Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Slow Cooker Mexican Shredded Pork

On Sunday we had a beautiful Roast Pork and was now faced with some delicious looking leftovers that honestly, would have been a shame to throw out.

And although the pork was nice I didn't fancy another full roast dinner so I had to come up with something different. There isn't really a lot you can do with leftover roast pork. It's not like lamb or beef which you can easily turn into a stew or a curry. Which got me to thinking about recipes such as "pulled pork" which I have always fancied.

Anyway an idea was born and I went ahead to created a shredded style meat with a mexican influence which I must say was delicious especially wrapped in a tortilla with fresh salad and cheese which is what we had for dinner. I guess this could be put on a sandwich or a roll, served with rice, made into enchildas or taco's, possibly anything.

Best of all I put everything in the slow cooker overnight, allowed to cool, did the shredding and then reheated just prior to serving. PERFECT!

Slow Cooker Mexican Shredded Pork

Serves: 8
Points per serve: 4.5

600 grams leftover roast pork
1 brown onion, peeled and diced
2 carrots, sliced
1 25 gram packet of Taco Seasoning
2 x 400 grams tins diced tomatoes
freshly ground black pepper
Cut the pork in large pieces and place in slow cooker dish. Add carrots, onions, taco seasoning, tomatoes and season with black pepper.

Cook on low heat for 8 - 12 hours. Switch off and allow to cool.

Once cooled, remove pork pieces and shred using two forks. Place in a large bowl along with sauce from the slow cooker dish. Add a little water if necessary.

When ready, reheat in microwave and use as required.

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DailyChef said...

This looks fantastic! I love Mexican food!

Chef E said...

I finally cooked in a crock pot at my son's the past few week visiting him, and I see the appeal! I will have to pass this recipe on to him, I know I have seen a few blogs talk about it, and now its late, but I am hungry now!

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Karine said...

That is a great twist to roast pork! thanks for sharing :)

Anonymous said...

I love pulled pork, my favourite is just to add some smokey bbq sauce and a bit of stock to the slow cooker and cook all day. It's so so so delicious!