Crockpot Pork Green Chile

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I’m really into dried figs right now. They remind me of when I was younger and ate the sh*t out of Fig Newtons. Holy balls those lil’ cookies of happiness really got me going. I could easily eat a whole box of those. Who am I kidding, I could STILL eat a whole box. The seeds give a little crunch to a soft cookie and make life wonderful. People who don’t like Fig Newtons know nothing. But if you don’t like the cookie version….how about the dried fruit version? Stupid good.

Anywho, I’m talking so much about cookies BECAUSE there are literally 9 DOZEN cookies sitting on top of my microwave on the counter. No, they are not paleo. Yes, they are pure sugar and flour. And yes, they make me drool everytime I walk by them. And think about how many times I walk through the kitchen in one day…holy crap…that’s a lot of drooling. Mopping the floor is easy, I guess. Terrible joke. But seriously, these cookies never leave. That’s probably because my roommates are extremely thin and have something called self control. I have self control in the fact that I just make paleo desserts instead. Or consume mass amounts of dried figs. Or pecan coconut butter. Sh*t that stuff is good. Just you wait. JUST YOU WAIT.

You know what’s weird? Old Navy commercials. Really weird.


Paleo Crockpot Pork Green Chile


  • 2lb pork roast
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 (4 oz) can diced green chiles
  • 2 anaheim chilis, seeds removed and chopped
  • 1 poblano pepper, seeds removed and chopped
  • 12 jalapeño peppers, diced
  • 2 cups chicken or beef broth
  • 1 (8oz) can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  1. Pull out your crockpot.
  2. Place your pork roast in the crockpot and place all the veggies around it.
  3. Pour your green chiles and tomatoes over the pork.
  4. Toss in all the spices on top.
  5. Pour your broth in the crockpot.
  6. Turn your crockpot on low and cook for 6-8 hours.
  7. Once the time has elapsed, use some tongs to shred your pork and mix all the ingredients together.
  8. Consume!!

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Oh, Hi! I’m Juli.

I’m a food hoarder. And a really bad dancer. If you don’t know me well, you will probably not understand my humor. Therefore, I apologize ahead of time. Thanks for listening to my ramblings of my ever-changing life and trusting my kitchen mishaps. Your trust in me is appreciated.


85 thoughts on “Crockpot Pork Green Chile”

  1. Amazing timing! I had a pork roast in the frig that I had to cook today. And now I am serving up a delicious meal instead of the boring plain roast I was going to do. It is wonderful…thanks! PS Way to go on the willpower with the cookies!

  2. That's perfect Carolyn! Let me know how it turns out! Yeah…I'm chowing down on more nut butter right now trying to stay away from the tray…it's calling my name.

  3. Juli, I've been really getting into your blog, love your humor and sarcasm and everything in between! This recipe looks and sounds so yum! I've become a big pork in the crock pot fan! I will for be trying this recipe on my fiance and his buddy who loves to eat with us when I try new paleo recipes! Side note, love that you talk openly about your body and the issues you sometimes have with it, I really connect to that and even if it is just while I'm reading your blog, I do for a bit feel better about mine. Constant up and down struggle w/ that stupid number and what I think it should be! ugh! Thanks for this awesome blog! you rock!

  4. I sometimes just put a pork roast in the crockpot with a little water and garlic just so i can have shredded pork for breakfast! it's just so good. And thank you for letting me know that you appreciate the body talk. It's something I deal with on a regular basis but don't talk about as much as I would like because some people are offended by it. This blog is slightly a diary for me so you may be hearing more about that kind of stuff. Keep your head up on the tough days, we all go through it sometimes 🙂 and email me if you ever need to vent or chat!

  5. Thank you Juli!! :0) I heard about you and your blog thru a ms amazing kaitlin schuck and i'm glad i've been really giving your blog a good read! ;0) makes me feel tons better! Keep up your awesome writing! That's a great idea about just pork, water and garlic as i LOVE me some leftover pulled/shredded pork…oh my it's so heavenly lol! Have a Merry Christmas!

  6. Hey Juli, how many did this serve? I need to feed about 6 people and want leftovers – I am guessing 2lbs is not enough, thoughts? Can't wait to try this over the New Year!

  7. It made a lot Jenny but better safe then sorry. I'd say go with 3 lbs so u for sure have leftovers. This probably made about 5-6 meals for me I think, plus some snacking of course

  8. On day 2 of Whole30 and I am SUPER excited to try this recipe!! I feel like I need FLAVOR! haha I'm not craving sugar as much as chips and all that not good stuff….going to the store tomorrow for the ingredients!! 🙂

  9. Julie I love this reciepe. I can’t wait to check the rest of the crockpot ones out. They are easier for me to do with three kiddos. Keep them coming! Hope to see you soon.

