Slow Cooker Pork Burritos

Oh look it’s July and I turned my crock pot on.


Actually, I think I might declare crock pots to be the new summer appliance of choice. BECAUSE, I would put my hands all around it from time to time to test just how much heat it emits and it’s basically nil, you guys. It’s all so heavily concentrated INSIDE the machine that we don’t have to worry about bursting into human flesh flames on the outside in July. Word up.

That’s what the manual said, I think. “Heat so heavily concentrated INSIDE the machine so that you don’t have to worry about bursting into human flesh flames on the outside in July. Word up.”

I should so apply to be their manual copywriter.


So, pork bur-tos. I don’t know why but lately I’ve been craving a giant sloppy burrito with shredded meat and all the fixins falling straight into my mouthal pocket.

I’ll also tell you what I do NOT crave. Okay, and maybe you can help me. There’s this huge dragon bee thing that swarms and zooms and bumps into my back porch windows and torments the daylights out of me every single flippin’ day. It’s like 3 inches long and skinny. And filled with the devil’s nectar. And sort of looks like Nick Nolte.

What do I do? Windex it? Lasso? Paper cut it?


Ohhhhh-ho-ho-ho man, these burritos. I threw in half a can of hatch green chile enchilada sauce because the gravitational pull of my heart told me to.

And check out the garnishes. We’ve got baby kale for hayealth, GRUYERE CHEESE (check yo’self!), avocado and cherry toms.


I will not say I will not say I will not say


And then I threw some more gruyere on top and popped her under the broiler for a quick sec because the lighthouse of my soul brought me safely to shore.

Don’t you want to just crawl up in that and never come out?

Slow Cooker Pork Burritos:

What it took for 6:

* 1 (3.5 pound) pork butt roast, heavily trimmed of any excess fat
* 2 Tbs. cumin
* 2 Tbs. chili powder
* 1 pinch crushed red pepper
* 1/2 (14.5 oz) can hatch green enchilada sauce
* coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
* 1 (14.5 oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed
* 3 cups baby kale leaves, divided
* 2-4 cups shredded gruyere cheese (or whatever kind of cheese you love!), divided
* 1 avocado, sliced
* 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
* 1 lime
* 6 large flour tortillas

Place the pork roast in a slow cooker. Add the cumin, chili powder, crushed red pepper, a good pinch of salt and pepper, and the enchilada sauce. Cook on low for 6 hours.

During the last hour, take two forks and shred the meat in its collected juices. Add the black beans, stir to combine and let it finish cooking.

Heat the tortillas in the microwave, oven, toaster, whatevs.

Layer the meat, a little bit of kale, a couple Tbs. shredded cheese, a few cherry tomatoes and slices of avocado inside each warmed tortilla. Spritz with a little bit of lime juice and roll the burrito up.

Serve as is. OR, you could sprinkle a little more cheese on top of the burrito and throw it under the broiler for a few seconds like I did.

Yeah, definitely do that.

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66 Responses to Slow Cooker Pork Burritos

