Pork & Green Chile Stew


Let your slow cooker work--while you're at work!--and come home to a delicious bowl of hearty stew for dinner. Full of potatoes, hominy, green chiles, and chunks of pork sirloin, this filling stew recipe takes just 25 minutes to prepare in the morning.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 25 mins
6 servings


  • 2 pounds boneless pork sirloin roast or shoulder roast

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • ½ cup chopped onion (1 medium)

  • 4 cups peeled and cubed potatoes (4 medium)

  • 3 cups water

  • 1 (15 ounce) can hominy or whole-kernel corn, drained

  • 2 (4 ounce) cans diced green chile peppers, undrained

  • 2 tablespoons quick-cooking tapioca

  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

  • ½ teaspoon ancho chile powder

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano, crushed

  • 1 tablespoon Chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Trim fat from meat. Cut the meat into 1/2-inch pieces. Cook half of the meat in a large skillet in hot oil over medium-high heat until browned. Using a slotted spoon, remove the meat from the skillet. Repeat with the remaining meat and the onion. Drain off fat. Transfer all of the meat and the onion to a 3 1/2- to 4 1/2-quart slow cooker.

  2. Stir in potatoes, the water, hominy, green chile peppers, tapioca, garlic salt, cumin, ancho chile powder, ground pepper, and oregano. Cover and cook on Low for 7 to 8 hours or on High for 4 to 5 hours. If desired, garnish each serving with cilantro.


Equipment: 3 1/2- to 4 1/2-quart slow cooker

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

180 Calories
4g Fat
23g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 180
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 15g 30%
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 37mg 12%
Vitamin A 629IU 13%
Vitamin C 100mg 111%
Sodium 251mg 11%
Calcium 39mg 3%
Iron 3mg 16%
Magnesium 49mg 12%
Potassium 782mg 17%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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