Pork Roast Tomatillo Verde Sloppy Joe

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There’s nothing better than a good sloppy joe! And, when you have a shredded pork sloppy joe with tomatillo Verde sauce, well, awesome!

Chile Verde

The tomatillo is an item I’ve seen more and more in many farmers’ markets over the past couple of years. They look like tiny green tomatoes covered in a papery husk. You’ve seen them in pork sloppy joes. You might not know anything about them unless you’re familiar with Mexican cuisine, though.

Green chile pork

However, unlike tomatoes, tomatillos last very well in the refrigerator for weeks without losing any flavor or texture. Their taste is a little hard to define but distinctive and delicious, herbal and a little citrusy with pearl sugar cardamom tea cake. They are very rich in pectin, so they give a luxurious thickness to a sauce when baked. Tomatillos may be the key ingredient in salsa verde that is most common to many.

Chilli Verde recipe with canned tomatillos

Usually, raw tomatillos and other traditional salsa ingredients such as garlic, chiles, cilantro, and onion are used for this green salsa along with salsa verde Latin red beans & pork. But the best tomatillo recipe I’ve come across in Mexico One Plate at a Time by Rick Bayless, the Mexican food expert. A tasty, spicy sauce served with a tender pork loin uses many of the same ingredients as raw salsa. It’s kind of involved, but surely worth it. Your guests are going to be nuts about it.

easy pork chili Verde

Heat the lard or oil over medium heat in a medium Dutch oven or another large pot with a tight-fitting lid. Lay in the pork loin when really hot (if in 2 bits, don’t crowd them, or rather than brown, they’ll stew). On one hand, brown well for about 5 minutes, then flips and brown on the other side. Place the pot aside to be used for the sauce for Sweet and Spicy Beef Roast; remove the pot from the heat and transfer the pork to a plate.

red pork chili Verde recipe

On a baking sheet 4 inches below a very hot broiler, roast the tomatillos and chiles until darkly charred, even blackened in spots, about 5 minutes for blue plate special easy pot roast. Flip them for 4-5 minutes and roast on the other side. This will offer you tomatillos and chiles that are soft and cooked through, splotchy-black, and blistered. Nice, then switch everything to a blender or food processor. Be sure the flavorful stuff is scraped from the baking sheet. Until smooth, operation.

how to prepare tomatillos for chili Verde

Over medium heat, set the pork-browning pot. When hot, add the onion and cook for about 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden. Incorporate garlic and cook for a minute longer. Boost the heat to medium-high and the tomatillo puree is added when the oil is sizzling. Stir until very thick and significantly darker, for 3-4 minutes. Add 11⁄2 cups of cilantro and water. Season with salt and taste, usually 1 tsp.

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Pork Roast Tomatillo Verde Sloppy Joe

Yield: About 6+ servings

There's nothing better than a good sloppy joe! And, when you have a shredded pork sloppy joe with tomatillo verde sauce, well, awesome!


  • Preheat oven to 400
  • 2 ½ to 3 lb. pork roast, cut into 4-6 chunks
  • 1 (1.3 oz.) package Sloppy Joes Seasoning Mix
  • 12 oz. jar tomatillo verde sauce
  • 1 cup mild banana pepper rings with juice
  • 2 (14.5 oz.) cans diced tomatoes


Put the pork roast chunks in a large Dutch oven.

Sprinkle on the seasoning mix. Add the sauce, pepper rings and diced tomatoes.

Cover tightly. Roast in a preheated 400 oven for about 3 hours or until the meat is tender and can be shredded with a fork.


This recipe can be done in a slow cooker. Cook for 4 hours on high.

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    1. I’m w/you, Julie! Bring on the verde! xo Thanks for swinging by! ~ally

  1. Good foods lift spirits and make people happy! Your “pork roast tomatillo verde sloppy joe” sounds to die for. Love your food Alice!

    1. My dear Hadia! You are so right, good foods do lift spirits. Food soothes the soul and spirit…no one does that better than you. I would love to be just a weetle mouse in your house for a week and savor some of your amazing creations! oxo ~ally

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