Thursday, June 5, 2014

Investment Cooking - Easy Pork Verde


I decided to take advantage of lean pork loin on sale at the corner market for $2.19 a pound and make up a batch of one of my very favorites - Pork Verde.  I bought a 3 pound pork roast and took a large can of green chile enchilada sauce I had bought on sale for $1.78 out of my pantry and combined the two in my medium slow cooker.  I let it cook all day long so the roast would fall apart and soak up all that wonderful verde sauce.


After using a fork to help it literally fall apart into shreds I divided the Pork Verde up into four freezer containers I had on hand, labeled them and put them in the freezer to use later as a key element in some meals I have planned.


Some of the meals I have planned for this roast include a simple pork verde with steamed rice and a little shredded cheese sprinkled across the top.  Verde burritos are on the list as well as to use some of it as a topping for a salad.  A delicious soup too.  The soup will have corn, black beans, onions and peppers added to it before getting a topping of crushed tortilla chips and a dollop of sour cream.



Several potential and very delicious meals with a small investment of around $8 and very little time spent in the kitchen.  Now that is what I call a good investment.

6 comments:

  1. I have never had pork verde. I may have to try it.

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    1. It is wonderful and one of my favorites. If you like green chiles at all you should definitely try it.

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  2. I make something like this, but I add onions, carrots and potatoes. We treat it like stew the first night and then put it over bean burritos for other meals.

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    1. That sounds wonderful! It is so versatile and you can do so many things with it.

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  3. That is great! So many meals out of one roast- good deal! And to top it off it's also a crock pot meal! :)
    I wonder if you can also do this with chicken, what to mix with it (gravy maybe?) and what kind of meals can be made with it.

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    1. Chicken thighs are a great substitute for the roast. The possibilities.... yummmm.

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