Let me just tell you how easy this recipe is. All you need is a Slow Cooker, Large Saute Pan, and a few ingredients. I have done this a few different ways depending on how much time I have and what mood I am in that day. Well, really it depends on what mood Giana & Julia are in lol...We like Mexican at our house so I fix this meal at least once a month. It makes enough for three meal all together so that is a extra bonus for me!!! So here we go.
1 package of Pork Tenderloins
1 Jar of Green Salsa (Pictured below Here)
1 packet of Low Sodium Taco Seasoning or 2 Tablespoons of Homemade ( details to follow)
1 small Sweet or White Onion cut in Ribbons
1 small package of your Favorite Mushrooms if you like
Rub your Pork down with Oil First. Then season it with the taco mix. You will not use it all and that is ok. Sear the meat on all sides with a little Oil. Transfer to Slow Cooker. Then Cook your Onions with 2 Tablespoons of Butter and 1 Tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Season with Salt and Pepper to taste. When they begin to soften then add your Mushrooms. Once they begin to break down and are nice and brown transfer them to the Slow Cooker as well.Pour the remainder of your taco seasoning over the veggies then pour the jarred salsa. Cook on Low for about 6 hours. Take out and Shred with two forks. Put back in the Liquid until ready to serve.
If you do not have the time for all the extra steps just put it all in the slow cooker and let it go. The Meat tends to stay more moist if you sear it, but it is still good either way.
We use it for taco filling or I drain the liquid and put it over a bed of lettuce.
For a different use I even serve it over a bed of rice or mash potatoes.
I hope you will try this recipe out. Let me know if you do.
Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix:
1 tablespoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon paprika
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
Use 2 Full Tablespoons per 1 lb of Ground Meat of your choice ( This would make a great gift for a cook)