Friday, March 23, 2012

Primal Crock Pot Pork Tomatillo Stew

This is a new favorite that came about from my recent crock pot obsession. Leftovers for days and the meat makes a great breakfast scramble or tacos wrapped in romaine topped with avocado and salsa.

3 lb. Pork loin roast cut into 1-2 inch cubes
1 lb. Tomatillos shucked and split in half
2 jalapeno chilis split in half
2 poblano chilis split in half
5 garlic cloves minced
1 cup of chopped cilantro chopped
2 tsp. of cumin
1 tsp. coriander
1 tsp. chili powder
salt and pepper to taste

*I use Trader Joe's frozen garlic cubes and cilantro cubes in a pinch. If you use them, use 5 cubes each. 
*Play around with the spice levels, I leave the seeds in the jalapenos because we like some heat.
*You can brown the pork in some oil first and you can fire roast the chilis. I don't. I want quick and easy and not much difference in the outcome to me.
*Add some cannelini beans or hominy at the end if you want a non paleo/primal version.

Place the tomatillos and chilis in crockpot. In a small bowl toss all of the spices with your garlic and cilantro and then toss 1/2 with your tomatillo and chilis. 
Rub the rest on your pork.
Place the pork on top.

Cover and slow cook 4-6 hours depending on your crockpot. I like the first hour on high and then turn it down to med. for another 3 to 4.

We are loving this as a great source of protein that is just delicious...


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