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crock pot pork green chili

Pork Crock Pot Chili Verde Recipe

  • Author: Rebecca Baron
  • Prep Time: 45 minutes
  • Cook Time: 360 minutes
  • Total Time: 405 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Paleo


This is so good all on its own. You could make it on the stovetop as well, just simmer everything in a covered pot on medium heat for 2 hours. You would need to add another 3 cups of chicken broth as well.


  • 2 lbs Tomatillos (husks removed)
  • 2 Anaheim Peppers
  • 2 Tbl Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 3 lb Pork Roast (cut into 1" cubes)
  • 2 Yellow Onions (cut into thick chunks)
  • 5 Cloves Garlic (chopped)
  • 1 tsp Ground Oregano
  • 1 Tbl Ground Cumin
  • 1/2 tsp Paprika
  • 1/2 tsp Chili Powder
  • 2 tsp Coarse Real Salt *
  • 1 Bunch Fresh Cilantro (bottom stems cut off)
  • 4 oz Can Green Chilis
  • 2 1/2 C Chicken Broth
  • Fresh Lime (to garnish)
  • Avocado (to garnish)


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Line a baking sheet with tin foil. Place the tomatillos (halve them if they are large) and the poblano or anaheim peppers on the lined baking sheet and place them on the top rack of the oven.
  2. Roast for 25-30 minutes, or until the tops are charred.
  3. While the tomatillos and peppers are roasting, heat the olive oil in a frying pan over high heat.
  4. Add the cubes of pork to the oil and brown on all sides. Place the pork in a slow cooker.
  5. Reduce the heat to medium/high and add the onion. Saute for 2 minutes, or until softened. Add the garlic, oregano, cumin, paprika, chili powder and salt and saute for another minute. Add the chicken broth, bring to a simmer and pour the mixture over the pork in the slow cooker.
  6. When the tomatillos and peppers have finished roasting, remove them from the oven. Remove the charred skin from the peppers and place them and the tomatillos in a blender along with the cilantro and green chilis. Blend until smooth.
  7. Pour over the pork in the slow cooker.
  8. Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 6-8 hours.
  9. Check seasonings before serving and add more salt, if needed.

Keywords: Slow Cooker, Stove Top, Flavorful