Chunks of lean pork, slow cooked in the crock pot with tomatoes, green chiles and jalapeño for a delicious weeknight meal with a little bit of heat!
Serve this with tortillas, or over brown rice with a little light sour cream and a slice of avocado if you wish and you'll have a delicious meal.
This recipe is really so versatile – you can add more broth if you want more liquid, you can also add tomatillos, cilantro, and make it your own. For speed and convenience I used canned green chiles and jalapeno, but you can certainly use fresh and roast your own. This has a little bit of kick, but you can certainly turn it up by adding more jalapeños or chile powder.
I bought a boneless loin roast and trimmed quite a bit of the fat off before cooking, so keep it in mind that you'll lose some meat. I like to brown the meat before adding it to the crock pot for best results and add a little flour to pork as it browns before adding it to the crock pot so that it thickens a bit. If you have gluten allergies, you can skip this step. If you don't have time to brown your meat no worries, it will still work out fine. Enjoy!
Slow Cooker Pork and Green Chile Stew
Servings: 6 • Serving Size: little over 3/4 cup • Points +: 6 pts • Smart Points: 4
Calories: 253 • Fat: 9 g • Carbs: 5.5 g • Fiber: 0.5 g • Protein: 33 g • Sugar: 1.5 g
Sodium: 836 mg (without salt)
- 2 lbs* boneless pork loin roast, lean, all fat trimmed off
- salt and pepper to taste
- cooking spray
- 2 tbsp unbleached all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup diced onion
- 2 cans (4.25 oz each) whole green chiles, sliced into thick rounds
- 2 tbsp chopped jalapeño, or more to taste
- 10 oz can diced tomatoes and green chilies (Ro*Tel Mild)
- 1/2 cup fat-free low-sodium chicken broth
- 1 tbsp cumin
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- salt and fresh ground black pepper, to taste
Cut pork into 2-inch pieces. Season with salt and pepper.
Heat a large non-stick skillet on high heat; when hot lightly spray the pan with oil and brown the pork over medium heat on all sides, about 3 - 4 minutes total. Sprinkle 1 tbsp of flour over pork and stir to cook 30 seconds, sprinkle remaining flour over pork and cook an additional 30 seconds.
Add browned pork to the crock pot, along with the remaining ingredients.
Cook on LOW for 8 hours or HIGH for 4 houts (if using a Dutch oven, cook on low heat for 3-4 hours). When done, adjust season, salt and pepper to taste if needed.
Makes about 5 cups.
*Weight after all fat is trimmed.