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Slow-Cooker Braised Pork with Salsa Recipe

Looking for an easy Slow-Cooker Braised Pork with Salsa recipe? Learn how to make Slow-Cooker Braised Pork with Salsa using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by jennaleigh11

Makes 8 servings



Eating Well recipe, Serve over quinoa or rice. Servings size is a generous 3/4 cup

Recipe Ingredients for Slow-Cooker Braised Pork with Salsa

2 1/4 pounds boneless pork shoulder
1 1/2 cups salsa verde
1 3/4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
1 teaspoon cumin seeds, or ground cumin
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro, divided
1/2 cup fat free sour cream
28 oz canned stewed tomatoes, drained

Recipe Directions for Slow-Cooker Braised Pork with Salsa

  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 350F. 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.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 355.3g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
241
Calories from Fat
49
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
5.4g
8%
Saturated Fat
1.8g
9%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
95mg
32%
Sodium
516mg
21%
Potassium
882mg
25%
Total Carbohydrates
9.9g
3%
Dietary Fiber
1.7g
7%
Sugars
5.2g
Protein
36.9g
Vitamin A 24% Vitamin C 33%
Calcium 6% Iron 14%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Very high in niacin
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in potassium
  • High in riboflavin
  • Very high in selenium
  • Very high in thiamin
  • Very high in vitamin B6
  • High in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in cholesterol
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