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Slow Cooker Pork Green Chili

Your slow cooker does all the hard work for you in this pork green chili recipe. Hatch green chiles are the star of this soup, but jalapeños can be used too!

Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword chili, hatch chile, pork green chili
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 30 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 177 kcal


  • 2 pounds tomatillos husked and rinsed
  • 1 medium yellow onion peeled and quartered
  • 4 cloves garlic peeled and smashed
  • 2-4 roasted hatch chiles or one fresh jalapeño, stemmed
  • 1/3 cup loosely packed cilantro leaves
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 pounds pork sirloin roast
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray and place the tomatillos, quartered onion and garlic cloves on the baking tray. If using a jalapeño, add it to the baking tray with the other vegetables.
  3. Roast the vegetables for 20 minutes flipping the vegetables at the 10 minute mark. The tomatillos should be lightly charred and the onion beginning to brown.
  4. Transfer the roasted vegetables and roasted Hatch chiles (or jalapeño) and any remaining juice on the baking sheet to a food processor or blender. Blend until almost smooth. Add the cilantro leaves and kosher salt and pulse a few more times until mixed. Set aside or place in the refrigerator until .

  5. Cut the pork roast into 1/2-inch by 1-inch pieces of pork. Season well with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper.

  6. Place a large skillet over medium high heat and add 1 tablespoon olive oil and the butter. Transfer half of the pork to the skillet and cook for about 4 minutes on each side, turning once or twice until the pork is browned on all sides. Transfer to a slow cooker and repeat with remaining pork.
  7. Add all of the cooked pork and any bits and juice to the slow cooker. Pour all of the salsa verde on the pork and cover with lid. Set slow cooker to high and cook for 4-5 hours or low for 8-10 hours.
  8. Serve warm with tortillas or use as sauce for enchiladas.

Recipe Notes

If you're looking to add more heat, add extra chopped chiles as a garnish.

Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Pork Green Chili
Amount Per Serving
Calories 177 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 59mg20%
Sodium 290mg13%
Potassium 668mg19%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 22g44%
Vitamin A 262IU5%
Vitamin C 31mg38%
Calcium 18mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.