Cheater Chili Verde

So, I reference my recipe to Chili Verde often in my menu plans, because it’s one of the few meals I make that all my kids enjoy.

However, I must confess that I almost never make it the way my original recipe is written.

Instead, I make Cheater Chili Verde.  Still yummy, but ridiculously easy.  No more excuses about not having time to make dinner…..try this and enjoy!

Cheater Chili Verde


  • Pork Roast (any kind, enough to feed your family)
  • Jar of green salsa, salsa verde, or whatever you call it at your house.  Make sure it’s spicy…I use Mrs. Renfro’s, the hottest I can find
  • 1 cup chicken broth or water (optional)


  1. Place roast in slow cooker
  2. Dump salsa over top
  3. Cook on low 8-10 hours, or on high 4-6 hours, until roast shreds easily with a fork
  4. Before serving, use two forks to shred roast

After step 4 you have two options:

  1. Add a small amount of liquid if it looks dry, then serve up with taco shells, lettuce wraps, or tortillas, along with your favorite taco toppings
  2. For chili, add up to 1 cup liquid to make it more soup-y, let simmer about 30 minutes, then serve with your favorite chili toppings.  My family likes grated cheese and Fritos, while I like to add some cauliflower rice, sliced avocado and a big dollop of sour cream.


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