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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Slow Cooker Mexican Pork #Foodie Friday #Food of the World

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Slow Cooker Mexican Pork- simplelivingeating.com


Memorial Day weekend is upon us and we have so many plans, two parades and a party. Our pool club opens up on Saturday. There will be plenty of blue lip children shivering around in the still to chilly water... but they don't care. If there is a pool it's summer in their minds. Hope you have a fun and relaxing weekend.



Slow Cooker Mexican Pork- simplelivingeating.com

This Slow Cooker Mexican Pork recipe is my send off to Mexican cooking. My family and I really enjoyed the recipes we made and we discovered that Mexican food can be light, healthy, and easy to make...especially if you use a crock pot.

We plan on eating this dish several times this summer and maybe into the Fall. It works both when it's hot and cold outside. I like the idea of coming home to this dish after a fun day in the sun.

Slow Cooker Mexican Pork- simplelivingeating.com

Slow Cooker Mexican Pork

by Diane Balch
simplelivingeating.com

preparation time: 15 minutes                                          serves: 6 - 8

Ingredients:

3 pounds of boneless pork loin frozen
2 medium onions chopped
6 large potatoes peeled and cubed
4 cloves of garlic chopped
1 28 ounce can of diced tomatoes
1 16 ounce jar of hot salsa
1/2 teaspoon of salt and pepper


Directions:

1) Place pork loin in a large crock pot

2) Put potatoes and onions around the meat.

3) In a large bowl mix the tomatoes, garlic, salsa and salt and pepper together. Pour over meat and potatoes.

4) Cook on low for 8 hours if pork is frozen. Cook 4 - 6 hours on low if pork is thawed. 

5) When the meat is done remove the pork loin from the crockpot. Shred it and return the meat to the pot. Mix well with sauce and potatoes. 

6) Serve over rice or with tortillas. Garnish with avocados and sour cream.






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36 comments:

  1. Hi Diane,
    It is opening weekend for our Club Pool and the Lake season, with company coming a big weekend. Hope you and your family have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend and thanks so much for the party!
    Miz Helen

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    1. I bet the weather is a little warmer at your pool. We may have to fly down and take a dip. Have a great weekend.

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  2. That sounds like a great meal, especially served over rice.

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  3. Thanks for the party Diane - hope you enjoy the holiday weekend!!

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    1. You too Deb.. enjoy the beginning of summer.

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  4. Thanks so much for the feature and for hosting!! Have a great weekend! -Erica

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    1. You are very welcome Erica fantastic dish and your photography is terrific too.

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  5. Diane,
    Thanks for hosting the party. I love Mexican food but I don't normally make it at home. This looks delicious.
    Annamaria

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    1. I hope you try this dish it was super easy... have a great weekend Annamaria.

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  6. I guess I should switch my brain over to French food, and put the Mexican food away. ;) Thanks so much for the party. Have a great weekend Diane!!

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    1. With the warm weather coming it's hard to change to France after Mexico... I'm still loving my margaritas. I guess I need to think coastal France.

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  7. As a kid, our lives revolved around the pool so I know what you mean about the opening of the pool signifies summer. Thanks for hosting. Your Mexican pork looks amazing.
    Sam

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    1. I grew up in a beach town and never swam in a pool. I never even heard of a pool club until I moved in land... it is a fun place to gather for adults and kids. Have a terriifc Memorial Day weekend Sam.

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  8. Morning, Diane,
    Thanks so much for the party. Your dish and the features look delicious! Enjoy your weekend :)

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    1. You are so welcome good to have you Robyn.

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  9. Your Mexican pork looks so good. We don't eat pork but I think I'll try a chicken version soon.
    Thanks for the party and have a nice Memorial Day Weekend !

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    1. Chicken would work fine. I would use dark meat.

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  10. That chicken looks fabulous!!! Have a great holiday weekend!

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  11. Thanks for hosting, Diane!! Pinning your Mexican Pork recipe! Looks delicious!

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  12. Your Mexican pork sounds really yummy Diane!
    Thanks for the wonderful party this week. Hope you have a terrific holiday weekend!

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  13. I love your party. Thanks for hosting. Please come and party with us. We would love to have you. http://loulougirls.blogspot.com
    Happy Friday! Lou Lou Girls

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    1. I go every week. I enjoy your party too.

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  14. Thanks for hosting! Have a safe and Happy Memorial Day! :)

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    1. You too Jamie..have a great weekend.

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  15. I need to use my crock pot more often in the summer--it's sometimes just too hot to cook on the stovetop and especially the oven. This looks really good, Diane!
    Thank you for the party. Have a great weekend!

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    1. I read an article that inspired me about using the crockpot for the summer. It uses the least amount of energy and gives off practically no heat. Mexican works really well along with Spanish, Italian and other Mediterranean style cooking for summer... You should try my Slow Cooker Moroccan Chicken that works for summer: http://www.simplelivingeating.com/2014/03/slow-cooker-moroccan-chicken-foodie.html

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  16. What a yummy Tex Mex crock pot dish. Thanks for sharing with us at Simple Supper Tues.

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  17. G'day! I can almost smell this from here and want some now!
    Viewed as part of Simple Supper Tuesday LINKY PARTY #12
    Cheers! Joanne

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  18. G'day and thanks for hosting this great party too!
    Cheers! Joanne

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  19. That sounds delicious. Thanks for the recipe!

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  20. Hi Diane,
    Thanks so much for sharing your awesome Slow Cooker Mexican Pork Roast with Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you are having a great weekend and come back soon.
    Miz Helen

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  21. Thanks for linking with us at Family Fun Friday. Just dropping by to let you know you're Crock Pot Pork and Chorizo Cheese Dip are being featured this week. The party goes live Thurs at 3:00 Central. I hope you'll stop by again.

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    1. Thank you so much... I will be by the party. These are two of my favorite recipes in the last month.

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