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A bowl filled with chile verde pork, sour cream, and avocado.
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Crock-Pot Chile Verde

Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Servings: 6 to 8 servings


  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil or as needed
  • 1 pork sirloin tip roast or 1 package pork tenderloin approximately 2 pounds or a little over, sliced into 1" cubes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Fresh ground pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon dry minced onion
  • 1 heaping cup diced sweet onion approximately 1/2 a large onion
  • 1 heaping cup diced celery 3 to 4 stalks
  • 1 jalapeno seeded as desired and diced
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 16 ounce jar of tomatillo or green (verde) salsa
  • 1 10 ounce can of green enchilada sauce
  • 1 15 ounce can fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • White rice prepared according to package directions
  • Avocado and sour cream for garnish


  • Add 2 tablespoons vegetable oil to a large saute pan and place over medium-high heat. Add chopped pork and season with salt and pepper. Cook and stir until lightly browned. Add dry, minced onion and cook and stir for another minute or two. Transfer pork to Crock-Pot.
  • Add remaining vegetable oil to the same saute pan and place over medium heat. Add onions, celery, garlic, and jalapeno. Cook and stir for two to three minutes, until vegetables have softened a bit. Transfer vegetables to Crock-Pot with the browned pork.
  • Add green salsa, green enchilada sauce, diced tomatoes, and chicken broth to Crock-Pot and stir to combine. Place lid on the slow cooker and cook on HIGH for one hour. Turn to LOW and cook for an additional 5 to 6 hours or until pork is fork tender.
  • Serve over rice with slices of avocado and sour cream garnish.
  • Combine any leftover rice with chile verde. Freezes well.