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Slow-Cooker Braised Pork with Salsa

Lizard King

Lizard King

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Sep 9, 2010
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Nice! 50G of protein for 3/4 of a cup!



8 servings, generous 3/4 cup each

Active Time: 7-8 hours

Total Time: 7-8 hours

Ingredients

* 3 pounds boneless pork shoulder, or butt
* 1 1/2 cups prepared tomatillo salsa, (see Ingredient Note)
* 1 3/4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
* 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
* 1 teaspoon cumin seeds, or ground cumin
* 3 plum tomatoes, (1/2 pound),thinly sliced
* 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro, divided
* 1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream

Preparation

1. Trim and discard pork surface fat. Cut meat apart following layers of fat around muscles; trim and discard fat. Cut into 2-inch chunks and rinse with cold water. Place in a 5- or 6-quart slow cooker. Turn heat to high.
2. Combine salsa, broth, onion and cumin seeds in a saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. Pour over the meat. Add tomatoes and mix gently. Put the lid on and cook until the meat is pull-apart tender, 6 to 7 hours.
3. With a slotted spoon, transfer the pork to a large bowl; cover and keep warm. Pour the sauce and vegetables into a large skillet; skim fat. Bring to a boil over high heat. Boil, skimming froth from time to time, for about 20 minutes, to intensify flavors and thicken slightly. Add the pork and 1/4 cup cilantro; heat through.
4. To serve, ladle into bowls and garnish each serving with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkling of the remaining 1/4 cup cilantro. Oven method: Total: 3 hours Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine pork, salsa, 1/2 cup chicken broth, onion, cumin seeds and tomatoes in a 9-by-13-inch baking dish; cover snugly with foil. Bake until the pork is pull-apart tender, about 2 1/4 hours. Skim fat. Uncover and bake until the meat begins to brown, about 15 minutes more. Stir in 1/4 cup cilantro. Ladle into bowls, garnish with sour cream and remaining cilantro.

Tips & Notes

* Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days or freeze for up to 3 months. Reheat on the stovetop, in a microwave or in the oven.

* Ingredient Note: Tomatillo salsa (sometimes labeled salsa verde or green salsa) is a blend of green chiles, onions and tomatillos. It is sold in supermarkets.

Nutrition

Per serving: 252 calories; 10 g fat (4 g sat, 4 g mono); 141 mg cholesterol; 7 g carbohydrates; 50 g protein; 1 g fiber; 278 mg sodium; 854 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Zinc (27% daily value),Potassium (24% dv).
 
Mindlesswork

Mindlesswork

Crusty Poo Butt
Sep 21, 2010
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mmm sounds delicious...gotta try this out so printed it out
 
Lizard King

Lizard King

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Wife pulled out the crock pot today so I figure while it was out, I might as well use it!
 
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