Sunday, November 6, 2011

Chile Verde Burritos

I went to a Relief Society mid-week activity on easy freezer meals, and this is one of the recipes that was shared by the teacher. I knew it sounded like something we'd like, even though it forced me to make amends with my Crockpot. It has quickly become one of our favorites, and I think you'll like it too!

1 TBSP oil
1-2 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, diced
6 boneless pork loin chops
7 oz. can diced green chiles
16 oz. jar salsa verde
19 oz. can green chile enchilada sauce
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp chili powder
juice of one lime
salt and pepper, to taste
flour tortillas

Chop onion and bell pepper. Saute in oil (and add garlic) until vegetables are softened.

Add pork, then sauted onion and bell pepper to Crockpot. Continue to add green chiles, salsa verde, enchilada sauce, all spices and lime juice to mixture. Stir together.

Cook on high for 5-6 hours if pork is frozen and 4-5 hours if meat is defrosted.

After pork is thoroughly cooked, shred. Put back into the sauce and add salt and pepper to taste.

Comments from the cook: This recipe makes a LARGE amount, so I have always preferred to half everything. Doing so makes for about 5 burritos at our house, which is enough for us (plus leftovers). You can always make the full recipe and freeze the rest, according to our freezer meals teacher...

I have a very hot Crockpot, so I cooked this recipe for about 2 hours on high, then switched it to low for the remaining 3-4 hours. I also used a pork roast, which worked fine (except for my FATAL error of buying it bone-in...and having to remove the bone myself. Remember how I hate touching meat? Gag, barf, die.)

In order to amp this up even more, we ate our burritos enchilada style. We put the meat and sauce into tortillas, added a little bit of mozzarella cheese to the insides, rolled them up, covered them in sauce, topped them with more cheese and baked them at 400° or so for about 10 or 15 minutes...just to melt the cheese.

Originally shared by JoAnna Moss, freezer meal extraordinaire. :)


  1. I meant to comment on your feedback post, but you've put another one up already.

    I reference your blog all the time for the "family" recipes. Stephanie's are a little different than yours, and Brandon wants its made like is mom's, but your blog gives me a starting point until I remember how Momma Jo does it.

    I've also made some of your other recipes too. The only one sticking out in my head is the sweet and sour chicken. We liked it best of all the recipes we've tried, but since our kids--Reggie--won't even look at it, we have yet to make it again. I'm need to try your orange chicken recipe cuz baby boy wants Chinese!


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