Slow Cooker Pork Chili Verde

Slow Cooker Pork Chili Verde — a delicious, flavorful chili full of fork tender cubes of pork, white beans, tomatillos and green chilies, perfect for an easy weeknight meal or a casual dinner party.

Slow Cooker Pork Chile Verde

Salsa Verde

I fell in love with salsa verde while traveling around in Mexico. Salsa verde, or “green salsa” is made with tomatillos, which are kind of a green tangy type of tomato. I love them.

Now, anytime I see something “verde” on a restaurant menu, I’m ordering it. Or, if I come across a recipe such as this Chili Verde, which I’ve adapted from Better Homes and Gardens, I just have to try it.


Slow Cooker Pork Chile Verde

This Slow Cooker Pork Chili Verde has become a family favorite. My girls gobble it up. My son loves the pork, though is not yet a bean lover (I keep trying), so I usually end up making him some white rice to go with this.

My parents came to visit us this week in Massachusetts, on their way home to Maryland from a trip to Canada and Maine. They were going to be here for dinner, but they didn’t know what time.

So, it was a perfect time for me to pull out the slow cooker (or as we tend to call it, the crock pot). I love using my slow cooker. Dinner can simmer away all day, be ready for a 5:30pm dinner for the kids, then be kept warm for hours until guests arrive and it’s time for dinner number two.

Slow Cooker Pork Chile Verde

This flavorful Slow Cooker Pork Chili Verde is so easy to make, just put all the ingredients in your slow cooker in the morning. It simmers away all day and when you get home, dinner is ready and your house smells amazing.

This delicious Slow Cooker Pork Chili Verde makes a lot and is also great for a casual dinner party, potluck, tail gate, game day or other fall get together.

Slow Cooker Pork Chili Verde

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 6 hours

Total Time: 6 hours, 25 minutes

Yield: 8 main dish servings

Slow Cooker Pork Chili Verde

Slow Cooker Pork Chili Verde -- a delicious, flavorful chili full of fork tender cubes of pork, white beans, tomatillos and green chilies, perfect for an easy weeknight meal or a casual dinner party.

Ingredients

  • 3 ½ pounds boneless pork butt, trimmed and cut into 1 inch chunks
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 (15 oz) cans white beans, such as Cannellini, Navy or Great Northern, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (26 oz) can tomatillos, drained and chopped
  • 1 (4 oz) can diced green chile peppers, undrained
  • 1 cup chopped onion (1 medium-large onion)
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 ½ teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (14 oz) can chicken broth
  • 7 oz baby spinach
  • 3 teaspoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • light sour cream and snipped fresh cilantro for topping (optional)

Instructions

  1. Pat pork chunks dry with a paper towel, to remove any excess moisture. Season pork with ½ teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoon pepper.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook pork, in batches if necessary, stirring often for 5 minutes or until browned. Remove pork from skillet and place in 6-quart slow cooker.
  3. Add white beans, tomatillos, green chile peppers, onion, garlic, cumin and 1 teaspoon salt to slow cooker. Pour chicken broth over mixture.
  4. Cover and cook on high heat for 5-6 hours or on low heat for 7-9 hours or until pork is fork tender.
  5. Stir in baby spinach and lime juice.
  6. Serve and top with sour cream and fresh cilantro if desired.
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Adapted from bhg.com.

Slow Cooker Pork Chili Verde — a delicious, flavorful chili full of fork tender cubes of pork, white beans, tomatillos and green chilies, perfect for an easy weeknight meal or a casual dinner party.

43 comments

  1. Sarah says:

    I made this today and not only did I LOVE it, but my whole family did! We skipped the cilantro and it was still delish. My kids wanted more and I am now stuffed. Thanks!

  2. Erlene says:

    This sounds like something my family would enjoy eating and we actually eat rice with all sorts of soups, chili, and everything else. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday. Pinned.
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  5. Pat says:

    Love, love this dish! I used to have a recipe from a friend in New Mexico but lost it. This one is very similar so thanks for sharing! Love that it’s made in a crock pot.

    Just found your blog and so happy I did! I’m now following and look forward to more recipes. Several of the photos look like something Texans would love! 🙂

    xo
    Pat
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