Slow Cooker Pork Roast with Salsa Verde

Slow Cooker Pork Roast with Salsa Verde

When I know I have a long day ahead of me, it is great to put something into the slow cooker and know that the house will smell great and dinner will be ready when I get home from work. 

Recently, pork shoulder roasts were on sale, so I bought one that was about three pounds and decided to spice it up a little and let the slow cooker do the rest.

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I created a dry rub with 1 tsp. black pepper, 1 tsp. salt, and 1 tsp. chipotle chili powder.  Then I rubbed this mixture all over the pork shoulder.

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 Then I put the pork into the slow cooker.  It already was starting to look good.

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But I thought I could take it up another notch.  I had some homemade hatch green chile sauce, so I poured a cup of it over the top of the pork shoulder.  For a milder version, I could have used a tomatillo or mild green chile sauce instead. 

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Then it was time to cover the slow cooker and cook the pork low and slow for 6 to 8 hours. 

When I took it out of the slow cooker, it was tender and falling apart.  I couldn’t resist a couple of quick tastes before it made it to the table 🙂 

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The leftovers made great tacos too! 

Click here for the recipe.

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