This Instant Pot pork chili verde is packed full of tomatillos, cilantro, diced green chiles, fork-tender pork shoulder, and white beans. It’s perfect for cold snowy days and tastes great when topped with Cotija cheese, cilantro, and crispy corn chips.
It’s Instant Pot time!
Which really means “It’s electric pressure cooker time!”
Yes, that means you can still make this recipe no matter what brand of electric pressure cooker/multicooker you own.
This recipe takes classic pork chile verde and turns it into actual chili.
That means you get you a big bowl full of cilantro, green chilies, and tomatillo flavor mixed with super tender pork shoulder and white beans.
It’s so good.
Even better when you top it with extra cilantro, corn chips and just a touch of cotija cheese.
So, as you all know Wednesday was my 37th birthday.
I wanted to update you that I am in fact fine. No emotional breakdown about my age.
I did, however, take a nap, buy new kitchen backsplash tile and go and get my free birthday drink from Starbucks.
Honestly, it was a pretty good day.
I do sorta wish that I had some of this chili yesterday because it would have been the perfect cold dark birthday night.
If you have ever made pork chile verde before this is very similar but I turned it into a chili/stew/soup sort of thing.
Normally when I eat traditional chile verde I just pour it over some rice or wrap it into a corn tortilla.
BUT I wanted to eat all that flavor in a big bowl of delicious.
I also love the addition of white beans as they are one of my favorite beans.
They are so soft on the inside – SO GOOD!
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- 4 pounds boneless pork shoulder, cut into 1 inch chunks, extra fat cut off
- Kosher salt, to taste
- Black pepper, to taste
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 small yellow onion, diced
- 1-1/2 pounds tomatillos, husked and quartered
- 2 (4 ounce) cans diced green chilies, not drained
- 2 cups packed cilantro leaves and stems
- 4 garlic cloves
- 2 jalapenos, seeded
- 1 tablespoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1-1/2 cups chicken stock
- 2 (15 ounce) cans white beans, drained
- Fresh minced cilantro, for topping
- Corn chips, for topping
- Cotija cheese, for topping
- Season your chunked meat with a desired amount of kosher salt and black pepper.
- Add oil to your Instant Pot and press the saute button.
- When the oil is hot add the pork in batches and brown. Add your brown meat to a plate and add more oil between batches if necessary.
- After all your pork is browned add in the onion and saute for about 5 minutes just to help soften the onions. Turn the Instant Pot off.
- Let the pork and onions hang out while you make the puree for your soup. The Instant Pot will be off so the onions should be ok and not brown much.
- In the jar of a blender add tomatillos, green chilies with liquid, cilantro, garlic cloves, jalapeños, oregano, cumin and the chicken stock.
- Puree on high until the mixture is smooth.
- Add the pork back to the Instant Pot and pour the soup puree over the pork. Stir to combine.
- Secure the lid, make sure the nozzle is placed to "seal" and cook on the high manual setting for 50 minutes. The Instant Pot will take about 10 minutes to reach pressure.
- When the cooking time is over manually release the pressure and remove the lid when unlocked.
- Stir to combine and remove about 1/2 of the meat.
- Shred and add back ot the pot and stir.
- Stir in the white beans.
- If the soup is thinner than you like you can put the Instant Pot on saute and cook down until your desired consistency is met.
- To serve, top with a desired amount of fresh cilantro, corn chips and Cotija cheese.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1126Total Fat: 71gSaturated Fat: 25gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 39gCholesterol: 275mgSodium: 435mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 9gSugar: 7gProtein: 83g
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