Total Time
8hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 8 hrs

I learned to make this when I was a cook at a locally owned family restaurant many years ago. We served it with refried beans, mexican rice and flour tortillas. I've scaled this down to serve 8.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 12 of a large white onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 12-3 lbs pork shoulder, cubed in bite-sized pieces
  • 1 (30 ounce) canortega whole green chilies, drained and chopped
  • 1 (4 ounce) can jalapenos, diced
  • 1 (15 ounce) can diced tomatoes (optional)


  1. Cook onion and garlic in oil until fragrant. Add cubed meat and brown. Put all ingredients in crock pot. Cook on high for 3 hours; reduce heat to low and cook for 4-5 hours or until meat is very tender.
Most Helpful

This was awesome!!! At the end I added some cumin and oregano. Will definitely make again.

Charmie777 November 25, 2012

Very good and easy but not for the timid! Served with cornbread and cheese for a wonderful dinner! Thanks for sharing!

ellie_ December 17, 2012