Slow Cooker Guisado Verde


An easy tomatillo and pork stew that is my boyfriend's favorite. Make it as spicy as you like by adding more or less jalapenos, or do not add any if you have a more tender palate.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
7 hrs 15 mins
Total Time:
7 hrs 30 mins
4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 2 pounds boneless pork shoulder

  • 1 large onion, coarsely chopped

  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped

  • 2 (12 ounce) cans tomatillos, drained and chopped

  • 1 (7 ounce) can diced green chile peppers

  • 2 fresh jalapeno peppers, sliced

  • ½ cup fresh chopped cilantro

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 quart water

  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese

  • ¼ cup sour cream

  • 4 sprigs fresh cilantro, for garnish


  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat, and brown the pork on all sides. Reserving the juices in the skillet, transfer the pork to a slow cooker.

  2. In the skillet with the pork juices over medium heat, saute the onion and garlic about 1 minute. Transfer to the slow cooker, along with skillet juices.

  3. Mix the tomatillos, green chile peppers, jalapeno peppers, and cilantro into the slow cooker. Season with oregano, salt, and pepper. Pour in 1 quart water, or enough to cover all ingredients. Cover, and cook on High for 6 to 7 hours.

  4. Shred the cooked pork with a fork. Spoon the slow cooker mixture into bowls, and top with Monterey Jack cheese, sour cream, and fresh cilantro sprigs to serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

553 Calories
37g Fat
18g Carbs
37g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 553
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 37g 47%
Saturated Fat 15g 73%
Cholesterol 122mg 41%
Sodium 1346mg 59%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 9g 30%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 37g
Vitamin C 44mg 222%
Calcium 340mg 26%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 891mg 19%

* 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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