Slow Cooker Chile Verde

“This recipe originally used chicken, but of course I had to use pork. Works great on it’s own or use in enchiladas. I highly recommend using it in place of chicken in Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas or in Chile Verde Tacos with Pineapple Cabbage Slaw.” – April Ferre

Slow Cooker Chile Verde

Course: Main Courses – Pork
Cuisine: Mexican


  • 1 Pound Tomatillos Husked & Cut in Half
  • 5 Medium Anaheim Peppers Cut in Half & Seeds Removed
  • 1 Jalapeno Pepper
  • 1/2 Cup Onion Diced
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • 1 Cup Cilantro Chopped
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon Cumin
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Paprika
  • 1 Lime Zest & Juice
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Sugar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Pepper
  • 3 Pounds Pork Roast


  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Place tomatillos and Anaheim peppers on two large, greased baking sheets. Roast until tomatillos are golden brown, about 5 to 7 minutes, and until peppers are charred.
  • Place peppers in a brown paper bag to sweat for about 10 minutes. Remove the peppers from the bag and peel.
  • In a blender or food processor, combine peppers, tomatillos, jalapenos, onion, garlic, cilantro, cumin, paprika, lime zest and juice, sugar, salt, and pepper. Blend until smooth.
  • Pour salsa verde over pork roast in a slow cooker. Cook on high for 3 to 4 hours or on low for 6 to 8 hours or until pork pulls apart easily. Remove pork to cutting board and pull apart before returning to slow cooker.
  • Serve with tortillas, rice and beans.
  • Variation: Use boneless, skinless chicken breasts instead of pork roast.

2016 Recipe – April Ferre – Adapted from Two Peas & Their Pod

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