Here’s another easy, breezy Crock Pot recipe guaranteed to save you money and time!! Although we usually pile up the pork in soft flour tortillas, this is also great rolled burrito style and heated an additional ten minutes in a toaster oven or oven, or served on buns as a sandwich. It has a great Southwestern tang, and just a little bite! Seriously, I’ve had sooo many people ask me for this recipe after trying it at our house. The flavor can’t be beat!!
This goes great with a simple side of Mexican-style rice, or any rice and bean dish.
All prices reflect what I paid for the ingredients; this may differ for you based on your grocery shopping habits, coupon usage, creative substitutions/omissions/etc.
Southwestern Pulled Pork Tacos
- 2.5 lb boneless pork loin roast (if it’s on sale for BOGO), otherwise I use a boneless pork butt roast, which is generally the cheapest cut of pork available. The slow-cooking process makes it taste like a dream! $3.00
- 1 cup BBQ sauce FREE (I have a TON of Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ sauce I got free with coupons!)
- 1 can diced green chiles, or 1 cup fresh green chiles seeded/chopped finely. FREE, used chiles from my friend’s garden.
- 1 cup finely chopped onion (you could use a little onion powder in a pinch, or to save money) 25 cents
- 1 cup tomato sauce 40 cents
- 1/4 cup chili powder 5 cents
- 2 tsp ground cumin 1 cent??
- 1 tsp dried oregano 1 cent??
- 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon (secret ingredient…cost negligible)
- A few dashes of your favorite hot sauce
- Soft flour tortillas or buns (I use tortillas, have many packs of 8 I got on sale for 50 cents a pack, so 25 cents…make your own and save money! I want to learn how!)
- Shredded Mexican/Colby-Jack/Cheddar cheese (optional) 50 cents
- Sour Cream (optional) I just use a smidge to dip… 10 cents
The Super-Easy Procedure
- Mix all ingredients except for tortillas, cheese, sour cream, and pork in the bottom of your Crock Pot. Add the pork and give it a flip so it’s coated all over with the sauce. (note: if you want more heat, feel free to spice it up and add more diced chiles and/or hot sauce.)
- Cook on low around 8 hours. Go to work, go to school, live your life. 🙂
- Gently pull pork apart inside Crock Pot with two forks. It should shred apart easily.
- You can remove pork to a serving dish before shredding if you want to control the amount of sauce you have in your tacos/burritos/sandwiches.
- Enjoy the delectable aroma emanating from your house/apartment. The neighbors are jealous.
- Serve on flour tortillas or buns, and add cheese and sour cream as you see fit!! Really though, just the saucy meat is delicious enough if you don’t want to add the extras!!
Total Cost: around $4.63!! Will feed two people for two days or more!!