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Pork Salsa Verde

My family loves any kind of taco, so this recipe was a no brainer. My favorite thing about it is how ridiculously easy it was to prepare!! All you need is pork loin, a slow cooker, salsa verde sauces (that I buy) and some garnishes like guacamole, cilantro, lime, salsas, and tortillas. The first time I made it, I roasted poblano peppers, tomatillos, garlic cloves and onions and then blended that with tons of cilantro and some lime juice and salt. And it was great! But the next two times, I made it with just a couple jars of salsa verde and honestly, the taste wasn’t that different. I’m all for using jars and making things easier if I can.

Sorry, warning you for maybe the grossest picture ever below, per my husband. He is such a boy…but he isn’t wrong. I just wanted y’all to see just how easy this recipe is!!

This week, I used this Frontera and Sol Del Rio (both from Whole Foods) sauce combination. I did add a little cumin, salt and lime juice to the pork after it was cook with these two sauces and I think it turned out pretty great.These use to be my old staple salsa verde sauces. When I lived in San Francisco, many moons ago, I fell in love with salsa verde. But I could never find one here in Atlanta that wasn’t sweet or that would even come close to comparing until I found this salsa. It’s still not like the fresh stuff I would get in SF but it’s not bad for a jar.

You could use Siete or regular corn tortillas. Add a good guacamole and wah-lah! We used Whole Foods Pineapple Mango (next to their pre-made guacamole and pico in the veggie aisle) to add a twist to it and it was delicious!! 

Pork Salsa Verde
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Serves: 8
  • 2 pork loins (approximately 2 pounds in all)
  • 2 jars Salsa Verde
  • Corn or Siete tortillas
  • Avocado, cilantro and any other garnishes you would like.
  1. Trim or just pull the fat from the pork loins and place in slow cooker.
  2. Add your salsa verde
  3. Cook on high heat for 4 hours or low for about 6.
  4. You'll know it's done with you put a fork in the loin and it begins pulls apart easily.
  5. Shred it so it can soak up the juices.
  6. Taste and add extra salt, lime, cumin, etc as needed.
  7. Serve and enjoy!


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