Thursday, April 10, 2008

Crockpot Meals: Tex-Mex crockpot pork

Good Morning to you! I just LOVE recipes that I can set and forget until dinner time! My crock pot gets quite the workout, believe me! So I thought I would share a recipe that has a lot of the flavors that are common here in Texas, and mix them with my favorite cooking method, and still keep it light in calories and fat!

Tex-Mex crock pot pork
Grocery List:
1 can (8 oz) tomato sauce (1 cup)
1 cup bottled barbecue sauce
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
2 cans (4.5 oz each) diced green chilies (1 if you want it more mild)
1/4 cup chili powder
1 tsp each ground cumin and dried oregano (you can also use Italian seasoning if that's what you have on hand)
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
One 2 1/2-lb well-trimmed boneless pork loin roast
1/2 cup chopped cilantro

How to make it:
1. Mix Sauce ingredients in a 3-qt or larger slow-cooker. Add pork, then spoon sauce over pork just to cover.

2. Cover cooker and cook on high 31/2 hours or on low 8 to 10 hours, until pork is fork-tender. Remove pork to a cutting board and, using 2 forks, pull meat into shreds.

3. Pour sauce into serving bowl; stir in the cilantro and shredded pork.

Roll up in warmed burrito-size flour tortillas, or serve in taco shells or on burger buns. Shredded lettuce, diced red onion and sour cream are all great toppings!

Nutritional Information:
makes 6 servings
9g fat
2g fiber
6 WW points


Anonymous said...

We loved this meal!! I forwarded it on to my friends/family. The type of tortilla makes a mom tried in a different brand (which I later tasted) and it tasted off. Wish I knew the brand, sorry...but it was a puffed type tortilla. We used it with plain Mission tortillas and it was great

The Gourmet Momma said...

Oh! I am so glad!!
It's one of my favorite meals as well!!