Slow Cooker Carnitas Verde Enchilada Cups

July 27, 2021 By: Comments
Tagged: Appetizers Appetizers. Avocado Avocado. Recipes Easy Recipes Easy. Labor Day Labor Day. Mexican Mexican. Cheese Cheese. Game Day Game Day. Snacks Snacks. Pork Pork. Onions Onions. Snack Time Snack Time. Beans Beans.
10 minutes
6 hour 20 minutes
Enchiladas are a classic Mexican entrée filled with a savory protein and topped with melted cheese and a zesty enchilada sauce. This appetizer features those tasty flavors you love into bite-sized snacks that are easy to make and simple to share. So, get your slow cooker ready and plan to cook the pork for six to eight hours and allow 20 minutes to do the rest. Then, you and your loved ones can enjoy these tasty starters for summer holidays or while cheering on your favorite sports teams after the season kicks off.


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  1. Place the pork tenderloin and onion in a slow cooker. Add the green enchilada sauce and salt. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until pork is very tender. Remove pork from the slow cooker and shred with two forks. Set aside.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  3. Cook rice according to package directions and set aside.
  4. In a large skillet set over medium heat, combine the pork and enchilada sauce. Cook, stirring frequently, until hot.
  5. Place chips, cup side up onto the prepared baking sheet. Spoon in refried beans, cooked rice and pork mixture. Top with cheese and bake for 5-10 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
  6. Remove from the oven and top with sour cream, red onion and avocado.

Recipe Tip: Serve with a squeeze of lime as a refreshing garnish.