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Bootleg Pork Chili Verde

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Bootleg Pork Chili Verde is one of my favorite lazy dinners. Throw everything in the slow cooker, let it cook all day long, then shred and serve with whatever you fancy. I like to wrap up the pork in a warm tortilla with sour cream. Rice and beans on the side, sometimes rolled up into the burrito.

Bootleg Pork Chili Verde recipe from

I call this “bootleg” because that is my favorite phrase, coined by my brother Jimmy, for when something isn’t actually homemade or legit. This recipe is completely delicious, and also completely bootleg.

Bootleg Pork Chili Verde recipe from

Check out those ingredients down there: an onion, pork shoulder, salt and pepper to taste, jarred salsa verde! The nerve! If you have a favorite salsa verde recipe, please use it in place of my sad jarred variety. If you like the idea of a dump it and forget it dinner, then go out and get yourself a jar of Herdez salsa verde. Trader Joe’s has a good one, too.

Bootleg Pork Chili Verde recipe from

The smell of this bootleg pork chili verde simmering all day long will fill your home with aromas of dinner that will make the entire family eager to eat.

What is your favorite “throw it all together and walk away” dinner?

Bootleg Pork Chili Verde

Bootleg Pork Chili Verde


  • 1 white or yellow onion
  • 4 pounds pork shoulder, bone in
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 12 ounces salsa verde


  1. Peel and thinly slice the onion. Place it in the bottom of the slow cooker.
  2. Place the pork shoulder in the slow cooker on top of the onions, and sprinkle with the salt and pepper.
  3. Pour about the salsa verde on top, cover the slow cooker, and cook on low for 6-8 hours, until the pork is cooked through.
  4. Remove any excess fat and the bone from the pork shoulder and shred using two forks.
  5. Serve the pork extra salsa verde, corn tortillas, and all your favorite taco toppings.


I like to buy 2 jars of the salsa verde and serve one of them along with dinner in case anyone wants extra sauce!

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