The Baker Upstairs: Pork Verde Chili + 29 Hearty Chili Recipes!


Pork Verde Chili + 29 Hearty Chili Recipes!

This savory pork verde chili is full of flavor and so hearty and delicious!

This savory pork verde chili is full of flavor and so hearty and delicious!

When it's National Chili Day, the only thing for it is to whip up some delicious chili! I have to confess, I love chili, but I don't make it very often. It's not something I've had a lot of experience with, and I've never felt very confident in my chili-making abilities. I don't have any family favorite chili recipes that have been passed down through the years, and I've been on the hunt for a great recipe that my family will love. This, my friends, is it! I was inspired by this delicious recipe on Favorite Family Recipes, but changed things up to suit my tastes, and adapted it for the Instant Pot. This pork verde chili has so many of my favorite flavors, and it's easy to make, too!

This savory pork verde chili is full of flavor and so hearty and delicious!

I made mine in my beloved Instant Pot, but I've included directions for both the Instant Pot and the slow cooker below. I actually made mine with a frozen pork roast that needed to be used, so I cooked mine for 60 minutes at high pressure, and the pork came out tender and cooked through. If you're starting with fresh pork, 30 minutes should be sufficient. If you're not a fan of pork, you could definitely substitute chicken breast, and I'm sure it would be equally delicious.

This savory pork verde chili is full of flavor and so hearty and delicious!

The green enchilada sauce and green chilies give it so much flavor! I used mild sauce and chilies because my kids are wimps, but you can definitely adjust the spiciness to your taste by using spicier sauce or even adding some sriracha or cholula. We ate ours piping hot with shredded cheddar cheese, tortilla strips, sour cream, and chopped cilantro on top. I also served it with the sweet corn muffins that I shared earlier in the week, and they were perfect together! 

This savory pork verde chili is full of flavor and so hearty and delicious!

Pork Verde Chili

2 pounds pork loin, cut into chunks
1 jalapeño, seeds and ribs removed, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
1 can (10 ounces) green enchilada sauce
2 cups chicken broth
2 teaspoons minced garlic
2 teaspoons cumin
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon green Tabasco sauce
2 cans (14 ounces total) diced green chilies
1 tablespoon corn starch
1/4 cup water
2 cans great northern beans, drained and rinsed

To an Instant Pot or slow cooker, add the pork, jalapeño, onion, enchilada sauce, chicken broth, garlic, cumin, chili powder, salt, pepper, Tabasco, and green chilies. Stir to combine, cover and cook for 30 minutes on high pressure (in the Instant Pot) or on low heat for 3 hours (in the slow cooker). In a small bowl, whisk together the corn starch and water. Add the corn starch mixture and the beans to the pot and cook (using the slow cooker function on the Instant Pot) for 30-60 minutes, or until slightly thickened. Taste and adjust salt and pepper if needed.

This savory pork verde chili is full of flavor and so hearty and delicious!

For more delicious chili recipes, perfect for celebrating National Chili Day, check out these fabulous posts from my Celebrating Food blogger friends:

29 hearty and delicious chili recipes, perfect for a cold night!

Homemade 3 Bean Vegetarian Chili from An Italian in My Kitchen
Taco Chili from Simply Stacie
Easy Chicken Enchilada Chili from Creations by Kara
Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili from Real Mom Kitchen
Slow Cooker Chili from Pretty Providence
Instant Pot Chili from Savory Experiments
Sweet Potato Chili from Namely Marly
Instant Pot Turkey Lentil Chili from 365 Days of Slow Cooking + Pressure Cooking
Slow Cooker Turkey Chili from My Mommy Style
Instant Pot Lentil and Bean Chili from Supergolden Bakes
Jalapeño Popper Turkey Chili from Premeditated Leftovers
Award Winning Crockpot Chili from Heather Likes Food

and here are some more tasty chili recipes from The Baker Upstairs:

and even more chili recipes from around the blogging world:

Healthy Turkey Chili from I Heart Naptime
Steak Chili from Like Mother Like Daughter
Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Chili from Yellow Bliss Road
Chili Pasta Bake from High Heels & Grills
Black Bean Chili from Gimme Some Oven
Quinoa Chili from Little Red Hen
Cowboy Chili from Chef in Training
Super Simple and Easy Chili from My Name is Snickerdoodle
Turkey Pumpkin Chili from Life Made Simple


  1. I bet my entire family would gobble this right up. Adding it to the menu - I need more great Instant Pot recipes!

  2. I love Pork so this would definitely be the Chili for me. Sounds amazing.

  3. It's such a perfect time of year for chili recipes...maybe that's why they chose it for National Chili Day! 🤗 Glad to be celebrating with you!

  4. i love anything "verde" it's my favorite! I will have to try this one soon :)

  5. I need to use my Instant Pot more! It's just sitting on the counter looking lonely. I will have to try your chili recipe. Yum.