Slow Cooker Southwestern Pork Roast
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours in slow cooker
The spices and green chile bring out a great flavor in this pork! Great by itself, but would be delicious in a taco or sandwich too!

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 2 - lb(s) pork roast
  • - Salt and pepper
  • 2 - Tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 - Tbsp minced onion
  • 1 - Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 - Tbsp ground cumin
  • 2 - 4 oz. can(s) green chiles
  • Side: - dinner rolls**
  • Side: - salad**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. In a small mixing bowl, combine the brown sugar, minced onion, chili powder and ground cumin.
  2. Place the pork roast in the base of the slow cooker and season with salt and pepper. Then add the spice mixture directly onto the pork. Top with cans of green chilies onto the pork roast.
  3. Set the slow cooker on low and cook for 8 hours.
  4. Please note: if your slow cooker “runs hot,” you might want to add 1/2 to 3/4 cup of water to keep the roast from drying out.
  5. Warm the dinner rolls.
  6. Prepare the salad.
  7. Serve Slow Cooker Southwestern Pork Roast with dinner rolls and salad.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. In a small mixing bowl, combine 4 Tbsp brown sugar, 4 Tbsp minced onion, 2 Tbsp chili powder and 2 Tbsp ground cumin.
  2. Open 4 cans of green chilies.

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie, add the following ingredients:

  • 2 lb. pork roast
  • Salt and pepper
  • Half of spice mixture
  • Half of the canned green chilies

Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label to baggie and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before transferring to the slow cooker and cooking on low for 8 hours.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Recipe is dairy-free when served with dairy-free sides.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free when served with gluten-free sides like rice.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Slow Cooker Southwestern Pork Roast

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw and slow cook on low for 8 hours.
Serve with side salad and dinner rolls.

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