I'm sure you've used all your pork by now but I just posted this on the 30 Something Moms team and when I saw this post I decided to cut and paste. You can make this next time pork is on sale :)
I'm a busy mom, wife, got 3 kids and 2 jobs so my crock pot is my bff. I had to find a way to make my husband's favorite Mexican meals healthy and convenient and he absolutely loves my Pork en Chile Verde (green sauce/salsa) mmm.
I don't realy measure my salsa ingredients when I cook but I make sure I eat only about 3 oz of pork and track/log that.
Boil the following for about 10 minutes.
Tomatillos - I make a lot of chile verde so I use 12 - 15 sometimes more because you can save some of this salsa verde and use for other meals. E.g. tacos, burritos, tostadas, ect...
Serrano peppers - he likes it very spicy so I use about 7 and that is still not hot enough for him! Be careful serranos are HOT you may want to only use 1 or 2. You can use jalapenos but they're not as hot as serranos.
Add the above to the blender along with:
Garlic cloves - I usually use 3 roughly chopped
About a 1/4 Onion roughly chopped
Cilantro - as much as you like... we like a lot.
I add salt or sometimes garlic salt. mmmm
Blend all salsa ingredients, place raw pork peices in the crock pot and pour blended salsa over the pork. Doesn't have to be in that order. (As much pork as you wanna cook - stew size pieces). I suggest you don't use all of the salsa. Save some for for other meals.
I buy what ever pork is on sale, I just try to make sure it doesn't have much fat. I trim what I can. I like boneless but I've used bone-in peices if it was on sale. It tastes just as yummy.
Cook on low for 8 hours, go to work, come back and voila dinner is ready!
My hubby likes the pork shredded in burritos. I'll have it on a tostada to save calories. You can add what ever toppings you like but then you have to track extra calories.
I'm sure you can use chicken instead of pork if you like also.
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My freezer was getting low, I've been trying to use stuff up - out with the old, in with the new. Yesterday my local WalMart had whole pork loins on sale for $1 per pound so I bought 3! So now I have 30 pounds of pork to cut up and freeze. I don't have that many pork recipes. Anyone care to share their favorites? Thanks!
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