Chile Verde (La Frontera-Style)

Recipe by Cook It Up
READY IN: 4hrs 30mins
YIELD: 1 Cups




  • In the bowl of a food processor, add the tomatillos, jalapeño, serrano and Anaheim chiles, if using, and cilantro and purée them all. Add the can of green chiles, diced tomatoes and tomato sauce to the food processor. Continue blending until the mixture is a consistent color.
  • Pour the mixture into a slow-cooker. Add the chicken broth, oregano, cumin and chili powder.
  • Turn the slow-cooker on high heat and cover.
  • Meanwhile, dust the pork with flour, salt and pepper.
  • In a large frying pan over medium heat, warm the oil. Add the onions and garlic and sauté until the onions are tender, about 5 minutes. Transfer to the slow-cooker.
  • Add more oil and add the pork in batches, and cook until browned thoroughly. Transfer to the slow-cooker. Let cook in the in the slow-cooker on high for 2 hours.
  • After 2 hours, reduce the heat to medium or low and cook for at least another 2 hours. For very tender pork, cook on low heat for 8 or more hours.
  • Thirty minutes before serving, mix the cornstarch with water, and add it to the slow-cooker. Add more if you want to thicken it further.
  • Cover the bean burritos with the chile verde pork, and garnish with chopped onions and grated cheese.