  10. OMG! Husband isn’t Paleo like I am but he LOVED this!!!! Still drools over it when he sees it! 🙂 Thanks!!! Super easy and exceptionally tasty!

  11. I just bought a 4.5 pound boston butt (bone in) to make this recipe (and have leftovers). I am wondering… if I have doubled the meat should I double the spices? I plan to use a 14 oz can of tomato. Also, I am having a hard time finding anaheim chilis at my two local grocery stores… idea? Thanks!!

    1. Definitely double your spices and maybe think about adding another can of tomatoes. I found my anaheim at Sunflower Market but a Trader Joes or Whole Foods would probably have it. Or a specialty store. Not sure when they are ‘in season’

      1. I just want to add, in case the question comes up again about anaheims. Poblanos can be substituted (and are similar) so if you can’t find anaheim use extra poblano.

  12. This dish is fantastic!!! My friend made me aware of your site and I had a hard time deciding what to try first.
    Couldn’t find canned chili so I substituted with three pepperoncini and dumped a 14.5 oz can of diced tomatoes in.
    When I was preparing all the peppers I thought for sure this must be out-of-this-world-spicy, but no! Spicy – yes. But tasty-spicy!!
    I’ve been noshing on it all day. Breakfast lunch and dinner. And snack. And snack 2. And dessert.

    Thank you!!!!!

  13. We made this today for our snow day here in NYC. Amazing!! We are doing a paleo challenge through our box and your blog has been a lifesaver. And you’re hilarious. You’re going somewhere…hopefully the games yes, but if all else fails, just continue what you’re doing. You make paleo fun! (did I just say that?!!)

    1. NYC??! That’s so awesome! It’s really cool to hear about people outside of CO cooking my recipes!! Lol definitely not expecting the Games, and this blog will definitely not be going anywhere. Don’t you worry!! I like cooking AND talking too much.

  14. Love your site. It has been my guide since my CF box talked me into trying the paleo. I am completely sold after a month! With that said, I am a rookie to cooking anything. Can I use a pork loin for this? Sorry if that is a stupid question… Haha.

  15. 2 1/2 lbs of boneless, butchered pork shoulder easily fit in the crockpot along with all the veggies. Phew!

    Once it was all shredded and cooked up, I had what’s essentially a container of pork fat ‘n juice liquid left behind. Other than throwing this at a bunch of granola-crunching vegan chakra-aligning yogis, does anyone else have a use for this? Maybe as a broth in the next stew? Any other ideas before it gets tossed?

    Some of the folks at the local box confirmed it as “legit”; I think one may have been half-Mexican, so there’s credibility there.

    Upgraded to 5 stars b/c I managed to avoid rubbing my eyes after cutting up the peppers. Woohoo, S-M-R-T!

  16. I made this Sunday for my friend’s Super Bowl party and it was gone in less than an hour with RAVE reviews from everyone. SOOOOOO GOOD!! I did add about a half a jar of tomatillo salsa to it also. Made it taste almost just like the Green Chili we had in Vail a few weeks ago went we went skiing. DELISH!!

    Seriously, my roommate texted me this while I was at work: “Holy Fuck why does the house smell so good??” Big win, big big win.

  18. I made this tonight (I actually doubled the recipe and stored it in two gallon freezer bags in my freezer, pulled one out last night to throw in the crock pot this morning). Holy cow, this is GOOD. Got a big thumbs up from the hubby.

  19. Made this for dinner last night and it was wonderful! I think next time I’ll cut the meat a little because I had spaghetti length shreds of meat that we had to twirl around on forks. OR use the meat as spaghetti noodles and top with meat sauce. Hmmmmm…..

    This was spicy and AWESOME! I also had some over broccoli for breakfast.

    Word of warning: wear gloves or something when cutting up those peppers. I touched my eyelid after washing my hands and it still felt like the devil had spit in my eye. True story.

  20. Well, made this combination two weeks ago and I didn’t follow instructions, I used chicken and it turned out more like soup…great soup but nonetheless, that’s what I get! I added a little cheese on the top for the kiddo….which, I know isn’t paleo but there was tons and Sometimes a tablespoon of cheese goes a long way. Great blog J.. Love the stories, can’t imagine the time and effort

  21. Made this overnight and my house smelled like ‘yum’ by 5am when I got up for class.

    I added a bag of shredded cabbage to get a little more veggie action and am sitting here eating it for breakfast after an awesome workout!!

    Excellent recipe! Julie, can’t wait to try more! I WILL absolutely be sharing this recipe and this website in general with everyone I know and probably some random strangers that I inevitably begin conversations with like in the grocery store or waiting in any kind of line:)

    This is totally kick a$$!!

