Green Chile Shredded Pork

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 6 hours


8 servings

Updated: Aug. 01, 2023
Pork green chili made in the slow cooker always makes my hungry family happy. Getting creative with the leftovers is part of the fun. —Mary Shivers, Ada, Oklahoma
Green Chile Shredded Pork Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 boneless pork loin roast (3 to 4 pounds)
  • 1-1/2 cups apple cider or juice
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chiles, drained
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons hot pepper sauce
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 16 flour tortillas (8 inches)
  • Optional toppings: chopped peeled mango, shredded lettuce, chopped fresh cilantro and lime wedges


  1. Place pork in a 5- or 6-qt. slow cooker. In a small bowl, mix cider, green chiles, garlic, salt, pepper sauce, chili powder, pepper, cumin and oregano; pour over pork. Cook, covered, on low 6-8 hours or until meat is tender.
  2. Remove roast; cool slightly. Shred pork with two forks. Return to slow cooker; heat through. Using tongs, serve pork in tortillas with toppings as desired.

Can you freeze Green Chile Shredded Pork?

Place shredded pork in freezer containers; top with cooking juices. Cool and freeze. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally.

Green Chili Shredded Pork Tips

What is pork green chili?

Pork green chili originated in New Mexico and is a flavorful dish consisting of pork, green chilies and seasonings. Although it has been adapted over many years and has different variations, the New Mexico version is still the most popular and authentic, especially when made with fresh green chilies (like poblano, hatch or Anaheim) that have been roasted.
Check out all of our best recipes from New Mexico.

Are green chilies hot?

The canned green chilies in this recipe are not hot. They have a mild, subtle smoky flavor.

What else can I do with shredded pork?

Shredded pork can be used in many recipes, including tacos, lettuce wraps and salad. Research contributed by Sarah Fischer, Taste of Home Culinary Assistant

Nutrition Facts

2 filled tortillas (calculated without optional toppings): 559 calories, 15g fat (5g saturated fat), 85mg cholesterol, 1032mg sodium, 62g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 4g fiber), 42g protein.