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Easy Instant Pot Pork Chile Verde Recipe

8 servings


40 minutes

total time


4 pounds (1.9kg) boneless pork shoulder, cut into 2-inch chunks

3/4 pound tomatillos (about 4 large tomatillos; 350g), quartered, husks discarded

2/3 pound poblano peppers (about 2 peppers; 300g), roughly chopped, seeds and stems discarded (see note)

6 ounces Anaheim or Cubanelle peppers (about 2 peppers; 170g), roughly chopped, seeds and stems discarded (see note)

2 serrano or jalapeño chiles, roughly chopped, stems discarded (see note)

8 ounces white onion (about 1 medium; 225g), roughly chopped

6 medium cloves garlic, peeled

1 tablespoon (15g) whole cumin seed, toasted and ground (see note)

Kosher salt

1/2 cup loosely packed fresh cilantro leaves and fine stems (about 1/2 ounce; 15g), plus more for garnish

1 tablespoon (15ml) Asian fish sauce, such as Red Boat

Fresh corn tortillas and lime wedges, for serving


In a pressure cooker, combine pork, tomatillos, poblano peppers, Anaheim peppers, serrano peppers, onion, garlic, cumin, and a big pinch of salt. Heat over high heat until gently sizzling, then seal pressure cooker, bring to high pressure, and cook for 30 minutes. Release pressure.

Using tongs, transfer pork pieces to a bowl and set aside. Add cilantro and fish sauce to remaining contents in pressure cooker. Blend with an immersion blender or in a countertop blender, then season to taste with salt. Return pork to sauce and stir gently to combine. Serve immediately with tortillas and lime wedges.


Serving Size

Serves 6 to 8


572 kcal

Total Fat

39 g

Saturated Fat

14 g

Unsaturated Fat

0 g

Trans Fat



160 mg


539 mg

Total Carbohydrate

11 g

Dietary Fiber

3 g

Total Sugars

5 g


43 g

8 servings


40 minutes

total time
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