Homemade Roasted Tomatillo Pork Chili - Recipe

Homemade Roasted Tomatillo-Pork Chili

A homemade, no-bean, slow cooker pork chili recipe made with pulled pork, roasted tomatillos, four different types of chili peppers and lots of seasonings.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chili, pork, recipe, spicy
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours 35 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 50 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 349 kcal


  • 2 pounds pork shoulder
  • 6 ounces spicy chorizo
  • 2-1/2 pounds tomatillos
  • 3 large poblano peppers
  • 2 Anaheim peppers or one large green bell will do
  • 5 jalapeno peppers
  • 5 serrano peppers
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons ancho powder
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt + 1 teaspoon
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 tablespoon Mexican oregano
  • 1 cup chicken stock or Mexican beer


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Slice tomatillos in half lengthwise and set them onto a baking sheet skin sides up.
  3. Slice all of the peppers in half lengthwise as well. Set them onto baking sheets.
  4. Bake them all for 30 minutes or so, until the tomatillos are cooked and the pepper skins have charred and loosened.
  5. Set tomatillos into a food processor. Peel the peppers and set them into the food processor.
  6. Add garlic, cilantro and 1 teaspoon salt. Process until nice and smooth.
  7. Transfer to a slow cooker or to a large pot over medium-low heat.
  8. Heat a cast iron pan to medium heat.
  9. Cube the pork shoulder and set into a bowl with the rub seasonings – cumin, ancho, paprika, cayenne, garlic, salt and pepper, and flour. Rub it all into the meat.
  10. Add a bit of oil to the pan and sear the pork shoulder a few minutes per side. Into the slow cooker or pot they go.
  11. Cook the chorizo in the same skillet, about 5 minutes, until cooked through. Into the slow cooker or pot they go.
  12. Stir in Mexican oregano and chicken stock or Mexican beer. Cover and cook about 4 hours, until the pork breaks apart very easily and the flavors are awesome!
  13. Serve in a bowl with extra cilantro and hot sauce, or serve it up with tortillas and all the wonderful fixings.
Nutrition Facts
Homemade Roasted Tomatillo-Pork Chili
Amount Per Serving
Calories 349 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 86mg29%
Sodium 888mg37%
Potassium 847mg24%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 27g54%
Vitamin A 1250IU25%
Vitamin C 76.6mg93%
Calcium 44mg4%
Iron 3.1mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.