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    Crockpot Chalupas

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    Recipe Introduction

    You just canít argue with spicy, flavorful, tender shredded pork and pinto bean filling that cooks itself for you all day while youíre at work.

    List of Ingredients

    1 pound pork shoulder
    1 pound pinto beans (rinsed)
    6 ounces light beer
    1 (15 ounce) can fire roasted tomatoes
    6 cloves garlic, minced
    2 jalapeno peppers, minced (ribs and seeds removed to keep it mild)
    2 teaspoons chili powder
    2 teaspoons cumin
    1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    1-2 tablespoons taco seasoning
    pinch of salt
    1-1/2 cups water
    3/4 cup shredded cheese (I used Mozzarella)
    12+ flour tortillas


    Place the pork shoulder in the slow cooker. Cover with pinto beans, beer, tomatoes, garlic, jalapenos, chili powder, cumin, cayenne, taco seasoning, salt, and 1-1/2 cups water. Cook on low heat for 6-8 hours or high heat for 4-6 hours. Donít open the lid Ė it adds to the cooking time.

    Remove the lid after the cooking time and shred the pork using two forks. You can do this directly in the slow cooker. If itís too runny, continue to cook with the cover off for a little while. If itís too dry, add more water.

    Sprinkle cheese on top, replace the lid, and cook for another 30 minutes to allow the cheese to melt.

    Meanwhile, preheat the broiler. Place tortillas directly on the oven rack and bake for 2 minutes or until golden brown. Flip the tortillas and bake for another 1-2 minutes under golden brown and crunchy. Be careful because they burn easily! Remove from oven and allow to cool.

    Top each tortilla with pork and bean mixture and sour cream.

    The longer you cook this, the better it tastes! We actually cooked it the day before and then reheated it in the crockpot the next day and it was so full of flavor! Other topping ideas include fresh tomatoes, lettuce, cilantro, crumbled Cotija cheese, jalapenos, or guacamole.




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