Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Green Chili Pork (for Burritos)

My brother, Kendall, and his hot-mama-wife, April, made this yummy meal for us over Thanksgiving weekend. It is absolutely delicious and will be a staple at our house! uses the crock-pot, which is a definite bonus for me!! (They got the recipe from "Worldwide Ward Cookbook"...recipe submitted by Janice Beals.)

3-4 lb pork roast or pork tenderloin (I use a 24 oz. Hormel pork tenderloin for a leaner cut, drain the drippings off and half the other ingredients)
1/2 cup water
1 Tbsp. salt (I use much less)
4 c. green chilies, chopped (I use canned)
1 28 oz can green chili enchilada sauce
1 onion, chopped
1 tsp. cumin or mexican spices (I love cumin, so I use more)
handful of fresh cilantro, chopped (this makes it!!)
1/2 to 1 cup drippings from roast (again, optional)

Cook the pork roast in a crock pot with 1/2 cup water, salt and pepper overnight on low. (I just put it in first thing in the morning instead.) Remove the roast, reserving the liquid. Cube or shred meat and place back in the liquid in the crock pot. Add the remaining ingredients and let simmer on high, uncovered for 2-3 hours to reduce the liquid and allow the mixture to thicken. Stir occasionally and watch the consistency; since the meat will be spooned into tortillas, it should have the thickness of a stew. If the mixture starts getting too thick, add additional drippings and/or cover it. If the mixture is too thin when ready to serve, thicken with a little cornstarch. To serve: Place a large spoonful into a warmed tortilla and wrap. If you prefer a chimichanga-style burrito, place the wrapped tortilla in a frying pan with butter and brown on both sides.

*WW PointsPlus value: 5 PPV (I half the above recipe and divide that into 6 servings. Add additional PPVs for tortillas, cheese, etc.)

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