  1. Kalyn July 17, 2012 at 8:50 am #
    Sounds great, bookmarked!
  2. Rachel R July 17, 2012 at 8:53 am #
    Why yes, I would love to crawl into that burrito and never come out! Glad to hear I'm not the only one who busted out the crockpot this summer!
  3. Alyssa | Queen of Quinoa July 17, 2012 at 8:53 am #
    Looks delicious!! Will be making a variation of this with chicken for dinner this week. The man will be in heaven. Thanks for sharing :)
  4. Ashley July 17, 2012 at 8:55 am #
    This is the burrito that led me to a chipotle over loadast week after seeing it on instagram! I need to get a crockpot ASAP. Looks fantastic, Bev!
  5. Ashley July 17, 2012 at 8:56 am #
    *Overload last See, I can't even spell looking at this thing!
  6. tony July 17, 2012 at 9:03 am #
    nom nom nom Via twitter...
  7. Amy July 17, 2012 at 9:28 am #
    Why yes. Yes, I would thankyouverymuch. *thud*
  8. katie July 17, 2012 at 9:36 am #
    This sounds amazing--perfect to make all year round!
  9. Jessica@AKitchenAddiction July 17, 2012 at 9:47 am #
    I love my slow cooker in the summer! Definitely need to add this recipe to my "to make" list!!
  10. Sheila July 17, 2012 at 9:49 am #
    Pork in the crock pot is my kiddos favorite. I love the addition of beans...although with my family it might just add to the gas mask factor in our house and it's too hot in these parts for a gas mask ; )
  11. DessertForTwo July 17, 2012 at 10:14 am #
    Yes, I think I will crawl inside that bur-to and nestle myself among the porcine juices and sleeeep all afternoon. Uh, Sheila's comment above mine about her gassy family makes me uncomfortable. hah!
  12. shelly (cookies and cups) July 17, 2012 at 11:00 am #
    Yes! Crock pots are the new summer appliance...I feel like it's all 1984 up in here! I want to make those now!
  13. Shelly July 17, 2012 at 11:00 am #
    This looks fabulous! I never remember to cook with my crock pot during the summer but that sounds brilliant! I can't wait to try this recipe!
  14. Heather July 17, 2012 at 11:17 am #
    i must have that cheese on top - gimme! the slow cooker is a summertime lifesaver. i use mine a couple times a week!
  15. Tracey Evans July 17, 2012 at 11:40 am #
    oooohhhhh yummy! :)
  16. Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes July 17, 2012 at 11:44 am #
    I LOVE finding new slow cooker recipes...and this one looks amazing. My apartment is creeping at 100 degrees so the crock pot is my go-to :)
  17. Jillian July 17, 2012 at 12:16 pm #
    I agree about the slow cooker in July thing. Totally works! These look deeeviine.
  18. claire @ the realistic nutritionist July 17, 2012 at 1:01 pm #
    Holy eff. I need this immediately. I use my slow cooker like every day. It's also b/c i'm lazy and prefer wine drinking to stove sweating.
  19. Villy @ For the love of Feeding July 17, 2012 at 3:16 pm #
    I must have this burrito. Stat!
  20. Katie @ Blonde Ambition July 17, 2012 at 3:26 pm #
    I am all about the crockpot this summer! No ovens are getting used in my 85-degrees-and-rising apartment! I am also all about kale for health. As long as it's sandwiched between cheese and avocado.
  21. Katie July 17, 2012 at 3:30 pm #
    Is it weird that I think of you every time I eat a burrito these days? Yes? Oh, shucks. It's not going to stop...and I plan on eating these here little porky burritos every day for the next year, so prepare to be running around in my head.
  22. Cathy @ Noble Pig July 17, 2012 at 4:16 pm #
    I am laughing so hard at your commentary I have a side ache.
  23. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious July 17, 2012 at 6:41 pm #
    This is absolute pure bliss, man.
  24. Julie @ Table for Two July 17, 2012 at 7:53 pm #
    love new crockpot recipes such as this..looks so delicious!!
  25. Stephie @ Eat Your Heart Out July 17, 2012 at 8:01 pm #
    Did you ever know that you're my heeeeer-oooooooo? You're everything I would like to beeeeeeeee. And I can fly higher than an eeeeeeeeeeeea-gleeeeee, 'cause-- Ahem. Nevermind. You get the idea.
  26. Marina {} July 17, 2012 at 8:34 pm #
    I must say... I love the slow cooker. Must get it out more often. Great idea, this looks amazing. Sorry about the commenting issue on my blog... Perhaps I will try to get a new commenting gadget
  27. Aggie July 17, 2012 at 9:48 pm #
    I'm with you, the slow cooker is summer's best kept secret!!! I'm starving right now & wish I didn't just see this, holy cow (I mean pork?) You are rocking the step b steps!!!!
  28. Jesica @ Pencil Kitchen July 18, 2012 at 12:18 am #
    Oh dear.... this must be too delicious.... The slow cooked pork is so tender...
