Authentic Chili Verde (Pork and Green Tomatillo Stew)

READY IN: 2hrs
Recipe by Johnney

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

Top Review by Petar

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.

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.

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