Crock Pot Mexican Pork Roast

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Fix and Forget Friday is brought to you this week by my colleague Kate from Modern Alternative Mama.  You might have noticed that I’ve had a lot of guest posts on Friday…this pregnancy been a bit rough and food was not my friend during the first trimester (although I’m quickly making up for that). My friends have graciously stepped in to help me. Thanks Kate!

I might be a little crazy.

Recently I decided that I needed to be a better friend, which largely means when my friends need help – I need to step up.  So when a friend texted me half in a panic a few days ago and said “Can you please watch my kids on Thursday?” I agreed to do it.  Even though it meant switching my work schedule around (which I don’t mind doing).

Did I mention that I had six kids under six for just over four hours?  And that four of those kids are under three?

Yeah.  It was busy.

It was absolutely imperative that I have something easy to serve for lunch.  Both my friend and I are into real food, so these kids weren’t expecting – and in fact, probably would have been unhappy about – something like a box of mac’n’cheese or a frozen pizza.  And who am I kidding, I don’t really have those things anyway.  I needed a real food dish that would be fast, easy, and kid-friendly.

Enter, the crock pot.  What else?  This can be served as is, or you can load it into tortillas.  I served it with some fresh salsa and fruit salad.  It was a quick, easy, and healthy lunch for a crowd of children…and a hungry mommy too.  :-D

Kate is a work-at-home mom to three kids — Bekah, age 4; Daniel, age 2.5; and Jacob, 6 months. She is married to Ben, a wonderfully supportive husband! She blogs at Modern Alternative Mama, where she writes about natural health, real food, parenting, and all things “green.” In her “free” time, she enjoys sewing, crafting, cooking, and playing with her children.Follow her on Facebook!

*This post is linked at Homestead Barn Hop at The Prairie Homestead, at Fat Tuesday on Real Food Forager, at Hearth and Soul Blog Hop at Penniless Parenting, at Tuesdays at the Table on All The Small Stuff, at Frugal Days Sustainable Ways at Frugally Sustainable, at Simple Lives Thursday on GNOWFGLINS, at Proverbs 31 Thursday at Raising Mighty Arrows, at Healthy 2Day Wednesday on Day2Day Joys, at Think Pink Sunday on Flamingo Toes, at Pennywise Platter on The Nourishing Gourmet, and at Real Food 101 at Ruth’s Real Food.


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  • Becca C

    If you have a stand mixer, you could also remove the roast from the crockpot, and use your paddle attachment to shred the meat. Try it!

    • Stacy

      Stand mixers rock my face off.

  • http://impossibleway.livejournal.com Brandy

    This sounds so tasty! We recently ate at a Chipotle and I wanted to marry the pork and take it home with me. Now I can make my own. :-)

    • Stacy

      Oh my word. Chipotle might be my favorite Mexican place of ALL TIME!

  • sherrie

    i know in the beginning you said this was a guest post. i just kept scratching my head trying to figure out why you would bring all these youngsters into your momma’s house. thought maybe you were made at her. LOL! then i saw the pic of the lovely family at the bottom. DUH! you didn’t and all is well w/your momma. :) the pork looks amazing! i used to love the pulled pork at salsarita’s, but they don’t have it anymore. :(

    • Stacy

      They don’t?! Barry will be VERY disappointed. :-(

  • http://quickeasycheaphealthy.com Anne @ Quick and Easy Cheap and Healthy

    Ooooh I like the idea of adding beans to it. Yum!

    • Stacy

      Beans make everything better.

  • http://frugalfarmwife.com Elise

    Looks so good! I have some pork roasts in the freezer, and we love Mexican! :)

    • Stacy

      It seems like you know what you’ll be making! :-)

  • http://www.thehumbledhomemaker.com Erin@TheHumbledHomemaker

    I would say this looks delicious—but I don’t eat pork. ;) Will and the girls would love it! :) Thanks for linking up to Healthy 2Day Wednesday….hope to see you back next week! :)

    • Stacy

      :-) You’re funny.

  • Alyssa

    Hi!! I made this yesterday and we had it wrapped in lettuce with salsa, avocado, sour cream, and mozzarella cheese. It was delicious and the kids loved it too! I froze the leftover pork for another meal but decided to have it again tonight LOL. We are on the GAPS diet so this is like tacos for us! yum! ps I love your website too, FULL of great frugal ideas, I have been using them a lot! Thank you!

    • Stacy

      I hate when I freeze something and then realize I want it again. LOL