Despite the fact that this winter hasn't been as cold as it could be (or could get), I've been very into using my slow cooker lately, and even more interested in things that are hearty and easy to make (hello, one pot wonders!). So here's another one I made this past week, and guess where I got the recipe? That's right: Food52! I love this pulled fork because it's soupy enough to eat over rice but it just as easily makes a great taco or topping on a salad. Enjoy!
EASY SLOW COOKER TOMATILLO PORK
WHAT YOU NEED
4 pounds boneless pork butt
2 cups puréed fresh or canned tomatillos
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
1/2 cup yellow onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons dried oregano
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 large fresh lime
Optional accompaniments: pico de gallo, shredded cheese, chopped cilantro, chopped jalapeños, chopped tomatoes, chopped green onions, sliced avocados, salsa, sour cream, and soft flour or corn tortillas
WHAT YOU DO
1. Place pork butt in slow cooker. Cover the pork with all the ingredients EXCEPT the lime and optional accompaniments. Place lid on top of slow cooker and cook on high for 6 hours or low for 8 hours.
2. Remove pork from slow cooker and shred into smaller pieces with two forks. Place the shredded pork back in slow cooker with the leftover sauce and sprinkle with the fresh lime juice. Stir well. Serve with optional accompaniments, if desired.