January 9, 2013

Pork Taco Bowls (Crock Pot Recipe)

Kids are back in school, which means it never hurts to have a good crock pot recipe to rely on when things get hectic. This Crock Pot Pork Taco Bowl recipe has been a huge hit with my entire family for many years, and it is a weeknight staple in our home for evenings when I just don’t have time to cook. And, as an added bonus, this recipe makes a very generous amount, so you can almost certainly count on leftovers to eat the next day or freeze to enjoy later.

Pork Taco Bowls

Serves 8
Prep time 30 minutes
Cook time 7 hours
Total time 7 hours, 30 minutes
Meal type Main Dish
This zesty pork and bean filling is a terrific go-to for busy weeknights when you need to let the Crock Pot do the work for you. Serve in taco bowls, or in burritos, tacos, quesadillas, and more.

Ingredients

  • 1 (3- to 4-pound) boneless pork loin roast
  • 1lb dried pinto beans
  • 2 cloves garlic (chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried cumin
  • 1 (32-ounce) container chicken broth
  • 1 (10-ounce) can Rotel

Directions

Step 1
Spray the bowl of a 6-quart slow cooker with non-stick spray. Rinse and sort the beans according to the package directions; place in the slow cooker. Add roast and next 5 ingredients. Pour chicken broth over roast.
Step 2
Cover and cook on high 6 hours. Pull roast into large chunks using 2 forks. Stir in Rotel. Cook, uncovered, on high for 1 hour more, or until liquid is slightly reduced.
Step 3
Serve in taco bowls with your desired toppings: lettuce, green onion, shredded cheese, salsa, avocado, sour cream, etc.

 

One kitchen gizmo that I am always very happy to have when I prepare this recipe is a set of tortilla bowl makers that my mother-in-law gave us a few years back. Mine are very similar to these here, and baking the bowls at home instead of buying the pre-made, fried versions is so easy to do, and so much healthier!

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Amy @ Positively Splendid

Amy @ Positively Splendid

Having grown up in a home brimming with sewing notions and paintbrushes, Amy has a deep love for all things creative. On any given day, you'll find her knee-deep in her latest creative endeavor, with projects ranging from sewing and crafts to home decor and kid-friendly ideas. Amy believes that everyone, regardless of skill level or experience, possesses the ability to create something beautiful, and Positively Splendid was born of her passion for helping others harness their innate creative potential.
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9 Responses to Pork Taco Bowls (Crock Pot Recipe)

  1. Eva Scott January 9, 2013 at 6:12 am #

    Mmmmm. That looks delish!

  2. Crystal January 9, 2013 at 11:53 am #

    Yummy! What an easy and delicious meal to make. Thanks for the recipe!!

  3. rachel January 10, 2013 at 12:48 pm #

    Do you think I could use pork chops? I already have them, so I was just wondering. Thanks!

    • Amy @ Positively Splendid January 23, 2013 at 3:35 pm #

      I think any kind of pork would work great!

  4. Cath&Stew January 10, 2013 at 3:07 pm #

    I’ve never seen those taco bowl makers before. Will have to invest in some!

  5. Debbie January 18, 2013 at 2:45 am #

    This looks so good, just a little question though, what is Rotel? We don’t have it in the UK. Thanks :)

    • Denise January 23, 2013 at 2:58 pm #

      Hi Debbie in the UK! Rotel is a combination of diced tomatoes and chopped green chilies. It comes in mild or hot. If I don’t have Rotel in, I just open a can of chopped chilies and throw them in to taste.

    • Amy @ Positively Splendid January 23, 2013 at 3:36 pm #

      Rotel is a canned mixture of diced tomatoes and green chile. You could substitute diced tomatoes if you have that on hand, plus a small can of chiles or jalapenos. Thanks!

  6. Brenda January 19, 2013 at 8:05 pm #

    This recipe looks absolutely delicious!! Pinning to my “Good Lookin’ Slow Cookin’ Eats” pinboard … Look forward to trying it soon! Thanks for sharing :)
    Have a fabulous week!!

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