Wednesday, October 28, 2009


3 - 1/2 pounds bone-in pork shoulder (aka pork butt )
1 bottle (15 0z.) salsa verde
1 medium onion, finely chopped
3 cups chicken broth
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
1/2 teaspoon coriander seeds
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Trim excess pork fat. Put trimmed pork in a slower cooker ( 5 to 6 quarts ) and turn heat to high. In a pan, bring salsa, onions, broth, oregano, cumin and coriander to a boil. Pour over pork, cover and cook until meat is very tender when pieced and registers at least 165 on a meat thermometer; at least 7 or up to 9 hours.

Remove pork from slow cooker to allow to cool.

Meanwhile, pour juices to a pan. Skim and discard fat. Boil juices, stirring until reduces to
2 - 3/4 cups , 8 to 10 minutes.

With 2 forks, tear meat into large shreds. Add to pan and stir in salt to season and cilantro leaves.

Serve with tortillas, more salsa, sour cream and shredded cheese.

Makes 6 servings.


  1. This sounds awesome! I've copied to my computer so I can try it.

  2. Hey Geri!
    I love Slow Cooker Recipes!! I will try this one soon! And...we love Salsa Verde! I have a recipe on my blog called Salsa Verde Enchiladas
    Here is the Link:

    Thanks for sharing!

  3. geri-
    thanks for following my blog! this recipe and the pear pie look so good! i'm going to have to try them!

  4. This really sounds good. I have copied it and will try it when I get back home from Mexico.
    Ladybug Creek

  5. Oh, now this is my kind of food--Mexican! I can't get enough of it. I am bookmarking this to make soon. Thanks for this recipe! Have a wonderful day.

  6. This looks incredible!! I will have to give it a try sometime soon! Thanks for stopping by my blog, I'm now following yours, too :)

  7. This sounds absolutely delicious.

  8. This sounds amazing, my mouth is watering. I was wondering what to fix for dinner on Saturday night, now I have it! Found you by way of Flowering Dogwood! Love your blog!

  9. This would be so good, and easy to make as well. Thanks!


  10. Yum!! This would be a perfect dinner on a cold night. Hugs, Connie

  11. Oh yum! this sounds fantastic!

    Have a wonderful day!

  12. another yummy!! I am adding you to my Foodie Favs!!