Chile Verde Tacos

Lynn Socko


What a delicious healthy dish. For low sodium be sure to make your own broth, and omit any salt in this recipe. You can make this dish as spicy or mild as you desire.


★★★★★ 1 vote

20 Min
1 Hr
Stove Top



  • 1 1/2 lb
    tomatillos, fresh
  • 1
    ahaheim pepper
  • 2
    habanero pepper, fresh
  • 1
    fresno pepper or jalapeno
  • 3 clove
    cloves garlic
  • 1/2 tsp
    lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    sea salt
  • PORK

  • 2 lb
    lean pork, cubed
  • 1 c
    pork or chicken broth, home made preferred
  • 1/2 tsp
    sea salt
  • 1/2
    of the tomatillo salsa (see above)

How to Make Chile Verde Tacos


  1. NOTE: You can use most any peppers for the heat in this dish. You can omit the habaneros, and or fresno/jalapeno if you do not like much heat.
    Remove husk from tomatillos and wash. Cut in half and place on baking sheet. Cut poblano in half longways and remove seeds, place on baking sheet. Place 3 cloves of garlic, skin on, inside pc. of foil. Place that, habaneros and fresno or jalapeno on baking sheet. Broil under low broiler 7-10 till charred. Remove, allow to cool. Remove skin from anaheim and foil and skin from garlic. Place all in blender or food processor with 1/2 c of water and puree, add more water if too thick. Of course remove stems from fresno or jalapeno and habaneros first.
  2. Cube up pork into nice bite size pcs. Place in skillet, add half the tomatillo salsa, 1 c broth, salt and cover. Simmer on very low for about 1 hr. stirring several times. If pork is not fork tender, simmer a little longer. Once tender, remove lid and continue to simmer until most of liquid thickens or simmers out.
  3. I like to serve ours with both the remaining tomatillos salsa as a garnish and fresh pico de gallo. For lower carb use Mission brand carb balance tortillas.
  4. NOTE: I have used most cuts of pork for this. If I buy pork chops bone in, I remove the bone and use the bones and a little meat to make broth for this and spanish rice. I place a couple carrots and half and onion and a couple cloves of garlic in a pan with several cups of water. Also I had a little poultry seasoning or some thyme. It really helps flavor rice and is low in sodium.

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About Chile Verde Tacos

Course/Dish: Pork Tacos & Burritos
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Mexican
Dietary Needs: Low Fat Low Sodium Low Carb
Other Tags: Quick & Easy Healthy

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