Tender Shredded Pork in Salsa Verde

In this Tender Shredded Pork in Salsa Verde recipe, flavorful shredded pork is mixed into a tangy and spicy salsa made with jalapeños, tomatoes, and tomatillos.

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Tender Shredded Pork in Salsa Verde

The Everyday Shredded Pork recipe that I published last year is the gift that keeps on giving. There are just so many different and mouthwatering ways to use this pork. I have already shared with you two of my favorite recipes to use with this shredded pork. The first is the spicy and velvety chile colorado recipe made with dried chilies. The other one is the simple but tasty shredded pork with avocado burritos.

Today, I present to you another delicious way, shredded pork in salsa verde. My parents’ salsa verde recipe is simple and is amazing with shredded pork. The salsa uses fresh ingredients. It is spicy, tangy, and Whole30 compatible. Actually, the whole dish is Whole30 compatible, so I am excited to share with you another authentic and healthy Mexican recipe.

Choosing Tomatillos

Before beginning with the recipe process, let’s talk about choosing tomatillos. When choosing tomatillos, look for ones that are dark green and firm, but not hard. Be sure the husk has not pulled away from the skin and that the actual tomatillo is not blemished or wrinkled.

For more information about selecting tomatillos, check out this article from Bon Appétit.

How to Make Tender Shredded Pork in Salsa Verde

Shredded Pork

As I mentioned, this dish uses my recipe for Everyday Shredded Pork. This Everyday Shredded Pork can be made in the Instant Pot or slow cooker. The result is a juicy, tender, and flavorful pork that complements this salsa verde perfectly. Click here for that recipe.

To speed up the prep time, you can plan ahead and cook the pork the night before or in the morning. For the salsa verde, you will need 3-4 cups of shredded pork.

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Salsa Verde

Fill a medium pot with water and bring to a boil. Add 4 jalapeño chiles and boil for 5 minutes, then add 6 tomatillos and 5-6 small to medium tomatoes.

Boil until the tomatillos and tomatoes are fork tender but not falling apart. This should take approximately another 8 minutes.

Place the jalapeños, tomatoes, and tomatillos (with skin and all) into a blender or food processor. 

Add 1 teaspoon of salt, 1/4 cup of chicken broth (check ingredients for Whole30), 1/2 cup of water, 2 small garlic cloves, 1/4 teaspoon of cumin, and 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper.

Blend until smooth.

In a large saucepan or medium pot, add 2 tablespoons of oil. Once hot, add the salsa verde and bring it to a simmer.

Simmer on medium-low heat until the top of the sauce develops a light brown foam.

Finally, add in 3-4 cups of the shredded pork. Mix so the pork is fully incorporated into the sauce and continue simmering for another 5 minutes.

The pork is ready to serve.

What to Serve with Tender Shredded Pork in Salsa Verde

As I stated earlier, this recipe is Whole30 compatible. So if you are on Whole30, you can serve this for breakfast with scrambled eggs or fried eggs. You could also have it for lunch or dinner with a baked potato, home fries, a salad, or steamed or roasted vegetables.

If you are not on Whole30, this pork in salsa verde is great with this Mexican red rice, with a side of pinto beans, refried beans, on top of nachos, or in a burrito.

I hope you enjoy!

Please leave me a comment below if you make this or tag me on Instagram @everydaylatina.

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Tender Shredded Pork in Salsa Verde

Tender Shredded Pork in Salsa Verde is flavorful shredded pork mixed into a tangy and spicy salsa made with jalapeños, tomatoes, and tomatillos.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 8
Author Gemma from Everyday Latina

Ingredients

  • 3-4 cups shredded pork (see notes)
  • 4 jalapeños
  • 6 tomatillos
  • 5-6 small tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth (see notes)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 small garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp oil

Instructions

  • Fill a medium pot with water and bring to a boil. Add the jalapeños and boil for 5 minutes. Then add the tomatillos and tomatoes.
  • Boil until the tomatillos and tomatoes are fork tender but not falling apart. This should take approximately another 8 minutes.
  • Place the jalapeños, tomatoes, and tomatillos (with skin and all) into a blender or food processor. 
  • Add the chicken broth (check ingredients for Whole30), water, garlic cloves, salt, cumin, and black pepper.
  • Blend until smooth.
  • In a large saucepan or medium pot, add 2 tablespoons of oil. Once hot, add the salsa verde and bring it to a simmer.
  • Simmer on medium-low heat until the top of the sauce develops a light brown foam.
  • Add the shredded pork. Mix so the pork is fully incorporated into the sauce and continue simmering for another 5 minutes.
  • Serve

Notes

Shredded Pork
  • I have a great and easy recipe for shredded pork that complements the salsa verde perfectly. Click here for Everyday Shredded Pork.
  • To speed up the prep time, you can plan ahead and cook the pork the night before or in the morning. 
Whole30
  • This recipe is Whole30 compatible, just be sure to use a chicken broth that is Whole30 compatible. You can also leave out the broth and only use water instead.
See blog post for ideas on what to accompany this dish when serving.

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