Shredded Mexican Pork

Shredded Mexican Pork

This Shredded Mexican Pork is delicious, goes together in a snap, and is so versatile.  It’s perfect for nachos, tacos, burritos, or taco salad because the flavors are mild yet tasty so all of the toppings that are put with it compliment the meat.  I like to cook it in my dutch oven but any pan that has a lid that seals down well or a crock pot would work splendidly, too.

These are the quick and easy steps:

1.  Saute the onions and garlic and then sear the pork roast.

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2.  Pour the green salsa over it and lightly stir to combine.

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3.  Cover and bake for about 3 hours.

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Shredded Mexican Pork

Shredded Mexican Pork

Ingredients

  • 2 pound pork roast
  • 1/2 large onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt & pepper, to taste
  • 2 cups green salsa

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 225 degrees {or turn on crockpot if using}.
  2. Preheat the oil over medium heat in a large skillet or dutch oven {like mine above}.
  3. Add the onions and sauté until they start to become translucent, about 3 minutes.
  4. Add in the garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  5. Push the onions and garlic to one side of the pan.
  6. Liberally sprinkle salt and pepper in the bottom of the cleared side of the pan, place the roast on top of the salt and pepper and sear it on all sides until brown.
  7. Place the meat, onions, and garlic in a crock pot, baking dish, or leave in the dutch oven or other pan you may be using.
  8. Pour the green salsa over the top and slightly mix up.
  9. Cover and bake for about 3 hours or until the meat is fork tender.
  10. Lift the pork out and place it in a dish {like a 9x9 baking dish}; shred using two forks.
  11. Use a slotted spoon to spoon out the onion chunks {and some of the juices, if desired} and mix it in with the shredded meat.
  12. Serve. Enjoy!
http://www.abrightandbeautifullife.com/shredded-mexican-pork/

Recipe source: Lauren’s Latest, slightly adapted.

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8 Responses to Shredded Mexican Pork

  1. Jeanie February 18, 2014 at 6:16 pm #

    This looks and sounds delicious Lori! Pinned!

  2. Mika February 18, 2014 at 9:34 pm #

    The crock pot looks really cool. Where did you purchased it!

    Coming from Mix it up Monday! Come-by my blog and say hi!

    • Lori February 21, 2014 at 11:22 pm #

      Hi Mika, Thanks for asking about my pot – that’s a dutch oven in my photos, not a crock pot. It belonged to my husband’s great grandmother and I super love it. I think I’ve seen similar ones, although new, on Amazon.

  3. Leilani February 19, 2014 at 9:32 am #

    Delish! I have a pork tenderloin hanging out in the freezer begging for a purpose. Love the versatility of this recipe. 🙂

  4. Valentina | The Baking Fairy February 28, 2014 at 1:11 pm #

    Happy Friday! I just wanted to let you know your delicious recipe is one of my featured favorites from last week’s Get Him Fed party! You are welcome to come grab a featured button and join the party again. Congrats! 🙂

    {TheBakingFairy.net}

    • Lori April 14, 2014 at 10:35 am #

      Thank you, Valentina. You made my day!

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