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Easy Chipotle Pork – Slow Cooker Recipe #MejoresRecetas

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When we were kids, I remember piles of burritos wrapped in foil being a part of road trips with my grandparents. My grandmother would use whatever she had on hand, combined with scrambled eggs to make burritos we could eat all day long. Many times, the burritos would have meats cooked in a slow cooker or pressure cooker to make them extra tender. She’d wrap the burritos in foil and when we got hungry, she’d place them on the dashboard in the truck so they could warm in the sun. I recently started using Chipotle peppers in adobo sauce in my own cooking, trying them with chicken in a Chicken Tinga recipe I found online. La Morena products add authentic Latino flavors to your dishes without all the work. One time my mom roasted peppers herself in the house and we all had tears streaming down our face! Now, I get La Morena Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce at my local Vallarta Market and skip the home-smoking.

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Chipotle peppers become part of my family recipes

As I was thinking of ways to use Chipotle peppers in my own cooking, memories of slow cooker meats that my grandmothers made came to mind. My Mexican grandmother used to make a pork and green chile recipe that was so tender and yummy! It’s like the Mexican cousin to the beef pot roast and potatoes that my other grandmother made. Both grandparents used the meat for a dinner meal and then they used the leftovers as components to make other meals later. The pork and green chile would end up in breakfast eggs or in burritos. The beef pot roast would be shredded and used in tacos or for a chef salad.

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Slow Cooker Chipotle Pork

This versatile slow cooker pork recipe yields enough pork for several meals. Place a serving of the pork on a bed of lettuce for a tasty lunch salad with sliced avocado, sliced serrano chiles, a slice of lime, and your favorite dressing. As the crazy holiday season approaches, making quick and easy meals everyone loves gets a little harder, especially when the kids just want to “get a burger”. With the authentic taste of LA MORENA chiles, beans and salsas and an icy cold Coca Cola, every night will be “one of their favorites” and you can save money by cooking at home.

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Make zesty pork tacos in corn tortillas topped with shredded carrots and cabbage tossed in lime juice, crumbled cotija cheese, a slice of avocado, and a drizzle of fresh Mexican crema – no hot sauce needed! The next day, add the pork to scrambled egg burritos with a drizzle of crema.

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The key to this recipe is the addition of Coca-Cola. The sweetness of the Coca-Cola cuts the spice of the peppers and the flavors in the Coca-Cola add another dimension of flavor to the meat. My grandmother’s favorite drink was Coca-Cola so adding this to the dish is like a tribute to all things Estefana. Find Coca-Cola in your local Vallarta Market.

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How to make chipotle pork for tacos and more in the slow cooker:

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Slow Cooker Chipotle Pork

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A slow cooker pork shoulder recipe with a secret ingredient … Coca-Cola!

  • Author: Jennifer Priest
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 8 hours
  • Total Time: 8 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x
  • Category: Main DIsh
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Ingredients

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  • 10 lb Whole Pork Shoulder (ask the butcher to cut the full pork shoulder in half at the meat counter)
  • 4 cloves crushed garlic
  • 2 medium yellow onions, chopped
  • 2  tsp kosher sea salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground sage
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • 17 oz. can of La Morena Chipotle Chiles in Adobo Sauce
  • 27.5 oz. cans of Coca-Cola
  • 3 cups of water

Instructions

  1. Trim the any excess fat from the pork shoulder. Place the pork shoulder in a slow cooker crock.
  2. Add salt, black pepper, ground cumin, ground sage, and paprika. Rub the spices into the pork shoulder with your hands.
  3. Add 1 ½ chopped yellow onions and 2 cloves of crushed garlic.
  4. Place the remaining onion and crushed garlic into a blender with one 7 oz. can of La Morena Chipotle Chiles in Adobo Sauce. Blend until smooth.
  5. Pour the mixture on top of the pork shoulder.
  6. Pour two 7.5 oz. cans of Coca-Cola into the slow cooker crock.
  7. Pour 3 cups of water into the slow cooker crock.
  8. Turn the slow cooker to “low” for 7 to 8 hours or until the meat breaks apart with a fork.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 cup
  • Calories: 599
  • Sugar: 5.9
  • Sodium: 289.3
  • Fat: 32.1
  • Saturated Fat: 0
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 7.9
  • Protein: 74.3
  • Cholesterol: 253.3

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Serve with Coca-Cola for a delicious meal with a unique flavor!

Step by step recipe tutorial: Slow Cooker Chipotle Pork

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Gather the ingredients before starting.

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Trim the any excess fat from the pork shoulder. Place the pork shoulder in a slow cooker crock.

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Add 2 tsp kosher sea salt.

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Add 1 tsp black pepper.

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Add 1 tsp ground cumin and 1 tsp of ground sage.

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Add ½  tsp of ground paprika.

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Rub the spices into the pork shoulder with your hands.

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Add 1 ½ chopped yellow onions and 2 cloves of crushed garlic.

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Place the remaining onion and crushed garlic into a blender with one 7 oz. can of La Morena Chipotle Chiles in Adobo Sauce.

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Blend until smooth.

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Pour the mixture on top of the pork shoulder.

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Pour two 7.5 oz. cans of Coca-Cola into the slow cooker crock.

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Pour 3 cups of water into the slow cooker crock.

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Cover the crock with the lid. Turn the slow cooker to “low” for 7 to 8 hours or until the meat breaks apart with a fork.

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Jennifer Priest is a 20+ year designer in the arts & crafts industry and home DIYer with a passion for creativity. An Army veteran raised on a ranch, from her experience, she shares smart DIY projects that save money and fun craft ideas that anyone can make. Besides blogging, Jennifer is a Master Practitioner and Trainer of NLP, Hypnosis, and MER, and coaches other online entrepreneurs on money mindset, business, and living an intentional life. When not blogging, Jennifer is having adventures in the wilderness, on road trips, playing with her cats, and making paleo food.

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  1. I am going to make this! I just need to find those chipotle peppers in adobo sauce in Florida. And I am going to try it with eggs. I love eggs with avocado & cilantro…. Amazing how many memories that we have are associated with food. :0)

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