Instant Pot Chili Verde

Jeanne Benavidez


I have been making Chili Verde for many years on my stove top, but since I got my electric pressure cooker, I will never go back to the old way. This the easiest and quickest way to make this dish. We like our Chili Verde with a thicker 'gravy' sauce, hence the addition of the instant potato flakes to help thicken the liquid.


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6 - 8
15 Min
25 Min
Pressure Cooker/Instant Pot


  • 4 lb
    boneless pork shoulder, cut into 1 1/2-inch chunks
  • 1/2 c
    chicken broth
  • 2 large
    potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 5 - 6
    tomatillos, quartered, husks discarded
  • 2 - 3
    poblano peppers , roughly chopped, seeds and stems discarded (see note)
  • 2 - 3
    anaheim or cubanelle peppers, roughly chopped, seeds and stems discarded (see note)
  • 4- 6
    serrano or jalapeño chilies, roughly chopped, stems discarded
  • 1 medium
    onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 Tbsp
    ground cumin
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    crushed oregano
  • 1 Tbsp
    kosher salt
  • 1/2 c
    instant potato flakes (optional)
  • ·
    fresh flour or corn tortillas and lime wedges, for serving

How to Make Instant Pot Chili Verde


  1. In a pressure cooker, place peppers, onions, garlic, spices, chicken broth and a big pinch of salt. (Do not add the meat, potatoes or the potato flakes yet.) Seal the pressure cooker, bring to high pressure, and cook for 5 minutes. Release pressure.
  2. Using an immersion blender, puree the pepper mixture until it is like a green sauce.
  3. Add the pork and stir to combine. Replace the lid and cook on manual for 18 minutes. Do a QR until pressure is released. Add the potatoes and pressure cook for another 4 minutes. NR for 5 minutes and then QR.
  4. Depending on the amount of fat left on the pork, there may be a layer of grease on the top of the dish after it sits in the pot for a few minutes.... just take a spoon and get as much off as you can.
  5. If the sauce is not like a gravy consistency, add ¼ to ½ cup instant potato flakes and stir to combine. Let the mixture sit for a few minutes for the potato flakes to dissolve and thicken the sauce.
  6. NOTE: Since the peppers make a lot of 'juice' when cooked, adding all the ingredients to the pressure cooker, with just the small amount of liquid, makes for an intensely flavored stew that cooks in its own juices.

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About Instant Pot Chili Verde

Course/Dish: Pork
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: Mexican

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