With our hectic schedules we absolutely love crockpot meals. Especially ones that are an easy dump and cook. And who doesn’t need a quick and easy meal in their recipe book? This Mexican salsa verde crockpot pork loin recipe is one of my families favorites!
In addition, I love that I usually have all the ingredients on hand and with a few minutes of preparation in the morning, we can have a delicious hot meal in the evening.
We are definitely a Mexican-food loving family. Generally, I never tire of it and usually have some sort Latin inspired meal a couple of times a week.
One of the best parts of this slow cooker pork loin recipe is that it’s so juicy and tender. Even the grandkids love to eat quesadillas with this savory pork meat.
In fact, this salsa verde crockpot pork loin recipe is delicious with tacos, burritos, enchiladas, quesadillas, burrito bowls and taco salad.
Origin of the Mexican Crockpot Pork Loin Recipe
Briefly, let me tell you how I came up with this recipe. For years I’ve made a crockpot shredded pork or beef using my own homemade salsa recipe. Of course we loved it and we would have it often.
However, I do like to play around in the kitchen. One morning as I was getting ready to dump in my ingredients for my shredded pork, I thought I’d try a tomatillo salsa verde instead of my homemade salsa.
Well, Steph happened to come over as it was finishing up and wanted to know what I was cooking. She said, it smelled delicious!
She had a taste and wanted to know if I had written down what I had done, because it was a “keeper”.
It has now become a family favorite!
The great thing is that I usually have all of the ingredients on hand. So if it’s a last minute decision to make it, I generally have everything I need.
What You'll Need for Salsa Verde Crockpot Pork Loin Recipe
I generally use a boneless pork loin. This cut of meat goes on sale regularly at my grocery store and I keep it stocked in my deep-freezer.
The seasonings I use are pink Himalayan salt, garlic powder, chili powder and chipotle chili powder.
In addition, I add a diced onion over the pork. This not only adds flavor, but it also adds moisture. You’ll notice that the only liquid I add is the salsa.
Finally, I top everything with a tomatillo salsa verde. I’ve tried several different brands, and my favorite by far is Kroger’s Tomatillo Salsa Verde.
All the ingredients are placed in the slow cooker and I let it cook on a low setting for 6-8 hours.
It's Looking Good
Garnish and Serve
It’s too bad you can’t smell the delicious aroma through the screen. Trust me if you love Mexican food, you are going to love this slow cooker pork loin recipe.
Of course, you can serve it so many ways, such as taco or burrito bowls. But, I’m a salad lover and my favorite way is on a taco salad.
Easy Slow Cooker Salsa Verde Pork
- slow cooker
- 2-3 lb pork loin roast
- 1 onion diced
- 1 1/2 tsp chili powder
- 1/4-1/2 tsp chipotle chili powder optional, depends how spicy you like it
- 1 tsp salt or to taste
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 3/4 cup tomatillo salsa verde
- lime optional
- cilantro optional
- Place the pork loin roast in a slow cooker.Season with salt, chili powders and garlic powder.
- Top with diced onion and tomatillo salsa verde.
- Set slow cooker to low, replace lid. Let cook for 6-8 hours.
- Shred the pork with two forks, serve with rice and beans or in tacos, burritos, quesadillas, enchiladas, burrito bowls or taco salad.Garnish with limes and cilantro.
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