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Shredded Green Chile Pork Tacos In The Crock Pot

Shredded Green Chile Pork Tacos

It’s early in the morning, you are up before your kids and you have an extra 10-15 minutes! Nice Work! Sounds like you are ready to do some prep work for dinner. If you’re like me, you already have your Shredded Green Chile Pork Tacos planned out, and meat thawed in the fridge just for this occasion. You may even have the rest of your ingredients set out!

This Shredded Green Chile Pork recipe is super easy and tastes delicious. You can use it for tacos, burritos, quesadillas, and enchiladas too! It freezes well, so if you for a family is small, you can get 3 meals out of it. There’s 5 in my family, and we usually get 2 meals out of a 2-3 pound roast. That’s about 3$ per person!

Prep The Crock-pot For Green Chile Pork

Green Chile Pork Ingredients

Here’s what you need

  • 2-3 Pound Pork roast
  • Olive Oil
  • Frying Pan
  • Crock-pot
  • Seasonings from recipe
  • Green Enchilada Sauce
  • Diced Green Chiles

Starting The Green Chile Pork

Heat your frying pan to medium high while you rinse and dry the roast and then season it with salt pepper and garlic powder. Add some oil to the frying pan and place the roast in. While the meat is getting great delicious color, open your cans. Pour about 1 cup of the enchilada sauce in the bottom of the crock-pot. Turn the roast and pour a little more coffee and catch up on your emails for a few minutes.

Tasty brown bits make this so yummy!

When both sides of the roast are brown and look ready, place carefully into the crock pot. Add the Diced Chile’s and Oregano, and a little more enchilada sauce to coat the roast. This keeps it from getting too dry. Place the lid on, and turn the crock pot on to low for 8 hours.

Shredding the Green Chile Pork

At the end of the day, your home will smell amazing! And, you will only have about 20 minutes to go till dinner is ready!

Green Chile Pork-Low for 8hs

Take the lid off the crock pot, and shred up the meat with 2 forks. It will be so tender it just falls apart. I like to stir it around in the sauce as well, this makes it taste even better and distributes the flavorful brown bits throughout.

At this point, you can chop up your veggies and shred some cheese. Here’s a list of what we put in ours at serving time.

Additional Toppings

  • Lettuce, Chopped
  • Black Beans
  • Avocado Slices
  • Cheddar or Pepper Jack Cheese, Shredded
  • Tomatoes, Diced
  • Green Onions, Diced
  • Sour Cream
  • Green Taco Sauce
  • Corn or Flour Tortillas Softened

The 10 minutes it take to get this prepped in the morning is totally worth getting up early. Think of the time you can save yourself later! My whole family loves this recipe. We even make quesadillas for my 8 year old picky eater!

Green Chile Pork Tacos

This inexpensive cut of pork roast is perfect for shredded tacos. And green chile’s take it to the next level. Put this roast in the crockpot in the morning and have a delicious meal at the end of the day!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Cheap, Easy, Green Chile, Tacos
Servings: 10 Servings

Ingredients

  • 3-4 Lb. Pork Sirloin Roast
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1/2 Tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tsp Oregano Dried
  • 1 7oz Can Diced Green Chiles
  • 1 Cup Green Enchilada Sauce
  • 8-12 Corn Tortillas
  • 1-2 Tbsp Olive Oil

Toppings

  • 1 Cup Lettuce Shredded
  • 1/2 Cup Tomatoes Diced
  • 1/4 Cup Cilantro Chopped
  • 1/2 Cup Onion Diced
  • 1-2 Cups Cheddar or Jack Cheese Shredded
  • 1 Avocado Diced
  • 1 Lime Cut into wedges
  • Hot Sauce
  • Sour Cream
  • Salsa

Instructions

  • Season roast with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Brown Roast in a pan with olive oil over medium-high heat. meanwhile, place enchilada sauce, and green chiles in the crockpot.  sprinkle oregano over sauce, add roast, and top with a little more oregano. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours. This is a simple 10-minute task you can even do before work!
    Prepare all toppings towards the end of the cooking time. When roast is done, break up with 2 forks, and shred, mixing around with sauce. Prepare tacos, or burritos if desired and enjoy. Serve with refried or black beans, chips, and salsa. 

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Do you use your morning to prep for dinner? comment below and tell me what kinds of meals you make! Don’t forget to pin this recipe for later, you’ll be glad you did! Commit to cooking at home more often and save money. I’ll help with the meal planning with these 7 Steps To Money Saving Meal Plans.


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