Green Pork Chili

"A colleague of mine brought this in years ago for a soup potluck lunch and I fell in love with it. I love big batches of soup to freeze (especially when I was single and just wanted to come home to a good dinner...) and this one is perfect. I've also added beans, potatoes, carrots, celery and whatever else looked like it needed to be used up. Nowadays I don't usually add the jalapenos (daughter doesn't like sad....)...but love having this to warm things up. You can make it soup-like or more stew like depending upon your preference by adding more broth."
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Ready In:
8hrs 30mins


  • 2 - 2 12 lbs pork butt or 2 -2 1/2 lbs pork shoulder
  • 5 -6 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 28 ounces green enchilada sauce plus one can water (I use Las Palmas)
  • 19 ounces green enchilada sauce plus one can water
  • 2 (7 ounce) cans diced green chilies
  • 10 (12 ounce) jars green taco sauce (mild(I like La Victoria)
  • chopped jalapeno (about 1 tbsp up to 1/4 cup)
  • to garnish

  • chopped cilantro
  • sour cream
  • grated cheese


  • Place pork in crock pot with chicken broth and garlic; cook on high for 6-8 hours until fork tender.
  • Remove pork, reserve liquid and garlic cloves. Cool until easy to handle then chop into bite sized pieces.
  • Meanwhile, cool liquid to separate and discard fat.
  • Put pork, reserved liquid, and remaining ingredients back into crock pot (or on the stove) and simmer to meld flavors. (about an hour on the stove--crock pot you can leave it for hours -- ).
  • Serve with tortillas and kleenex.

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