Monday, August 15, 2011

Shredded Pork Tortilla Soup

I'm so happy one of my readers suggested making Tortilla Soup with Shredded Pork!  Wow, was this delicious!!!!  I'm pretty sure that a Mexican Restaurant would hire me after making this soup!  LOL  You are going to love how fresh and healthy (in a good way!) this tastes!

This soup won't take you long to put together and it can cook ALL day long while you're away!  If you chop up your cilantro and shred your cheese ahead of time, all you have to do when you get home is quickly shred the pork.  It will be SO tender, it will be done in no time at all!  Your family will love you for this soup!

Feel free to garnish this soup any way you wish.  I actually bought an avacado to put garnish with, but I forgot to slice it :(  I also left out the TORTILLA chips!  LOL Well, that's what leftovers are for!  (And there are plenty!!!) To be honest, I think some raw onions on top in addition to the onions cooked in the soup would be awesome!  I think I'll try it with my next bowl!  I also feel maybe some carrots would be great in this soup.

I used Pampered Chef Chili Lime Rub in this recipe.  It was awesome!  I highly suggest ordering it!  It's super cheap and there is so much more you can do with it!  I made it into a dip with equal parts of sour cream and mayo!  YUMMY!!!!  While you're on Dawn's Pampered Chef Website, feel free to look around at all the other awesome products they have!

Shredded Pork Tortilla Soup

1 lb. Pork Loin
3 large tomatoes, chopped
1 red onion, chopped
1 Jalepeno, seeded and minced
2 tsp. Cumin
2 tsp. Pampered Chef Chili Lime Rub (or just plain Chili Powder)
2 tsp. Onion Powder
2 tsp. Garlic Powder
8 cups Chicken broth OR 8 cups water and 8 Chicken Bouillon Cubes
Fresh Cilantro, Tortilla Chips, Avacado slices and Freshly Grated Mexican Cheese  (I used Oakaca which came in a 10 oz. pkg.)

In your slow cooker insert, add tomatoes, onion and jalapeno.

Place your Pork Loin on top.

Add all your seasonings and pour in water and bouillon cubes (or chicken broth). (I prefer cheap, so I always go with bouillon cubes and water!)

Cook on LOW for 8-10 (or more) hours or on HIGH for 5-6 hours.
Serve with fresh chopped cilantro and freshly grated Mexican cheese....or any other garnishes you would like!

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  1. THe soup sounds delicious and I am making it tomorrow actually- but I wonder- where are the tortillas in the "Tortilla Soup"?

  2. LOL Tamara!!! Funny you should ask! I just thought about this the other night! I actually forgot the Tortilla Chips as well as the avacado I bought specifically for this soup! So, please, add tortilla chips to your soup! It will be delicious!!!

  3. Thanks Vincent. I will definitely check it out! :)Sounds like a great thing!

  4. I've always used my crockpot for beans and roast/stews. any good dessert recipes?