Instant Pot® Chile Verde


This Mexican pork stew comes out tender and flavorful in your Instant Pot®. Serve with rice and beans or in tortillas as tacos.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
6 servings


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, or more as needed, divided

  • 10 tomatillos - husked, stemmed, and halved

  • 3 jalapeno peppers, halved and seeded

  • 5 cloves garlic, crushed

  • 2 ½ cups chicken broth, divided

  • 3 pounds boneless pork shoulder, cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes

  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped

  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt

  • ½ teaspoon cracked black pepper

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®), select Saute function, and add 1 tablespoon olive oil. Add tomatillos, jalapenos, and crushed garlic to the hot oil. Saute, flipping once or twice, until lightly browned, 6 to 7 minutes. (Remove garlic earlier if it browns sooner.)

  2. Transfer vegetables to the bowl of a food processor and puree with 2 cups chicken broth until smooth.

  3. Clean and dry the inner pot of the Instant Pot®. Select Saute function and heat remaining olive oil. Add pork, onion, bell pepper, oregano, cumin, salt, and pepper. Stir and saute, adding more oil if necessary, until pork is browned on all sides and vegetables are soft, 7 to 8 minutes. Cancel Saute function. Pour in remaining chicken broth and scrape the bottom of the pot with a wooden spoon to loosen any browned bits. Stir in reserved tomatillo puree.

  4. Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 25 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  5. Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 10 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid. Stir in chopped cilantro.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

357 Calories
26g Fat
5g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 357
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g 34%
Saturated Fat 9g 43%
Cholesterol 92mg 31%
Sodium 876mg 38%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 24g
Vitamin C 22mg 112%
Calcium 45mg 3%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 436mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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