Salsa Verde Pork


Quick prep work leads to succulent, delicious, and exceptionally easy pork for enchiladas, tamales, or burritos or even to eat all by itself! We use this pork in all sorts of things, but my husband's favorite way is simply right out of the pot. I can't trust him to do the shredding, because too much ends up in his mouth. This pork keeps well and gets even better after a day or two.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
6 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
6 hrs 15 mins
6 servings


  • 1 tablespoon canola oil

  • 1 (3 pound) boneless pork loin roast

  • 11 ounces green salsa


  1. Heat oil in large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Brown pork loin in hot oil, 2 to 3 minutes per side.

  2. Transfer roast to the crock of a slow cooker. Pour green salsa over the pork.

  3. Cook on Low for 5 hours.

  4. Shred the pork into strands with two forks; stir with the sauce so the texture is somewhat even. Continue cooking on Low for 1 to 3 hours more.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

313 Calories
15g Fat
4g Carbs
39g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 313
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Cholesterol 106mg 35%
Sodium 238mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 39g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 24mg 2%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 521mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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