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Green Chile Ribs

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 5 hours


8 servings

Updated: Oct. 03, 2022
I like my food with a spicy kick; my wife does not. These ribs with green chiles suit her taste. For more firepower, add cayenne or jalapenos. —Guy Newton, Nederland, Colorado
Green Chile Ribs Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 4 pounds pork baby back ribs
  • 2 tablespoons ground cumin, divided
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 jar (16 ounces) salsa verde
  • 3 cans (4 ounces each) chopped green chiles
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Additional minced fresh cilantro


  1. Cut ribs into serving-size pieces; rub with 1 tablespoon cumin. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Brown ribs in batches. Place ribs in a 6-qt. slow cooker.
  2. Add onion to same pan; cook and stir 2-3 minutes or until onion is tender. Add salsa verde, green chiles, broth, 1/4 cup cilantro, flour, garlic, cayenne and remaining cumin to slow cooker. Cook, covered, on low 5-6 hours or until meat is tender. Sprinkle with additional cilantro.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 349 calories, 25g fat (8g saturated fat), 81mg cholesterol, 797mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 24g protein.

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