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Pork Chili Verde

Pork Chili Verde - a favorite and easy chili recipe. Pork tenderloin is slowly cooked with chiles, green enchilada sauce and many spices. A delicious Mexican dish!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time2 hrs 40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pork chili verde
Servings: 6
Calories: 499kcal
Author: Joanna Cismaru


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 pork tenderloin (about 1 1/2 to 2 lbs), cut into small pieces
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 4 cups chicken broth (add more if too thick)
  • 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 jalapeno chopped
  • 1 tbsp green Tabasco sauce
  • 8 oz green enchilada sauce
  • 8 oz canned green chiles roughly chopped (mine were chopped out of the can)
  • 2 cans white beans drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro


  • In a large pot (I used a Dutch oven) add olive oil, pork and cook until pork starts to get brown. Add onion and chicken broth and simmer for 1 hour.
  • Add spices, garlic powder, oregano, cumin, chili powder, cornstarch, salt, pepper, jalapeno, Tabasco sauce and stir. If the sauce is too thick add a bit more chicken broth. Add enchilada sauce, green chiles, and white beans, stir well and let simmer for another hour, stirring occasionally so that it doesn't stick to the bottom. As this chili cooks, the pork becomes tender and starts shredding a bit in the chili. Top with chopped cilantro.
  • Serve with various toppings like cheddar cheese, tabasco sauce, sour cream and more sliced jalapenos.


SLOW COOKER INSTRUCTIONS: Brown the pork as required in step 1. Place the pork and remaining of ingredients (except cilantro and other toppings) in a slow cooker. Cook on low for 6 hours, or until the pork is tender.


Calories: 499kcal | Carbohydrates: 50.3g | Protein: 49.4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2.5g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 1016mg | Fiber: 11.5g | Sugar: 4.8g