As the days and nights turn cooler, dial up the heat with our easy pressure-cooker chile verde. Simply sauté an onion and brown a pork shoulder, then stoke the stew with green chiles and store-bought salsa. Invite some friends over, and you're ready to party. No pressure cooker? No problem—we made a one-pot version for the stovetop, too.

Martha Stewart Living, October 2019


Credit: Justin Walker

Recipe Summary

25 mins
1 hr 45 mins
Serves 4 to 6


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Instructions Checklist
  • Season pork with salt and pepper. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in an electric pressure cooker set to sauté. Working in batches, brown pork all over (adding 1 more tablespoon oil if needed), 16 to 20 minutes total. Remove pork and switch cooker off. Let pork cool slightly; cut into 1-inch chunks.

  • Return cooker to sauté setting. Add onion, season with salt and pepper, and cook until translucent, about 3 minutes. Return pork to cooker with canned chiles and salsa. Secure lid and manually set cooker to high. Set timer for 35 minutes and let come to pressure.

  • Once time is complete, switch off and manually release pressure, then remove lid. Let cool 10 minutes; skim fat. Serve with accompaniments.