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You will LOVE the flavor in this Pork Chili Verde! Pork loin is simmered until super tender and then added to a delicious homemade verde sauce - SO good! Plus a recap of my pork tour in Michigan! #AD
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Pork Chili Verde Recipe + Pass the Pork Recap

Cubed pieces of pork loin are simmered until super tender and then added to a delicious homemade verde sauce - SO good!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time3 hrs 30 mins
Total Time3 hrs 50 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Author: Jenn


  • 3 lb. pork loin fat trimmed and cut into cubes
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 large shallot diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 2 pasilla peppers
  • 2 jalapeƱos
  • 1 lb. tomatillos
  • 1 bunch cilantro about 1/2 cup
  • 1 Tbsp. Mexican oregano
  • 1/2 Tbsp. cumin
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • Heat a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Pour in olive oil and add cubed pork loin. Brown, stirring occasionally.
  • When pork is browned on all sides, carefully take pork out and set aside. Do not drain the liquid from the pork.
  • Add in shallot and stir until soft, then add the garlic and stir until fragrant. Place the pork back into the pan and add in chicken broth.
  • Bring to a boil, then turn heat down to medium-low and simmer, covered for 2-3 hours - until the pork is very pork tender. (Can add more broth if it cooks out.)
  • Meanwhile in a blender, combine peppers, jalapeƱos, tomatillos, cilantro, oregano, cumin and salt and pepper and blend until smooth. Add additional water or chicken broth if it's too thick to blend.
  • Spray a saucepan with cooking spray and add the green salsa from the blender. Simmer on medium heat until it becomes a deep green, for about 8 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the green salsa to the tender pork and stir together. Cook for about 30 minutes, or more until the chili verde is heated through and flavors meld together.
  • Taste and add any extra seasonings. Serve in bowls and add any desired garnishes. Enjoy!