  22. Wow! I stumbled across your recipe yesterday, and have already shared it with two other friends. This was amazing!! Usually, something this good requires a lot more work. Thank you so much for sharing this amazing recipe. It was great in the Colorado heat, but I’m pretty sure it will be even better in the middle of a Colorado winter. 🙂

  23. Try using your own chilies and dicing them up – also used fresh tomatoes – my apartment smelled like a little slice of heaven this morning. Add and egg to a good heaping spoon fool and instant amazing breakfast! Thanks so much! Welcome Fall!

  24. Made this last night & it cooked overnight so my house smells amazing because of it! Even my jacket smelled like it, so I got to take the yum smell with me in the car!

    Such an easy recipe & love the spices! Couldn’t find white pepper, will have to track that down. I’m now sorta obsessed with your blog & recipes & your humor, thanks for all you do!

  25. Made this dish…excellent and super easy. I ate this on top of some sweet potato hash and an egg on top. Will try more of your recipes!

  26. Juli you make me so angry because I got jalapeño in my eye while I made this. So angry but I still love your blog and recipes!

  27. I put this in the crockpot yesterday at lunch and the house smelled amazing when I got home from work. It was hard to wait another 2 hours to eat but it was well worth it!

  28. This was absolutely delicious!

    I modded it for the stove top and made it more kid friendly by omitting the various chiles (child is a spice-wimp) and instead just using drained tomatoes with green chiles (ie: rotel) and I skipped the additional liquid because it was unnecessary on the stove top. Oh, I added cilantro too, because everything is better with cilantro.

    All the kids ate two bowls and spice-wimp kid ate three. This is a kid who doesn’t eat *anything.*

    This is definitely being added to our regular rotation.

  29. Surprised at how mild the flavor was — my 2 year old and 14 month old LOVED the pork.
    This recipe just made weekly rotation as the weather is getting colder out here.
    The addition of the avocado is a MUST — amazeballs!!

  30. I’m a sh*t cook and every one of your recipes that I have attempted has been amazing. This one however is my favorite. I am actually making it for the 5th time tonight for a party tomorrow. Even I can chop up a few things dump it into a crock pot and enjoy haha.

  31. Of course this showed up as the top result when I went and searched for Paleo green chile because my favorite chile stand is opening this Saturday in Parker. If you’re in the area, you HAVE to stop by and get some, they’ll roast them while you wait and they are THE BEST. Opens 8/16 in the lot south of WalMart.

  32. I made this recipe last night and it was amazing. Couldn’t find anaheim peppers so I actually substituted them with Cubanelles.Tonight I am making the buffalo chicken meatloaf which I’m sure will be just as grand. If you’re ever in the Tampa area, be sure to stop by Crossfit BNI, we’d love to have you! 🙂

  33. I made this the other night and it smelled delicious as it was cooking. Needless to say, it tasted it even better when it was ready to eat. My 3 year old loves it as well! I packed some for his lunch yesterday and daycare told me he devoured it so quickly, that it must have been good!

  34. This is currently at home cooking away in my crockpot. I can’t wait to try this tonight and am even more excited after reading all of these awesome reviews.

  35. Hi Juli! Thanks for the recipe! I tried it today and it was super spicy…was I supposed to take the jalapeno seeds out also? I used 2 jalapenos with the seeds and could barely eat it. Will try it again but will cut back on the chiles. I used a pork loin roast which worked fine, a little leaner the the shoulder. Thx! Julia

  36. OMG loved this and super easy to make! I actually added red pepper because darn it we love spice and I left the seeds in the jalapeno seeds in so maybe I’m just a pregnant crazy nut! Also added an extra 1/2 tsp of salt. I will be making this often so good especially for fall! Also if anyone is tight on time I used an extra lean pork loin and kicked it on for 4 hours on high and it was falling apart when I got back from the gym. Thank you for sharing!

  37. This crockpot recipe is amazing. I didn’t add all the different types of peppers because the pantry was pretty bare – only used jalapeños. I also added a larger can of whole tomatoes dicing about half. The spices were perfect and my Hubby raved about the flavor! Thanks for sharing!

  38. This was just amazing. I was looking for a good green chili recipe and chose this one because it actually included more fresh ingredients instead of all canned stuff. Might be my favorite chili recipe to date. Thank you.

  39. I’ll make this today with roasted hatch green chiles and a jalapeno (I have a bunch of the hatch chiles). I’ll let you know how it goes. For a side, I’m planning to use up left over roast veggies from last night–brussels sprouts, butternut squash, and red peppers.

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