Slow Cooker Pork Chili Verde

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This is easily the BEST chili verde that I have EVER had! The pork is tender and full of amazing flavor and is made right in the slow cooker! 

Slow Cooker Pork Chili Verde in pita tacos in a black plate with fresh limes on the side.

We celebrated my birthday this weekend. My kiddos have been terribly sick all week and my hubby’s grandfather passed away and he had to leave to Minnesota. This is what I like to call #momlife. Nothing ever goes quite as planned, especially birthdays. But we were able to make the best of the day and I had such a fun day spending time with my favorite 3 kids! We went out to eat at my favorite Chinese restaurant (you know my love for Chinese) and ended the night snuggling and watching the Good Dinosaur. I wouldn’t have had the day any other way!

The night before my birthday I made the BEST chili verde that I have ever had. Honestly with my first bite I instantly thought that this was better than any restaurant that I have been to.

It is easily thrown in the slow cooker within minutes and cooks to tender and flavorful perfection!

Slow cooker pork Chile Verde with a wooden spoon.

This Chili Verde is complete with a green enchilada sauce, salsa verde, tomatillos, and green chilis. It is simple but the flavor will knock your socks off! I like to cube my pork meat but you can also shred it if desired. Both will be amazing and the pork is so tender and delicious.

You can serve it in tacos, burritos, or even over some white rice. You are going to quickly agree that this is a restaurant quality meal that can be made right at home. You will love it!

Close up photo a pork Chile Verde with a wooden spoon and a fresh cut lime on top.

Slow Cooker Pork Chili Verde in pita tacos on a black plate with fresh cut limes on the side.

Slow Cooker Pork Chili Verde

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This is easily the BEST chili verde that I have EVER had! The pork is tender and full of amazing flavor and is made right in the slow cooker!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 15 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings: 8 Servings

Ingredients
  

  • 4-5 lbs. boneless pork shoulder cubed
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 28 ounce canned tomatillos
  • ½ cup onion chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 14 ounce green enchilada sauce
  • 16 ounce salsa verde
  • 4 ounce diced green chilies
  • ½ Tablespoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch

Instructions
 

  • In a medium sized skillet, add olive oil and heat over medium high heat. Brown the sides of the pork and add them to the slow cooker.
  • In a food processor add the tomatillos and blend until smooth. Add it to the slow cooker alone with chopped onion, garlic, green enchilada sauce, salsa verde, green chilies, cumin, dried oregano, and salt.
  • Cook on low for 6 hours or on high for 4. An hour before serving, take out 1 cup of juice from slow cooker and whisk it with the cornstarch. Add it back to the slow cooker and allow to thicken and cook for about 1 more hour.


Nutrition

Serves: 8

Calories399kcal (20%)Carbohydrates17g (6%)Protein53g (106%)Fat11g (17%)Saturated Fat3g (15%)Cholesterol136mg (45%)Sodium1255mg (52%)Potassium1286mg (37%)Fiber3g (12%)Sugar12g (13%)Vitamin A815IU (16%)Vitamin C17mg (21%)Calcium38mg (4%)Iron3mg (17%)

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican
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Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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  1. I just turned off the slow cooker, and this chili verde is amazing! I used Hatch Valley 505 salsa verde and added cilantro at the end. The pork came out super tender and the flavors are fantastic. I will be making this again and going through your recipes to find my next dish. Thank you!

  2. This recipe is delicious and so easy! Husband and kids approved! Served with lime wedges, mexican crema, cilantro, and sliced radishes. ?

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