Southwestern Pulled Pork Recipe
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Southwestern Pulled Pork Recipe

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The best way to describe this tender pork recipe is "yummy!" Bottled barbecue sauce, canned green chilies and a few other kitchen staples make preparation fast and easy. We like to wrap the seasoned pork in flour tortillas. -Jill Hartung Colorado Springs, Colorado
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 8 hours
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 8 hours
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 2 cans (4 ounces each) chopped green chilies
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1 large sweet onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 boneless pork loin roast (2 to 2-1/2 pounds)
  • Flour tortillas
  • Sour cream, shredded lettuce and chopped tomatoes, optional


  1. In a 3-qt. slow cooker, combine the chilies, tomato sauce, barbecue sauce, onion, chili powder, cumin and oregano. Cut pork in half; place on top of tomato sauce mixture. Cover and cook on low for 8-9 hours or until meat is tender.
  2. Remove pork. When cool enough to handle, shred meat using two forks. Return to slow cooker and heat through. Spread on tortillas; top with sour cream, lettuce and tomatoes if desired; roll up. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Southwestern Pulled Pork in Quick Cooking January/February 2004, p29

Blush Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a blush wine such as White Zinfandel or a Rosé.

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Kasha User ID: 179140 222192
Reviewed Mar. 6, 2015

"Turned out well, tasted the sauce at the end before shredding and made a few adjustments,, will try a different BBQ sauce next time. Easy!"

thebruds User ID: 3586504 134500
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2014

"This was delicious! I did pour off most of the sauce, however, and we ate it in fresh baked buns - yum:)"

mamaknowsbest User ID: 5826120 205824
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2014

"Great combination of Mexican and BBQ! To make it even quicker to put together, I substituted the spices and green chilies for 8oz of our favorite salsa. This was an absolute hit! So good, there were no leftovers. Spray the inside of your slow cooker to make for easy clean up."

Manderdz3 User ID: 5272050 90508
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2013

"The whole family loves this! The neighbors came over cause they smelled the deliciousness! Have made many times and will make many more! Didn't change a thing to the recipe."

bigdman1 User ID: 7091420 66685
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2013

"Made this recipe for my wife's birthday party. We had it as is with only a little sour cream on tortillas, some had it on buns. 20 out of 20 people at the party gave it a resounding thumbs up. Excellent recipe."

celestie4 User ID: 5199189 90777
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2012

"This was excellent. I did not use the green chilies. Be sure to trim the fat off your pork so that the sauce is not fatty."

thetanners2004 User ID: 2297752 51105
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2012

"Very good and super easy!"

dedradiane User ID: 3944878 76428
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2011

"My family did enjoy this recipe. I did have to add about a teaspoon of season salt and a few shakes of Mrs. Dash Chipotle seasoning. The tomato, lettuce, sour cream and avocado really send this to a special place on the taste bud scale. Yum-ola! It makes a bunch so I hope it will freeze well. I found the recipe in my Best of Country-slow cooker recipe book Vol. 2."

lafleur User ID: 2115534 90507
Reviewed Apr. 17, 2011

"Didn't like it at all. Tasted like pork chili. A waste of meat."

ColdRaviolis User ID: 4080967 57137
Reviewed Sep. 20, 2010

"I made 2 servings of this for a company get together.. Of course we were all competing to see what everyone loved the most. This is by far the best pulled pork I have ever eaten, everyone agreed! Awesome and easy to make!"

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