Authentic Chili Verde (Pork and Green Tomatillo Stew)

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

This is a wonderful Mexican dish of pork simmered in tomatillos and chiles, Makes a great borrito with spanish rice and refried beans.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large stock pot over high heat sear the pork in the vegetable oil until browned.
  2. Remove the pork from the pot, reserve 3 tablespoons oil in the pan.
  3. Saute the chopped onion and garlic seasoned with salt and pepper in the reserved oil until onions are tender.
  4. Add the cumin, then stir in pork and chicken stock.
  5. Simmer for 1/2 hour.
  6. Add in poblanos, jalapenos and bell peppers.
  7. Puree the tomatillos and cilantro in a blender, and add them to the pot.
  8. Cook for an additional 30 to 45 minutes.
  9. Serve with Mexican/Spanish rice and refried beans.


Most Helpful

I used pork tender loin instead of pork stew meat -- all I had. I ended up cooking the stew for a total of 3-4hours to reduce the amount of liquid to thicken up. Wow, wow, wow - yep, I said it 3 times. Pork was fall apart tender. Liquid was velvety and thick (after the extra cooking time); extremely flavorful. This is one of those recipes that will be in my 'go-to' vault.

Petar August 25, 2009

My husband is a gourmet cook and I am a tough critic, but I have to give this recipe 5 stars, hands down! This is by far the best chili verde recipe we've tried. I, like other readers, cut the chicken broth in half and let it simmer on low for 3 hours. I used pork tenderloin and added a few more jalapenos because we enjoy the spice! It turned out INCREDIBLE! We had our Pastor's family and a visiting Pastor and his wife over and everyone loved it! Great Recipe!

mattchristina April 04, 2011

I just moved to Texas and had never had chili verde, but have tried some other things with poblanos and this seemed like something that sounded really wonderful. Little did I know......this turned out INCREDIBLE the 1st time, and the flavors are amazing!! I did read all the reviews 1st, and used less of the liquid which made it a very hearty stew- sort of chili, the way we really like it! I might try chicken next time just to make it a little more heart-healthy. All in all, a definite keeper and will be going to this recipe many times in the future for a crowd pleaser!!!!

kandyceo November 08, 2010

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