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It has gotten cold in my neck of the woods. And when the colder weather comes, I want to turn into a hibernating bear and stay curled up in my warm blankets. But that is NOT an option. Life goes on, busy as always. And amazingly enough, there are always hungry mouths to feed. So instead of being able to stay curled up in my blankets, I need a quick meal that will warm me up and let me get everything on my extensive to-do list done without having to slave over the stove.
On one of my recent grocery runs to Food Lion, I was intrigued after seeing several Smithfield® Marinated Fresh Pork Products. There were a variety of flavors and cuts to choose from, but I was drawn to Boneless Pork Shoulder Seasoned Carnitas. I mean, who doesn’t love that south of the border flavor?!
Knowing I was about to have an extremely busy week, I thought Smithfield would help me get real flavor real fast on the table. With the help of my slow cooker and Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork Carnitas, dinner was just a few ingredient from my pantry and a few minutes of prep work away from being on the table.
By adding a few of my favorite pantry essentials–chicken stock, white beans, green chiles, and beer to the already seasoned Smithfield Seasoned Carnitas, dinner was simmering away waiting for me and my family to devour.
Real Flavor Real Fast delivered! The perfect meal for any night! Top with a bit of cilantro, maybe even a bit of cheese and sit down to some comfort!n This Pork Chili Verde promise to be almost as comforting as pajama pants and fuzzy blankets.
Slow Cooker Chili Verde
- Smithfield Seasoned Carnitas
- 1 onion diced
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 4 cups chicken stock
- 16 ounces light beer or additional chicken stock to keep gluten free
- 2 16 ounce cans of white beans
- 1 6 ounce can green chiles
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- cilantro cheese, sour cream, if desired.
Place all ingredients in slow cooker. Cook on low for 8-10 hours or low for 5-6 hours.
At the end of cooking time, remove carnita meat and shred. Return to slow cooker and heat through.
Serve with desired toppings.
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