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Pork Verde Chili + 29 Hearty Chili Recipes!

This savory pork verde chili is full of flavor and so hearty and delicious!

This savory pork verde chili is full of flavor and so hearty and delicious!

When it’s National Chili Day, the only thing for it is to whip up some delicious chili! I have to confess, I love chili, but I don’t make it very often. It’s not something I’ve had a lot of experience with, and I’ve never felt very confident in my chili-making abilities. I don’t have any family favorite chili recipes that have been passed down through the years, and I’ve been on the hunt for a great recipe that my family will love. This, my friends, is it! I was inspired by this delicious recipe on Favorite Family Recipes, but changed things up to suit my tastes, and adapted it for the Instant Pot. This pork verde chili has so many of my favorite flavors, and it’s easy to make, too!

This savory pork verde chili is full of flavor and so hearty and delicious!

I made mine in my beloved Instant Pot, but I’ve included directions for both the Instant Pot and the slow cooker below. I actually made mine with a frozen pork roast that needed to be used, so I cooked mine for 60 minutes at high pressure, and the pork came out tender and cooked through. If you’re starting with fresh pork, 30 minutes should be sufficient. If you’re not a fan of pork, you could definitely substitute chicken breast, and I’m sure it would be equally delicious.

This savory pork verde chili is full of flavor and so hearty and delicious!

The green enchilada sauce and green chilies give it so much flavor! I used mild sauce and chilies because my kids are wimps, but you can definitely adjust the spiciness to your taste by using spicier sauce or even adding some sriracha or cholula. We ate ours piping hot with shredded cheddar cheese, tortilla strips, sour cream, and chopped cilantro on top. I also served it with the sweet corn muffins that I shared earlier in the week, and they were perfect together!

This savory pork verde chili is full of flavor and so hearty and delicious!

Pork Verde Chili

Print Recipe


  • 2 pounds pork loin cut into chunks
  • 1 jalapeño seeds and ribs removed, chopped
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 can 10 ounces green enchilada sauce
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon green Tabasco sauce
  • 2 cans 14 ounces total diced green chilies
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 cans great northern beans drained and rinsed


  • To an Instant Pot or slow cooker, add the pork, jalapeño, onion, enchilada sauce, chicken broth, garlic, cumin, chili powder, salt, pepper, Tabasco, and green chilies. Stir to combine, cover and cook for 30 minutes on high pressure (in the Instant Pot) or on low heat for 3 hours (in the slow cooker). In a small bowl, whisk together the corn starch and water. Add the corn starch mixture and the beans to the pot and cook (using the slow cooker function on the Instant Pot) for 30-60 minutes, or until slightly thickened. Taste and adjust salt and pepper if needed.

For more delicious chili recipes, perfect for celebrating National Chili Day, check out these fabulous posts from my Celebrating Food blogger friends:

Instant Pot White Chicken Chili from Ashlee Marie

Homemade 3 Bean Vegetarian Chili from An Italian in My Kitchen

Taco Chili from Simply Stacie

Easy Chicken Enchilada Chili from Creations by Kara

Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili from Real Mom Kitchen

Slow Cooker Chili from Pretty Providence

Creamy White Chicken Chili from Crumb

Instant Pot Chili from Savory Experiments

Sweet Potato Chili from Namely Marly

Instant Pot Turkey Lentil Chili from 365 Days of Slow Cooking + Pressure Cooking

Slow Cooker Turkey Chili from My Mommy Style

Instant Pot Lentil and Bean Chili from Supergolden Bakes

Jalapeño Popper Turkey Chili from Premeditated Leftovers

Award Winning Crockpot Chili from Heather Likes Food

and here are some more tasty chili recipes from The Baker Upstairs:

Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili

Slow Cooker Wendy’s Copycat Chili

and even more chili recipes from around the blogging world:

Healthy Turkey Chili from I Heart Naptime

Best White Chicken Chili from Lil’ Luna

Steak Chili from Like Mother Like Daughter

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Chili from Yellow Bliss Road

Chili Pasta Bake from High Heels & Grills

Black Bean Chili from Gimme Some Oven

Spicy Turkey Sausage Chili with Tortellini from Baking with Blondie

Quinoa Chili from Little Red Hen

Cowboy Chili from Chef in Training

Super Simple and Easy Chili from My Name is Snickerdoodle

Turkey Pumpkin Chili from Life Made Simple

Pressure Cooker Triple Bean Chili from Tidbits

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  1. It's such a perfect time of year for chili recipes…maybe that's why they chose it for National Chili Day! 🤗 Glad to be celebrating with you!

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