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Texas Pork Burritos

I've been experimenting with green enchilada sauce lately, and it sure lights up the taste of this delicious pork stew. —Sally Sibthorpe, Shelby Township, Michigan
  • Total Time
    Prep: 40 min. Cook: 6-1/2 hours
  • Makes
    10 servings


  • 1 boneless pork shoulder butt roast (3 to 4 pounds), cubed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 cans (10 ounces each) green enchilada sauce
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 medium carrots, thinly sliced
  • 2 cans (2-1/4 ounces each) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 10 flour tortillas (8 inches), warmed
  • 2 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend


  • Sprinkle pork with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, brown meat in oil in batches. Transfer to a 3-qt. slow cooker. Combine the enchilada sauce, onion, carrots, olives, broth, cumin, garlic and oregano; pour over meat. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until meat is tender.
  • Combine flour and sour cream; stir into meat mixture. Cover and cook on high for 30 minutes or until thickened. Stir in cilantro.
  • Spoon 2/3 cup pork mixture onto each tortilla; top with about 3 tablespoons cheese. Roll up tightly.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 710 calories, 37g fat (14g saturated fat), 191mg cholesterol, 1270mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 56g protein.

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  • DrDoom77
    May 8, 2013

    My wife and I like this recipe a lot and make it every few months. That said, I do have to agree that it comes out pretty runny even after that last thickening step. If anyone has ideas for dealing with that, I'd love to hear them.

  • sruasonid
    Jan 21, 2013

    Sorry all, but I must agree with Harley and trance. The photo looks gross, and just reading the ingredients made me want to hurl. Stupidly, I tried it anyway thinking it might not be that bad. I was wrong. Between the nasty sauce, all that broth, and the sour cream, it was a bland, gluey, colorless, tasteless mess. Waste of time, money, and ingredients. I should have followed my instincts and passed. I didn't think Harley's review was rude, just condescending, BTW, but I did feel all the snarky rebukes WERE rude, as well as unnecessary. Trance and I are just being honest with our description of the way we experienced the recipe, not the choice of the cook to use canned products. The combination of these ingredients simply didn't work, and the result was awful. To each his own. That's what reviews are for foljs- to relate your own experience with the recipe redults, not each other. Lighten up!

  • trancebaby
    Aug 25, 2012

    This recipe has too much liquid even with the thickening step (last thing you do). Sorry, but a dry-rub and roasted or grilled pork recipe like Mexican-style Carnitas is better for burritos than this gloppy mess. (just look at the picture) I was very disappointed.

  • ilka896
    May 25, 2012

    It was pretty good. I do not like olives so did not put them in but I did add a little hot sauce to spice things up a little bit. It just tastes like it needs some hotness to it.

  • Jane Lasher
    Apr 9, 2012

    This was great! Easy to get in the crockport and terrific for a weekday evening meal.

  • MaggieWB
    Oct 16, 2011

    My husband is not an adventurous eater, but this one he raved about. It is easy, different, and delicious. Thank you for sharing your creativity!

  • ValerieMS
    Sep 11, 2011

    I lived in TX for 8 years, but can't get ingredients and don't have time to make my own sauce these days. This sounds like a great recipe to a homeschooling mom of 3 who knows what authentic is.

  • ferretmama
    Sep 8, 2011

    Had to leave out the olives since no one in the family likes them. Came out sooooo good. I wish there were some way to vote jerks like harleyrider out of our community. We don't need that sort of bad attitude. Maybe they're such a terrible cook that whatever they try DOES come out badly..? badly....?

  • the4cs
    Sep 8, 2011

    I will be making this recipe soon, I think it sounds great! I agree with the others about nmharley manners except he should just keep making his own sauce if he wants too. I appreciate the time saving conveniences and believe it or not they even have books,programs and other recipes that are semi-homemade or time saving for busy people. He may be the only one who could tell much difference, but keep up all the authentic hard work if that is what you choose to do.

  • OzarkMeatSmoker
    Sep 8, 2011

    If you smoke the pork butt with a nice rub coating it adds a great layer of flavor. Take it to about 185° internal, slicing range, then cube it. Or go on up to 200° and pull it. Works either way.And here's a tip - If your pork is "dry" it's because it is overcooked. 160° internal temp. is done for pork. It may even still be a bit pink but it is fine to eat. And it will be moist. Buy a quick acting thermometer to check internal temp. with, good investment.