Using my slow cooker over the summer has to be one of my favorite things – it makes each meal simple, I can run errands without worry while my food cooks, and it doesn’t heat up the house like the oven would.
With that being said, not everything tastes great coming out of a slow cooker. To quote one of my former students, everything his mom made in the crockpot “tastes like dried butt”. That’s not what I’m going for.
Every time I’ve made this pork it has turned out juicy and flavorful. I typically use this as a filling for tacos, but it’s pretty versatile. Feel free to change things up a bit – if you want spicier pork, use another seasoning packet. If you really like chiles, add another can. Maybe throw in some black beans to round things out a bit and serve on top of lime rice. You do you.
ONION & GREEN CHILE SHREDDED PORK
WHAT YOU NEED:
2 pork tenderloins, around 1 lb. each (or 1 large pork tenderloin)
1 packet of McCormick Chipotle Taco seasoning mix
2 Tbsp. of olive oil
1 Tbsp. of chopped garlic
1 large white onion, diced
1 can (4.5 oz) of chopped green chiles
WHAT TO DO:
- Make a paste out of the olive oil, chopped garlic, and seasoning packet. Spread all over the pork tenderloins.
2. Place both pork tenderloins inside the pot of your slow cooker. Cover with the chopped green chiles.
3. Add the onion on top.
4. Put the lid on the slow cooker, and set it to LOW for 8 hours. After 8 hours, the pork will easily shred. Shred the pork and stir into the released juices, onions, and chiles.
5. Use the pork as a filling for tacos, burritos, quesadillas, etc. and ENJOY!