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Easy Crockpot Mexican Pork Stew #Dei Fratelli Ripened Recipe Contest #National Tomato Month #Weekly Menu Plan

Easy Crockpot Mexican Pork Stew: simplelivingeating.com

This post is sponsored by Dei Fratelli. All opinions are my own.

Until field hockey season is over we are in over drive at the Balch house. You see my daughter is determined to keep up with her fencing too, which means 2 nights a week and Saturday on top of her field hockey practice and game schedule. My son has been busy with both fencing and Boy Scouts and my husband has been traveling... lets just say I have I lot less time to spend in the kitchen because I am driving so much.

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This Easy Crockpot Mexican Pork Stew is perfect for a day that I know is going to be busy close to dinner time. In the morning I literally throw the pork that I had cut at the store into the crockpot, dump a can of Dei Fratelli Chopped Mexican Tomatoes and Jalapenos along with a can of their Black Bean n Corn Salsa over the pork. If I have time I add an onion... turn on the crockpot and go about my day. When it is close to dinner time I put some rice in a rice cooker or I heat up some corn tortillas and dinner is ready!

Easy Crockpot Mexican Pork Stew: simplelivingeating.com

Dei Fratelli, a preferred tomato brand sold throughout the United States, announces its Seventh Annual Ripened Recipe Contest as a way to celebrate National Tomato Month. This national cooking competition will take place from October 1 through November 15. Home chefs are encouraged to create an original recipe using at least one Dei Fratelli tomato product, including the Dei Fratelli Truly™ Tomatoes that launched last year. The grand prize winner will receive a $250 VISA gift card, free Dei Fratelli products for a year, their recipe shared on the Dei Fratelli website, E-newsletter and social media pages, along with a YouTube video showcasing how to make the recipe for viewers.

Easy Crockpot Mexican Pork Stew: simplelivingeating.com

Easy Crockpot Mexican Pork Stew

by Diane Balch

preparation: 10 minutes                           Serves: 4 - 6


3 pounds of pork loin cut into 2 inch cubes 
1 16 ounce jar of Dei Fratelli Black Bean n Corn Salsa
1 14.5 ounce can of Dei Fratelli Chopped Mexican Tomatoes and Jalapeños
1 large onion chopped
2 tablespoons of corn starch
salt and pepper

garnish: Fresh cilantro and sour cream


1) In a medium size bow mix together the salsa and tomatoes. Slowing whisk in the corn starch and a teaspoon of salt and pepper.

2) Chop onion and put it into the crockpot with the pork. Pour sauce over the pork and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours or on high for 4 hours.

Serve over rice or with corn tortillas. 
Garnish with cilantro and sour cream. 

Weekly Menu Plan:

Sunday: Shrimp Stir Fry with Brown Jasmine Rice

Meatless Monday: Black Beans, Corn mixed with with Salsa topped with Melted Cheddar Cheese

Thursday: Sicilian Tuna Pasta with a Green Salad

Saturday: Leftovers


  1. This looks delicious. Although I don't have as busy a schedule as you do, I still love my crockpot and use it often. I hope you entered this in the contest. Think it would be especially good with tortillas.

    1. Thanks Mary,
      I have entered the contest with a chicken dish and I plan on submitting this recipe too. I am very impressed with Dei Fratelli's products. They make great meals.

  2. Oh this recipes for crockpot mexican pork stew looks delish! good luck with the contest!

  3. Perfect for these cool Fall evenings! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

  4. Delicious thanks for sharing with Hearth and Soul blog hop. pinning.

  5. I don't think it gets much easier than this! Perfect busy weeknight dish, Diane. Thank you for sharing.

  6. Delicious Mexican pork stew, thanks for sharing with Hearth and Soul blog hop. Pinning.

  7. This looks delicious! I can't wait to try it, it would be perfect on a chilly evening! Thanks so much for sharing this at the Project Parade. Hope to see you again there this week:)


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