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Easy Chile Verde Recipe

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Oh man, this is totally a cheaters version of Chile Verde Recipe. Made in your Instant Pot, done in UNDER 25 minutes and it is easy.

Like almost too simple to even write up.

But here I am writing up this Easy Chile Verde Recipe because everyone needs this kind of soul-satisfying dinner in their meal repertoire.

I’ve made real Pork Chile Verde before, or at least as real as one can get using ingredients from a regular grocery store. It’s so delicious. But it takes forever or what feels like forever anyway.

One bowl of easy chile verde

My easy-to-make Pork Chile Verde uses Medium Green Chile Enchilada sauce to cut down on the ingredients and time needed for this family fave.

And these days of teens, clubs, meetings, and practices I just don’t have time for forever. I have time for “throw it in the Instant Pot and let it cook while we search for the music sheets that went missing”.

Or the missing welding helmet.

Or the missing scout book.

You name it, it’s missing.

Instant Pot Pork Recipes Are a Family Fave!

What could be better than a fast family meal everyone loves to eat? Nothing! Brown some lean pork, chop some mushrooms, toss in the sauce ingredients, a dash of rinsed rice, and cook on manual high heat for 4 minutes.

F O U R minutes. And because you’re already cooking IN the Instant Pot it comes up to heat quickly.

Serve it with warm tortillas, a quick salad, and dinner is done.

If you’re looking for another fast and easy Instant Pot dinner recipe try my Instant Pot Pork Loin Chops with Spanish Rice! Or my Instant Pot Stuffed Pork Chops, they are a HUGE hit with teen boys!

Or try this Baked Tilapia recipe from Money Saving Mom. The tilapia bakes for 15 minutes, and while it’s baking you can whip up a side and a salad, and call it done. Talk about fast!

A nice piping hot bowl of Chile Verde can be yours in under 30 minutes

About This Easy Chile Verde Recipe:

  • you could add more pork to this recipe, just remember to never go above the fill line on your IP
  • this recipe would work well with chicken too
  • you can use Mild Green Enchilada Sauce too, although we do have one kid who can’t take any heat and the medium heat is never too hot for him
  • I add mushrooms to help stretch the meat in the recipe and cut costs. If you don’t like mushrooms you can leave them out and add more pork
  • this recipe was created and tested using jasmine rice, other rice such as basmati may have different cook times
  • BE SURE to rinse the rice 1-2 times and drain well, this can alleviate sticking to the pot

This is the Instant Pot I Used to Make this Chile Verde Recipe

a table set with two bowls of chile verde and tortillas

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Yield: 6 servings

Easy Chile Verde Recipe

One bowl of easy chile verde

Make this SUPER Easy Chile Verde Recipe in your Instant Pot. Dinner is done in UNDER 30 minutes, it's simple and tastes great too!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 14 minutes


  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp garlic granules
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds lean pork, cut in bite size pieces
  • 6 ounces white mushrooms, sliced to bite size
  • 28 ounces green enchilada sauce, medium heat
  • 1 tsp chopped garlic
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tsp chopped cilantro
  • 3/4 cup uncooked white rice, basmati or jasmine, rinse well before using


  1. put inner pot in the Instant Pot, set to saute
  2. add 1 TBSP of the cooking oil and let it heat
  3. meanwhile mix the flour, salt, garlic granules, and black pepper in a bowl
  4. add half the the cut up pork to the bowl and toss to cover with the flour
  5. when the oil is hot in the Instant Pot add the dredged pork, use a slotted spoon to lift the pork out of the flour and place carefully in the hot oil
  6. let it cook for 1-2 minutes before stirring, while it's cooking go ahead and get the rest of the pork rolled in flour
  7. stir the cooking pork so it starts to brown on all sides, not completley cooking just lightly browing up the flour
  8. when it's browned, 5 minutes total, remove to a plate covered with a paper towel or brown paper bag and let it drain
  9. add the second TBSP of oil to the pot and repeat the cooking process for a total of about 10 minutes to brown all the meat
  10. once it's done remove it from the pan to drain, add the water to the pan, it will steam up so be aware of that
  11. while it's bubbling and boiling scrape the bottom of the pot to get all the browned bits off, then add the sliced mushrooms
  12. pour in the enchilada sauce, the chopped garlic, cilantro, and browned pork, stir well
  13. sprinkle the rinsed rice over the top of everything, and stir well
  14. place the lid on the instant pot, set to seal
  15. press cancel on the pot, then manual, set the time to 4 minutes for jasmine rice, 5 minutes for basmati
  16. the pot should come to pressure fairly quickly because it was nice and hot to start with
  17. once the timer counts down and the pot beeps let it natural release for 8-10 minutes before serving


  • Rinsing the rice keeps it from sticking so be sure to give the rice a couple of rinses 1-2 should do the trick

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Laura is on a mission to teach modern family oriented women how to make old-fashioned foods new again. A wife and mom of 3 boys, Laura understands the struggles of trying to serve a home-cooked meal each night. She provides recipes and cooking hacks for busy moms to create dishes they may think take more time or skill than they have to make. Read more...

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