Slow cooker pork stew - chile verde Recipe

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This is an easy and tasty version of chile verde that I adapted from a slow cooker cookbook. This keeps very well for 3-4 days, and honestly tastes as good if not better reheated. You can also serve it inside tortillas as a taco or burrito for a second meal. Enjoy!

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Servings: 12


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  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
  • 3 lbs fresh lean boneless pork butt, cut into cubes
  • 2 medium white onions, thinly sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomatillos, drained & chopped or 1 cup husked and chopped fresh tomatillo
  • 1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chilies, drained
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 large tomato, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped or 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 4 cups cooked brown rice (or white rice if you prefer)
  • For Garnish
  • 1 cup chopped avocado
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • Lime wedges
  • Chili sauce (e.g. Tapatio or similar)


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add pork; cook 10 minutes or until browned on all sides. Remove and set aside.
  3. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in skillet. Add onions, garlic, cumin, and oregano; cook and stir 2 minutes or until soft.
  4. Combine pork, onion mixture and remaining ingredients except rice and garnishes in a slow cooker; mix well.
  5. Cover and cook on low 5 hours or until pork is tender and barely pink in center.
  6. Serve in bowls over the cooked rice and garnish.
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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 216g
Recipe makes 12 servings
Calories 239  
Calories from Fat 90 38%
Total Fat 10.14g 13%
Saturated Fat 2.66g 11%
Trans Fat 0.09g  
Cholesterol 49mg 16%
Sodium 270mg 11%
Potassium 460mg 13%
Total Carbs 19.75g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2.8g 9%
Sugars 2.0g 1%
Protein 17.12g 27%



  • John Spottiswood
    February 5, 2013
    This is darn close to as good as my traditional (more laborious) chile verde recipe. If you're craving a full flavored chile verde, and don't want to spend much time in the kitchen, this is a fantastic alternative.
    I've cooked/tasted this recipe!


    • ShaleeDP
      February 12, 2013
      This sounds good. Sometime soon i will really try to do this one. Sounds tasty.
      • Debbie
        February 11, 2013
        Hello...this looks wonderful! I know it's a cooked traditionally with pork, can I do this with chicken? If so, thigh meat?
        • Veronica Gantley
          February 6, 2013
          Gosh Nancy this looks delicious! Anything in the slow cooker makes my life better. Thanks for sharing with us!

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