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Super Easy Slow Cooker Chile Verde

This Easy Slow Cooker New Mexico & Colorado Hatch Chile Verde Recipe may be the best pork stew you’ve ever tasted
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time3 hrs 30 mins
Total Time4 hrs
Course: main
Cuisine: American
Keyword: hatch chile
Servings: 4
Calories: 492kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup hatch chiles about 4
  • 4 lb pork shoulder/butt trimmed and cubed
  • 1 lb tomatillo
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro about half a bunch
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 2 cups chicken stock no sodium/unsalted preferred
  • tbsp oregano Mexican oregano preferred, optional

Instructions

  • Trim your pork butt and cube it. Season well with salt and pepper and set aside.
    Slow Cooker Green Chili Hatch Chile Verde Recipe | www.iamafoodblog.com
  • Set your oven to broil. Wash and dry your tomatillos and hatch chiles. Rub them with oil (any oil is fine) and place in oven. Flip them when they are toasted to your liking and do the other side. This took 18 minutes in our oven at 550ºF.
    Slow Cooker Green Chili Hatch Chile Verde Recipe | www.iamafoodblog.com
  • While you are waiting for your peppers to roast, brown your pork shoulder cubes in your dutch oven on high heat or your slow cooker on high/saute. Work in batches to avoid crowding. Once all the pork is browned, move it to a plate and set aside. Be sure to use a timer so you don’t forget about the chiles roasting in the oven, or check back after every batch of pork.
  • Once the peppers are done, put them in a ziploc bag to steam for 10 minutes. Transfer the tomatillos along with cilantro, garlic, and a little salt to a blender and set aside.
    Slow Cooker Green Chili Hatch Chile Verde Recipe | www.iamafoodblog.com
  • Once you are done browning the pork, reduce heat to low and cook your onions. When the onions are translucent, add the cumin seeds and continue cooking for another 2 minutes to toast them. Then add the pork, all accumulated juices on the plate, and the chicken stock.
  • Remove the chiles from the bag and peel them. It’s not necessary but highly suggested that you also seed them with a small spoon. Once the chiles have been peeled and seeded, put them in the blender and puree. Once the salsa verde is pureed to your liking, combine it with the rest of the ingredients, mix well, and simmer for 2-4 hours.
    Slow Cooker Green Chili Hatch Chile Verde Recipe | www.iamafoodblog.com
  • In the last 1/2 hour of cooking, taste the chili and adjust seasoning, and if you are using oregano, add it in now.
    Slow Cooker Green Chili Hatch Chile Verde Recipe | www.iamafoodblog.com
  • Serve with cilantro, tortillas, and rice, or just enjoy by itself.
    Slow Cooker Green Chili Hatch Chile Verde Recipe | www.iamafoodblog.com

Notes

Serves 4 as a main or 8 as a side. Estimated nutrition is for a side portion.

Nutrition

Calories: 492kcal | Carbohydrates: 10.3g | Protein: 71.8g | Fat: 16.1g | Saturated Fat: 5.1g | Cholesterol: 263mg | Sodium: 442mg | Potassium: 1073mg | Fiber: 2.8g | Sugar: 0.8g