  29. Carrie @ Kiss My Whisk July 18, 2012 at 12:29 am #
    Love, love, love this! I just broke out my slow cooker too...felt a little odd for the summertime, but I loved spending time I'd normally spend in the kitchen outside!
  30. Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings July 18, 2012 at 8:29 am #
    Look amazing- I already had breakfast, but I could eat one of these too :)
  31. Heather July 18, 2012 at 9:27 am #
    Please, please, please tell me you said because it was on the real housewives of OC reunion show the other night....that will make my day. "just protectin' my lady" "from an eye roll?". Okay, I need to stop.
  32. Heather July 18, 2012 at 9:29 am #
    Please, please, please tell me you got from watching the Real Housewives of OC Reunion show the other night? "Just protectin' my lady" "From an eye roll?" I need to stop...
  33. Kendra Bailey Morris July 18, 2012 at 11:11 am #
    This looks fantastic. As you might tell from my blog, I am using my slow cooker a lot these days! Kendra
  34. Rachel @ Baked by Rachel July 18, 2012 at 11:26 am #
    Slow cookers are totally a year round appliance! Love this.
  35. Deborah July 18, 2012 at 4:34 pm #
    I have never understood people that think that slow cookers are only good in the winter. I seriously love mine the most in the summer!
  36. Kathleen Richardson July 18, 2012 at 7:27 pm #
    I'm going to pin this one and send it to my daughter. She loves to crockpot foods... being a vegetarian, she'll just leave the pork out of hers and feed it to the boys. You're so right, this is definitely a crockpot summer. Keep writing...
  37. Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts July 18, 2012 at 7:46 pm #
    I used my crockpot the other day too. Completely genius idea for the summer! I need these burritos NOW!
  38. Brian @ A Thought For Food July 19, 2012 at 9:13 am #
    Some things are just worth turning the oven or stove (or crock pot) on for! And this is one of them.
  39. Tracey Evans July 19, 2012 at 9:37 am #
    Bev, just curious what the price is for the Hatch sauce in Kansas City? They are $3.99 a can at a specialty store here in GA. I ended up just using what I had on hand. Salsa verde, chipotle peppers, garlic cloves and a couple cans of fire roasted green chiles in my mini processor. Hope it still comes out good! :)
    • Bev Weidner July 19, 2012 at 9:40 am #
      Oh, honestly I couldn't taste MUCH hatch sauce in it. Your mixture sounds peeeeerfect though! A reader sent a bunch of cans of Hatch chile sauce, so I thought, WHY NOT. :) Let me know how it turns out!
  40. Tracey Evans July 19, 2012 at 11:24 am #
    That was so nice of a reader! Will let you know how the sauce turns out! :)
  41. Tracey Evans July 19, 2012 at 7:40 pm #
    Oh my gosh, they were sooooo good and I am soooo stuffed! Thanks so much for the inspiration!! :)
  42. Missy July 21, 2012 at 9:57 am #
    Yes Bev - TOTALLY yummy goodness! Made it yesterday. The only thing I did differently was replace the Hatch with a jar of salsa verde. Only option at the store was Old Elpaso (ewww). My guests raved! Thank you!!!
  43. kelly December 30, 2012 at 7:14 pm #
    Did this one tonight what a wonderful combo of tastes, they all complimented one another. I used your cheese {its as great}. This is best burritos combo I have tried and I have tried ALOT. I love to cook this is a winner
  44. Rod Shirley September 28, 2013 at 4:38 pm #
    Loved the humor! Use some HAIRSPRAY for that skinny insect that torments you :-) It will stick to its wings and it will most likely fall out of the air! and never fly again!
  45. Letitia Makowski March 12, 2015 at 9:01 am #
    I don't understand WHY you would put kale in a BURRITO, cilantro is a lot better. Also I find cooking the meat with onion and garlic first brings out more flavor, also cumin, replace chili powder with chili and go makes a BIG DIFFERENCE, which becomes a mouth watering burrito, and Mexican cheese tastes better, since after all, IT IS A BURRITO! TOPPING IT WITH, LETTUCE, TODAY, AND CHEESE, PREFECT.
  46. Jess March 2, 2016 at 6:16 am #
    Do you think this could work with using chicken breasts instead of pork?
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  51. Liya May 8, 2017 at 12:55 am #
    I tried it yesterday. But this recipe isn't working for me. Can you give me some suggestion? It will help me to make this recipe better. I am interested in learning COOKER PORK BURRITOS.
  52. Nancy May 15, 2017 at 3:02 pm #
    Is it so spicy?? This recipe looks so yummy.


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