Slow-Cooker Braised Pork with Salsa

Winter 2004, The Essential EatingWell Cookbook (2004)

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With just a few ingredients, you can produce a full-flavored, meltingly tender pork stew in your slow cooker. Serve over quinoa or rice.

"This is the first recipe I've made in a while that my whole picky family loved! It's not often everyone at the table agrees that something is good. I served it win taco shells with fat free sour cream and light cheddar. This will be a...

19 Reviews for Slow-Cooker Braised Pork with Salsa

Help with this recipe

Do I cook this in the crock pot for 6-7 hours on high or low? PLEASE HELP!

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Anonymous wrote 3 years 6 weeks ago

Bring all ingredients up on

Bring all ingredients up on HI to a simmer, then turn to LO. Most of the cooking time is on LO.

Delicious and easy!

I have 3 young children and an incredibly busy life style. This recipe is a "go to" as everyone, and I mean everyone, likes it. I use canned, petite diced tomatoes instead of the roma and add two chipotle peppers in adobo. We serve it with sour cream, cilantro, maybe a little shredded jack cheese, and high quality chips, black beans and rice. I think the salsa is key: make sure it is a good quality one. We like the mild Xochitl green salsa. Yum!

Simple, delicious, inexpensive
So Easy and So Good

This is the first recipe I've ever done in a slow cooker and it was awesome! I followed the recipe exactly and it turned out great. I'm not a huge fan of tomatillos, so I got a green salsa that also had habenero in it. That gave it a bit of a kick and reduced the tomatillos a bit. One tip - if you use pork butt, have the butcher trim it for you. My butcher cut 3/4 pounds of fat off the original piece of meat. I'm glad I caught that at the store so I could adjust and not pay for fat. I trimmed more off before cooking. The meat really cooks down a lot so you want to make sure you start with close to the full amount in the recipe. Next time I make this, I'm adding New Mexico green chilis to it. Yum!

Small number of ingredients
Tastes almost like my favorite dish at a local Mexican Restaurant!

This dish is delicious! It tastes almost exactly like my favorite dish at a local Mexican restaurant. The only downside is that the flavor of the sauce could be punched up a bit. Next time I'll add a can of diced green chiles, some extra salsa and lime juice. This one is definitely a keeper!

Easy, Flavorful
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Anonymous wrote 2 years 31 weeks ago

kmigs59 I thoroughly enjoyed

I thoroughly enjoyed this recipe, it's ease and taste. Very authentic flavors. I added a tad more cumin, really another tsp. and I'm glad I did. Served with Spanish rice and will def. make again.

Good flavour, but somewhat dry

Not sure if I did anything wrong, but all the liquid dried up so I didn't do the reduction step. I actually ended up adding some white wine and water so it would have some sort of sauce, and it turned out well. Next time I'll add more broth or salsa or both. Really great flavor though.

Tasty, easy

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