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Chalupas

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. + standing Cook: 8-1/4 hours

Makes

8 servings

This chalupa recipe is such a refreshing change of pace from traditional chili. It's also fun to serve to guests. Nearly everyone who's sampled it has requested the recipe. —Ginny Becker, Torrington, Wyoming
Chalupas Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dried pinto beans
  • 3-1/2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 boneless pork shoulder butt roast (1-1/2 pounds)
  • 1 package (9-1/4 ounces) corn chips
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Chopped fresh tomatoes
  • Salsa

Directions

  1. Place beans and enough water to cover in a 3-qt. saucepan. Bring to a boil; boil for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat; let stand for 1 hour. Drain beans and discard liquid.
  2. In a 3-qt. slow cooker, combine the 3-1/2 cups water, onion, chilies, garlic, chili powder, salt, cumin and oregano. Add roast and beans. Cover and cook on high for 2 hours. Reduce heat to low and cook 6 hours longer or until pork is very tender.
  3. Remove roast and shred with a fork. Drain beans, reserving cooking liquid in a saucepan. Combine beans and meat; set aside. Skim and discard fat from cooking liquid; bring to a boil. Boil, uncovered, for 15-20 minutes or until reduced to 1-1/2 cups. Add meat and bean mixture; heat through.
  4. To serve, spoon meat mixture over corn chips; top with green onions, lettuce, cheese, tomatoes and salsa.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 393 calories, 19g fat (3g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 680mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 8g fiber), 18g protein.

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