Monday, May 7, 2012

Pork Chalupa

I just love this recipe and so does my family.  It has become a regular in our house.  I have found that I can use many types of pork cuts (chops, ribs, roast, etc) and it turns out fantastic every time.  I found this on allrecipes - here.  I have used this meat/bean mixture for copy cat costa vida salads- it's a nice change to the sweet pork.   I like to soak my beans (2 cups = 1 lb) overnight in water.  This helps soften the beans and remove some of the extra gas. The next day just drain the yucky water before dumping the beans into your crockpot.  Enjoy!

  • 1 (4 pound) pork shoulder roast
  • 1 pound dried pinto beans
  • 3 (4 ounce) cans diced green chile peppers
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 16 flour tortillas or taco shells


  1. Place the roast inside a slow cooker coated with cooking spray. In a separate bowl, stir together the beans, 2 cans of the chile peppers, chili powder, cumin, salt, oregano, and garlic powder. Pour the whole mixture over the roast, and add enough water so that the roast is mostly covered. Jiggle the roast a little to get some of the liquid underneath.
  2. Cover, and cook on Low for 8 to 9 hours. Check after about 5 hours to make sure the beans have not absorbed all of the liquid. Add more water if necessary 1 cup at a time. Use just enough to keep the beans from drying out.
  3. When the roast is fork-tender, remove it from the slow cooker, and place on a cutting board. Remove any bone and fat, then shred with forks. Return to the slow cooker, and stir in the remaining can of green chilies. Heat through, and serve with flour tortillas and your favorite toppings.

1 comment:

Allie said...

Is this what we had last night? It was really good in tacos if it was. Jody