Sunday, June 5, 2011

Skinny pork burritos

We love barbacoa-style pork burritos and make them often around here. Recently, I tried this recipe and  loved it! The chipotle chiles give this pork such a good flavor. Recipe from (I just added a bit more cumin:)

Step #1- MARINADE:
2.5 lbs. pork loin roast, all fat trimmed
Salt & pepper
Garlic powder
6 oz. Coke Zero (could sub Diet Coke or Diet Dr. Pepper)
1/4 cup brown sugar

Season pork with salt, pepper and garlic powder and place in crock pot. Add Coke and brown sugar. Marinate in the refrigerator for a few hours or overnight, turning meat at least once while marinating.

Step #2- COOK:
1/4 cup water
8 oz. Coke Zero
8 oz. tomato sauce
1 chipotle chile in adobo sauce, seeds discarded and finely chopped*
7 oz. can diced green chilies, drained
1/8 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. cumin
1/8 tsp. chipotle chile powder (to taste)
salt and pepper, to taste
1/3 cup brown sugar

Remove crock from refrigerator, add water and cook on high for 3-4 hours (or until it shreds easily). Remove pork from crock and discard any liquid left in the pot. Shred pork with 2 forks and place it back into the crock pot. 

Mix the remaining ingredients (Coke Zero, tomato sauce, diced chipotle chile and adobo sauce, green chiles, garlic powder, cumin, chipotle chile powder, salt and pepper and brown sugar) and pour on top of the shredded pork in the crock pot. Cover and cook on high for another hour. Makes about 10 servings.

*NOTE: I'm loving chipotle chiles lately, but most recipes only call for 1 or 2. There's a great little tutorial on these chile peppers over at, if you're interested!

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