Prep 20 mins
Cook 3 hrs 40 mins
Braising the pork makes this very tender. Recipe is from Sunset Magazine Feb. 2008. Also includes directions for crockpot.
- 3 1⁄2 lbs bone-in pork shoulder (aka pork butt)
- 1 (15 ounce) bottle salsa verde
- 1 medium onion, finely chopped
- 3 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
- 2 teaspoons cumin seeds
- 2 teaspoons coriander seeds
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1⁄2 cup chopped fresh cilantro, plus some
- cilantro leaf
- Trim excess pork fat. Put meat in a large casserole or Dutch oven with salsa, onion, broth, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, and oregano. Bring to a boil over high heat; reduce heat, cover, and simmer until meat is very tender when pierced, about 3 hours.
- Preheat oven to 375°. With 2 wide spatulas, transfer meat to a rimmed baking pan. Bake until richly browned, 30 minutes.
- Meanwhile, skim and discard fat from pan juices. Boil juices, stirring, until reduced to 2 3/4 cups, 8 to 10 minutes.
- With 2 forks, tear meat into large shreds. Add to pan and stir in chopped cilantro. Season with salt. Spoon into a serving bowl and sprinkle with cilantro leaves. Serve with tortillas and more salsa verde.
- Slow-cooker Salsa Verde Pork: Put trimmed pork in a slow cooker (5 to 6 qt.) and turn heat to high. In a pan, bring salsa, onion, broth, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, and oregano to a boil. Pour over pork, cover, and cook until meat is very tender when pierced and registers at least 165° on an instant-read thermometer, at least 7 or up to 9 hours. Continue recipe with step 2, using a large pot for step 3.
My families new favorite for burritos!!! Don't want to lose this recipe. Thanks for posting or I would have!!
This was wonderful! I made homemade tomatillo salsa and poured that over the pork shoulder instead of the bottled stuff. It turned out awesome. Thanks for a great recipe.
Delicious. Even better the second day.