Spicy Green Chile Pork

Cook pork shoulder, green salsa, onion, cilantro, and serrano chile peppers together in a slow cooker for a tasty filling for tacos, enchiladas, and burritos.


8 servings


1 white onion, chopped
salt and pepper to taste
2 1/2 pounds pork shoulder roast
1 (16 ounce) jar green salsa (such as Frontera®)
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
2 serrano chile peppers, or to taste


Layer the chopped onion into the bottom of a slow cooker. Season the pork shoulder with salt and pepper; place atop the chopped onion. Pour the green salsa over the pork. Sprinkle the cilantro over the salsa and pork. Drop the serrano chile peppers into the slow cooker.

Cook on LOW until the meat falls apart easily, about 8 hours. Gently remove the pork to a cutting board. Strain and discard about half the remaining liquid from the slow cooker, reserving the rest. Discard the onions, peppers, and cilantro if desired.

Shred the pork shoulder with a pair of forks. Mix the pork with the reserved liquid from the slow cooker to serve.

Estimated Time

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours

Nutritional Information

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 169; Total Fat: 8.4 g; Cholesterol: 56 mg; Sodium: 283 mg; Total Carbs: 5.4 g (Dietary Fiber: 0.4 g); Protein: 15.9 g

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