This is the best Green Chili recipe! It has been fine tuned over the years, but what makes this so good is the use of fresh, Hatch Green Chiles.


  • 1 pound pork tenderloin (cubed in 1-2 inch pieces)
  • 2 pounds Hatch Green Chiles (roasted, peeled, seeds removed and chopped)
  • 2 white onions (large yellow/, diced)
  • 3 cloves garlic (smashed/finely diced)
  • 2 tablespoons cumin
  • 3 jalapeño peppers (diced)
  • 2 serrano peppers (diced)
  • 10 corn tortillas (small, torn into about 1 inch peices)
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 28 ounces tomatillos (drained)
  • salt


  1. In a large Dutch oven, add the oil and brown the Pork on all sides over medium high heat, you will have to do this in batches but the end result is worth it. Once the meat has been thoroughly browned, remove it and set is aside. Add the diced Onion to the pot and stir, making sure to get all of the tasty brown bits from the bottom, and cook until they are translucent, then add the garlic and cook for a few more minutes or until you can really smell the garlic. Turn the heat down to medium low, and then add the Chiles, Jalapeños, Serranos, Salt, Pepper and Cumin. Meanwhile, in a blender, add tortillas and enough chicken stock to cover them and blend until all of the tortillas are completely broken up and incorporated into the broth (If adding the Tomatillos, blend them at this time too until they are a smooth texture). Add everything back into the Dutch Oven including any accumulated juices from the pork, cover and slowly simmer, stirring occasionally, over low heat for about 3-4 hours or until the cubes of pork can be broken apart with the back of a spoon.
  2. Serve with warm flour tortillas and garnish with sour cream, tomatoes, cilantro, queso fresco/cheddar cheese, tortilla chips, avocados, green onions or anything else you think might be delicious
  3. Note: the Chili will get spicier and more flavorful if you store it in the fridge for a day or two.

NutritionView more



Calories170Calories from Fat60
Total Fat7g11%
Saturated Fat0.5g3%
Trans Fat
Calories from Fat60
Total Carbohydrate18g6%
Dietary Fiber3g12%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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Lisa 23 Aug 2016
I made this with Anaheim Peppers as Hatch were not available in my area. I used fresh tomatillos and did add them in the blender when I was preparing the tortillas. I made it per the directions and it was not terribly spicy. I would call it mild.