This tender and juicy salsa verde pork is definitely a family favorite. And like all of my crock pot meals, they salsa verde pork tacos are quick and easy to put together for the perfect weeknight meal.
I think today’s recipe gets the award for the most cooked recipe by my college kids. I’ve had college kids since 2002 and my four kids have probably made this recipe more than any other one while they’ve been away at college. There are a couple of reasons for this. It’s easy and it’s delicious! It is made in a slow cooker and it also makes a nice big batch and they can eat all week long. And it is also very versatile. You can serve it as a taco, a burrito, on nachos, in a taquito, as enchiladas, etc. The meat is also great served over rice or with some potatoes. I guess that is more than just a couple of reasons.
Remember I said it is easy? Just add your pork along with a jar of salsa verde, some onion, chicken broth and seasonings into the slow cooker.
Salsa Verde Pork
It cooks on low for 6-8 hours. Remove the meat from the pan and use two forks to shred into pieces. Place the shredded meat on a cookie sheet and pop it into the oven at 400 degrees to roast the meat and get the edges nice and brown and crispy. Put the leftover sauce into a pan and bring to a boil. Let it boil and reduce for about 10 minutes. After the meat is roasted put it in a bowl and add some of the reduced sauce back into the meat. This helps keep the meat moist and delicious!
All that is left is to decide how to serve your salsa verde pork. Us it to make tacos, burritos, or baked taquitos.
We like to add a little cabbage salad on top 0f our carnitas tacos. It gives some nice crisp crunch to the tacos. I just toss the cabbage with some olive oil, red wine vinegar, sugar and salt and pepper. I hope this will become a regular staple in your meal rotation and that you love it as much as we do.
And make sure to check out more of my favorite pork recipes:
Pork Salsa Verde Slow Cooker Recipe