Crock-Pot Green Chile Pulled Pork

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An abundance of southwestern spices infuse this Green Chile Pulled Pork as it simmers in the Crock-Pot. The pork stays amazingly moist and juicy and the flavors are awesome together.

Crock-Pot Green Chile Pork

Green Chile Pulled Pork

The pulled pork was such a hit with my family the first time I made it, I made it again the very next week. I’ve made it a few times since and this is the first time I’ve managed to get a picture of it to share.

We’ve eaten this pork in sandwiches, on salads, in burrito bowls, in tacos, in taquitos, and all by itself.

I love the versatility of pulled pork and for that reason, I almost always cook more than we need for a meal. Luckily, this recipe multiplies beautifully.

I’ve also made this with a 4 lb pork butt. Double all other ingredients and adjust cooking times to 6 hours on high, then 2-4 hours on low.

Green Chile Pork

How To Make Pulled Pork in the Crock-Pot

  1. Place the onions in the bottom of the crock-pot. Set the pork roast on top of them and then sprinkle with all the spices. Top with the green chile.
  2. Cover and cook on LOW for 6-8 hours or HIGH for 2-3 hours.
  3. Shred or pull apart gently, allowing the meat to absorb the juices in the crock-pot.
  4. Serve at this point or reduce the heat to WARM and hold it for up to 2 hours.
Slow Cooker Green Chile Pork

How To Freeze Pulled Pork

Let the meat cool completely and then transfer to a freezer-safe zipclose bag. Add as much of the liquid as remains in the bottom of the crock-pot, up to a cup or so more than the meat will absorb.

Remove as much air as possible before sealing the bag and freezing flat. Thaw in the refrigerator before reheating in the microwave or in a covered dish in the oven.

Slow Cooker Green Chile Pork

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Crock-Pot Green Chile Pulled Pork

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Roasted green chiles and plenty of southwestern spices infuse the pork as it simmers in the Crock-Pot. The pork stays amazingly moist and juicy and the flavors are awesome together.
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Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 4 hrs
Total Time: 4 hrs 10 mins
Servings: 6 servings

Ingredients 

  • 2 lb sirloin tip pork roast or pork shoulder *
  • 1 small onion sliced very thin
  • 3/4 lb roasted green chile chopped small, about 1 cup’s worth
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried sage leaves or rubbed sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika regular or Hungarian paprika works as well

Instructions

  • Place the onions in the bottom of the crock-pot. Set the pork roast on top of them and then sprinkle with all the spices. Top with the green chile.
  • Cover and cook on LOW for 6-8 hours or HIGH for 2-3 hours. Shred or pull apart gently, allowing the meat to absorb the juices in the crock-pot.
  • Serve at this point or reduce the heat to WARM and hold it for up to 2 hours. Enjoy!

Notes

FREEZER MEAL: Let the meat cool completely and then transfer to a freezer safe ziploc bag. Add as much of the liquid as remains in the bottom of the crock-pot, up to a cup or so more than the meat will absorb.
Remove as much air as possible before sealing the bag and freezing flat. Thaw in the refrigerator before reheating in the microwave or in a covered dish in the oven.
* I’ve also used a 4 lb pork butt. Double all other ingredients and adjust cooking times to 6 hours on high, then 2-4 hours on low.

Nutrition

Calories: 196kcal · Carbohydrates: 6g · Protein: 35g · Fat: 3g · Saturated Fat: 1g · Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g · Monounsaturated Fat: 1g · Trans Fat: 1g · Cholesterol: 94mg · Sodium: 653mg · Potassium: 642mg · Fiber: 2g · Sugar: 3g · Vitamin A: 155IU · Vitamin C: 8mg · Calcium: 15mg · Iron: 1mg
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{originally published 4/15/13 – recipe notes and photos updated 5/5/22}

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Hi, I’m Mary. I’m the author, cook, photographer, and travel lover behind the scenes here at Barefeet In The Kitchen. I'm also the author of three cookbooks dedicated to making cooking from scratch as simple as possible.

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    • Anonymous says

      Have made this several times and it is absolutely delicious. Have a 4lb tip in the slow cooker right now. 3.5 hours on high, 2 hours low, break up roast, low one more hour.

  1. LaurieIsabel says

    Can anyone tell me what chile a "green chile" is? I don't have a lot of experience with these kinds of ingredients, there is not a lot of Mexican food in my area at all – I see green halapeno, poblano, anaheim, thai green chiles and probably others in the store, which would be the best ones for the recipe? Thanks if you can help!

    • Mary says

      Anaheim peppers are green chiles. You can also purchase chopped green chile in cans or frozen in most grocery stores.

  2. becky compton says

    the roasted green chile…. sounds like not something from a can given the 3/4 lb amount.
    are you talking fresh green chile from produce, then roast them in the oven?
    or just the canned chopped green chilis

    • Mary Younkin says

      Both versions work nicely. That’s the reason I include the information that it’s about 1 cup’s worth. I’ve made this with freshly roasted chile, chile from the freezer, canned, and jarred green chile.