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World's Easiest Chili Verde - Green Pork Stew

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World's Easiest Chili Verde - Green Pork Stew

The World's Easiest Chili Verde Recipe - Green Pork Stew

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By using green salsa, you can have an authentic tasting chili verde without the slicing and dicing! This incredibly delicious pork stew is a southwestern classic, and is wonderful served over rice.

Makes 8 Portions of Chili Verde

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 35 minutes


  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 3 pounds bonless pork shoulder, cut into 2-inch cubes
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 cups green salsa (be sure to get one made from tomatillos!)
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • cayenne to taste
  • sour cream, optional
  • chopped cilantro, optional


Season the pork cubes with salt and pepper. In a heavy Dutch oven, heat the oil on high heat, and brown the pork (in batches if necessary) until well browned. Drain the excess grease, and add the salsa. Add the pork and oregano.

Cover and simmer on low for 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally, until the pork is very tender. Adjust seasoning, and add cayenne if a spicier chili is desired. Serve in a bowl with sour cream and cilantro.
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 4 out of 5
Eastern green chilie stew, Member williekn

I fell in love with green chilie stew some years ago, when I tried it in Green River, Utah, and immediately decided to make it my own. I managed to cobble together a reasonable facsimilie at my campsite in CA a few days later, sans recipie, and my fellow campers declared it delicious. But when I tried to duplicate it back home in Memphis, I found, to my dismay, that the essential Salsa Verdi (in jars) is not distributed east of the Mississippi! I substituted canned whole and chopped green chilies, with pickled Serranos for heat. (All green, no red cayenne!). Good as can be, considering, and doable nationwide.

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