Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Slow Cooker Green Chili Pork Tacos

Talk about a simple and satisfying meal! I have been singing praises of crock pot meals forever, they are just so simple and great for weeknight meals. This recipe is from one of my favorite food blogs of late, Let's Dish.

I served these with guacamole, and some feta cheese. I love using feta or goat cheese in Mexican dishes. I planned on making smashed black beans as well but I ran out of time and we ended up being completely satisfied with just the tacos anyway. I used a 1.5 lb roast and a jar of Rosa Mexicano Salsa Verde de Habanero and this fed Casey and I for two nights.

1 (5 pound) pork roast
1 (16 oz.) bottle salsa verde (green salsa)
3 tablespoons lime juice
1 small onion, chopped
1 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
3 roma tomatoes, chopped
Corn or flour tortillas

Place pork roast in slow cooker. Mix together salsa verde and lime juice and pour over roast. Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours. Meanwhile, mix together onion and cilantro in a small bowl; refrigerate. About one hour before serving, remove pork from slow cooker and shred with two forks. Return to slow cooker, and stir in about 1/2 cup of the onion and cilantro mixture. To serve, place pork mixture into tortillas. Top with onion and cilantro mixture and chopped tomatoes.


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Danielle said... [Reply to comment]

this looks great - I love the slow cooker

Emily {Frilly Details} said... [Reply to comment]

What a yummy sounding recipe! I'm all for crock pot meals. I'm adding this to my list! :)

Tanja @ Postmodern Hostess said... [Reply to comment]

I feel like all I ever say in my comments here is "Yum." How boring!

But, still... OMG. YUM!

This sounds a lot like my pork chile verde recipe, but better. Will have to try!

ann said... [Reply to comment]

The crock pot does make life simpler. This meal looks delicious.

shealennon said... [Reply to comment]

These look so amazing! And the fact that they're made in the slow cooker makes them even better!

Christina said... [Reply to comment]

@Tanja @ Postmodern Hostess Ha! No worries, I love comments regardless. I will have to check out your pork chili!

Katie P said... [Reply to comment]

It's almost lunchtime, and you're making me so hungry! Yum!

That's Ron said... [Reply to comment]

love them tacos!

Kankana said... [Reply to comment]

looks sooo yummy and tangy.. loving them! Thanks for dropping by:)

Christy said... [Reply to comment]

feta is such a great addition..i would have never thought to use it. thank you for sharing with tuesday night supper club.

anniebakes said... [Reply to comment]

the crockpot is my best friend!! beautiful photos! anne

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(Florida) Girl said... [Reply to comment]

I really could stand to shake some dust off my slow cooker and give myself a break every once in awhile.

Ruth Williams said... [Reply to comment]

they were delicious and easy! thank you!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

I made these tonight except with chicken. The pork was not on sale. A little sour cream, cheddar cheese, lime....Oh. My. Goodness. SO DANG GOOD! SO easy! Thank you!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

I have a question......... in your narrative you said you used a 1.5 pound roast but the ingredient list has a 5 pound roast.... which is it?

Christina said... [Reply to comment]

The original recipe calls for a 5 lbs roast. If you want to stick to the original recipe, follow the ingredient list. However, I decided to use a 1.5 lb roast and a whole jar of salsa since we didn't need so much meat and I like things extra spicy. I followed the rest of the recipe as listed but just reduced the amount of meat.

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Thank you for your reply! That helps me a lot!

Rachel said... [Reply to comment]

Just made these, and I have to say they are wonderful! I used a 1 lb. pork roast, and it was so juicy and full of flavor. All of your suggested toppings worked perfectly. I added feta cheese and avocado slices to cool the dish down. I'll definitely make this easy and delicious meal again.

Adrienne said... [Reply to comment]

Thanks for the person who tried it with chicken. I am going to do this one very soon. Thanks for the recipe and the inspiration.

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