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green chile pork carnitas

Green Chile Pork Carnitas

This is the simplest green chile pork carnitas recipe ever. You can make dutch oven carnitas with green chile sauce and green chile. Then serve these green chile carnitas in a tortilla topped with cheese with avocado.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican, Tex Mex
Keyword dutch oven carnitas, green chile carnitas, green chile pork carnitas
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 322kcal
Author Evelyn


To Serve

  • flour tortillas or corn tortillas
  • Monterey Jack Cheese
  • Flour Tortillas could use corn tortillas if you prefer
  • Jalapeños
  • Fresh Cilantro
  • Avocado


  • Use a sharp knife and cut the pork roast into 1 inch cubes. Sprinkle with salt and black pepper
  • Add the pork cubes into a large dutch oven over medium high heat and cook until brown meat creating a sear on the outside.
  • Add the chopped onion and cook until translucent, add minced garlic and stir to combine, cooking for 1 minute.
  • Pour in the green chile sauce and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer and cover.
  • Cook for about 2 hours until the carnitas are fork tender, checking often. If more liquid is needed, add a little chicken broth.
  • After carnitas are tender, add the green chiles and raise the heat and cook until most of the liquid has evaporated. It should resemble a very thick stew at this point.
  • Serve the green chile pork carnitas on warmed tortillas, garnishing with cheese, jalapeños or cilantro, your preference.


Calories: 322kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 95mg | Sodium: 358mg | Potassium: 633mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 4IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 2mg