

Reviewed Jan. 23, 2011

"Very good, smells great"

Reviewed Dec. 9, 2010

"This is my first review........... I didn't click on the 5 stars! Yes, it's that good!"

Reviewed Dec. 9, 2010

"I make this once a month and my husband thinks it's a new recipe every time! Yes, it is that good!"

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Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

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