Freezable Crock Pot Meal: Mexican Pulled Pork

One day, while spending too much time on Pintrest, I came across some recipes for freezable, crock pot meals. You can click here to see more about those yummy recipes!

I whipped up one of her recipes, and I also decided to try my hand at making up some of my own freezable recipes for the slow cooker. I think that the idea of making some simple meals when you have some extra time, sticking them into the freezer, and then putting them into the crock pot on a busy day is pure genius! Our lives get pretty hectic during the semester, so anything that makes it simpler is worth doing :)

I made three different meals (two bags of each) in about an hour. Cool, huh? Plus, after calculating the costs, each meals was under 1.40 per serving.

The first meal, which I dubbed Mexican Pulled Pork, was very easy and also got a thumbs up from the hubby! This meal costs approximately $1.40 per meal. Not too shabby!

First, cut up the onions and peppers and place them in a large bowl. Add adobe sauce and chopped cilantro:

Then, cut up pork roast into chunks and add them to the veggie mix

Mix in chili verde and make sure it coats everything well:

Pour it into a labeled bag, squeeze out the extra air, and ta da!

Here's the recipe:

2 lbs of pork shoulder roast
1 bottle of green salsa (chili verde)
1 onion
2 green or red peppers
2 tsp adobe sauce
Handful of cilantro (about 1/4 cup)

Chop onion and green pepper and add to large bowl. Add adobe sauce and chopped cilantro. Cut pork into large chunks. Add to bowl. Mix in salsa and make sure it coats the other ingredients well. Put into plastic bag (about 10 cups) and freeze. When ready to cook, add to slow cooker (it might need a little time to thaw, maybe 20 minutes, before adding to the crock pot). Cook for about 6-8 hours on low or 5-6 hours on high.
Serve on a tortilla or with rice. 

I split the recipe into two bags, but in hindsight, I should have just made one bag or doubled the ingredients. So, if you'd like two separate bags/meals, I would at least double the meat and salsa. I hope that makes sense!

I'll share another recipe next week!

Feel free to ask any questions :)

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  1. I have been looking for freezer recipes I can make for Zach while I am in Uganda! Love this


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