• Slow cooker pork stew - chile verde

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    Slow cooker pork stew - chile verde
    Prep: 20 min Cook: 5 hours Servings: 12
    by Nancy Miyasaki
    193 recipes
    This is an easy and tasty version of chile verde that I adapted from a slow cooker cookbook. This keeps very well for 3-4 days, and honestly tastes as good if not better reheated. You can also serve it inside tortillas as a taco or burrito for a second meal. Enjoy!


    • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
    • 3 lbs fresh lean boneless pork butt, cut into cubes
    • 2 medium white onions, thinly sliced
    • 3 garlic cloves, minced
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon cumin
    • 3/4 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
    • 1 (8 ounce) can tomatillos, drained & chopped or 1 cup husked and chopped fresh tomatillo
    • 1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chilies, drained
    • 1/2 cup chicken broth
    • 1 large tomato, peeled and coarsely chopped
    • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped or 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
    • 2 teaspoons lime juice
    • 4 cups cooked brown rice (or white rice if you prefer)
    • For Garnish
    • 1 cup chopped avocado
    • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
    • 1/4 cup sour cream
    • Lime wedges
    • Chili sauce (e.g. Tapatio or similar)


    1. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in large skillet over medium heat.
    2. Add pork; cook 10 minutes or until browned on all sides. Remove and set aside.
    3. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in skillet. Add onions, garlic, cumin, and oregano; cook and stir 2 minutes or until soft.
    4. Combine pork, onion mixture and remaining ingredients except rice and garnishes in a slow cooker; mix well.
    5. Cover and cook on low 5 hours or until pork is tender and barely pink in center.
    6. Serve in bowls over the cooked rice and garnish.

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    • John Spottiswood
      John Spottiswood
      This is darn close to as good as my traditional (more laborious) chile verde recipe. If you're craving a full flavored chile verde, and don't want to spend much time in the kitchen, this is a fantastic alternative.


      • ShaleeDP
        This sounds good. Sometime soon i will really try to do this one. Sounds tasty.
        • Debbie
          Hello...this looks wonderful! I know it's a cooked traditionally with pork, can I do this with chicken? If so, thigh meat?
          • Veronica Gantley
            Veronica Gantley
            Gosh Nancy this looks delicious! Anything in the slow cooker makes my life better. Thanks for sharing with us!

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