Ultimate Pork Chile Verde

Recipe by Amber C.
READY IN: 3hrs 45mins




  • You can cook your roast however you like, I always use my crock pot. Slice 1 large onion in rings, put on bottom of pot, add roast then 3/4 c water mixed with 2 Tbs reduced sodium soy sauce, cut small slits on top of roast and fill with 1 clove minced garlic. Cook on low 6-7 hours. If not fully cooked don't worry it will cook through when simmered later on.
  • Bring chicken broth in a large stock pot to a boil add tomatillos and boil until they just start to soften and skins start splitting open.
  • Leaving broth in pot take out tomatillos and put in a blender or food processor along with chopped cilantro leaves, puree. Set aside.
  • Meanwhile arrange poblano, yellow and jalapeno peppers on a large greased sheet pan, put under broiler in oven until they start getting dark, soft and bubbly, turn and repeat on other side until done.
  • Seed and chop poblano and yellow peppers, seed and dice jalapenos, leave one jalapeno with seeds (if you like it really spicy adjust jalapenos to your taste).
  • In a frying pan add veg oil, cook chopped onion and garlic. Season with sea salt and a little pepper, cook until onions are tender. Add cumin.
  • Add onion mix to chicken stock
  • Stir in pork, you may not need to use the full 5-6 lbs. Some roasts have more meat than others. I have used the full roast before and half a roast that produced the same amount of meat. Add half and go from there.
  • Add peppers and tomatillo/cilantro puree.
  • Simmer for 3-4 hrs to thicken. If chile verde sauce is not thick enough add a little instant mashed potatoes until desired thickness is reached.
  • On a flour tortilla add shredded cheese and a spoonful of chile verde, roll and smother top with more chile verde and lots of cheese.
  • Put under broiler in oven to melt cheese and serve!
  • *I usually make the day before and put in fridge (it tastes better the second day) then just heat, put on tortillas and serve!*.