Slow Cooker Sweet and Spicy Pork – Just like my favorite Mexican place. Use it for tacos, burritos, taco salad, or some insane nachos.
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This is one of those meals I make any time I’m feeding a crowd. It’s delicious, flavorful, and filling. Plus, you can serve it family style and let everyone build their own burritos (or rice bowls).
While you can use any pork roast, I use pork loin since it’s leaner and there’s very little fat you’ll have to sort out when you shred it. As for the El Pato sauce, everyone always wants to know what it looks like. Well, thar she blows. I’ve found it at my local Kroger, at Sprouts, and even at Wal-mart or Target, so I think you should be able to find it somewhere.
Most stores carry it near the tomato sauce (occasionally it’s in the tex-mex section of the international foods). If you can’t find this brand, look for 2 small cans of Mexican-style tomato sauce (every decently-stocked grocery store I’ve ever shopped in at least carries Mexican-style tomato sauce, usually in a generic brand, which will work just fine).
Leftovers freeze beautifully, so feel free to make it ahead of time or to freeze half for leftovers another night. Leftover pork can be used for burritos, quesadillas, rice bowls, taco salad, or some pretty ultimate nachos.
p.s. Also, if you’re in the market for a slow cooker, I can’t recommend ours highly enough. It’s easy to program and has clips on the lid to prevent spills. Why that’s not a standard feature on all slow cookers is beyond me. It’s the best!Print