Easy and tasty crock-pot meal that is quick to prepare and ready when you are
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Pull out the slow cooker - it's time for a nice dinner prepared in less than 10 minutes and ready in about 5 hours.
You might think that the slow-cooker is designated only for colder months when you want a warm, home cooked meal, but I'd bet my bottom dollar that you'd be happy to get home from work with dinner already prepared any time of year.
And that right there is the beauty of the slow cooker: dinner is ready when you get home.
Oh and you don't have to turn on the stove or the oven, so it's energy efficient and doesn't make your kitchen turn into an inferno.
Honestly, all of these perks are just added bonuses to how delicious this Southwest Crock Pot Pork really is.
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Taste is the most important factor when I write about a recipe. I'd rather just scratch the idea or re-test a recipe 4 times before I posted a mediocre recipe just to get it on the blog.
Some might say that's crazy, but I think it'd be totally rude of me to post a recipe and then have you try it and it just not be that good. How unfortunate would that be? Isn't that the whole point of getting recipes from a blog - the blog writer has done the testing for you so you know it's going to be good...
Luckily, that is absolutely not the case for this recipe. First time turned out to be a winner, and it's delicious on a bed of lettuce or served in lettuce wraps.
You could also serve it with tortilla chips or some whole grain tortillas (like corn tortillas or whole wheat tortillas).
As for prep work for this recipe, I like to put the onion, green chiles, garlic, and chicken broth in a food processor and give it a quick whirl to make a sauce.
However, you could totally just dice the onions, minced the garlic, and mix it with the chiles & chicken broth.
I just found the texture to be nicer when the onion was blended. Personal preference.
Other than that, that's really all you need to know about the recipe.
A quick, easy weeknight or weekend meal that requires less than 10-15 minutes prep time and doesn't heat up your kitchen.
I know I'll be making this in the future when it gets to be too unbearable to turn on my stove or oven!
Southwest Crock Pot Pork
- 1 large onion roughly chopped
- 3 cloves garlic chopped
- 2 (4 ounce) cans green chiles
- 1.5 cups chicken broth unsalted
- 1.25 pounds pork trimmed of fat
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- ¾ teaspoon paprika
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- ¼ teaspoon oregano
- Add onion, garlic, green chiles, and chicken broth to a food processor and pulse until combined. Pour half of the mixture into the bottom of a slow cooker.
- Put the pork into the slow cooker.
- Stir together the chili powder, paprika, salt, cayenne pepper, and oregano. Sprinkle over pork.
- Top pork with remaining onion mixture. Cover and cook on Low for 6-7 hours or High for 3-4 hours.
- Remove pork from sauce and shred. Return shredded pork to sauce.
- Serve with optional toppings on a bed of lettuce or in tortillas or lettuce wraps. Enjoy!
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