This crockpot green chili pork with cilantro lime cauliflower rice recipe uses a slow cooker for the pork, so the prep is really easy. To save time, grab a can of green chilies to create something you can throw together in the morning before work and let it cook all day. Feel free to use fresh chilies if you want.
After your pork has cooked, you can quickly make your cauliflower rice, add some grilled veggies…and boom! You’ll sit down to a wonderfully awesome meal full of flavor.
- 2 lbs of pork shoulder or pork butt
- 1/2 onion, chopped
- 2 cans (4 oz size) of green chilis, or use fresh chilis if available
- juice of 2 limes (about 1/4 cup)
- 1/2 cup chicken broth
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1/2 tsp cayenne
Green Chili Pork Ingredients:
- 1 head of cauliflower – "riced"
- 1/4 cup broth (from the crockpot)
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 2 limes, plus zest
- 1/4 cup chopped cilantro – leaves only
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Set slow-cooker to low
- Chop onion and add to slow-cooker
- Pour in 1/2 cup of chicken broth
- Next, combine all of the pork spices in a small bowl
- Use the spices as a rub and coat the pork roast completely on all sides
- Juice the 2 limes, and add to slow-cooker
- Add your pork roast to the slow-cooker
- Pour the two cans of chilies over the roast
- Cook for 6-8 hrs. Slow-cooker temperatures vary. Mine does fine on low, but you may need to adjust yours depending on your cooker/crockpot
- Note: it will look like there isn't much liquid in the pot. That's OK. As the roast cooks it will add its own juices to the liquid. You don't want to dilute the lime flavor by adding too much chicken broth.
- Once the pork is done, start the cauliflower rice
- Chop up a head of cauliflower and place in a food processor
- Pulse it until it turns into particles resembling rice – this should happen pretty quickly
- Turn on a cooktop burner to medium to medium-high heat
- In a medium-sized pan add the cauliflower "rice"
- Get some of the yummy broth from the slow-cooker – about 1/4 cup – and add to the rice pan
- Add 1/2 tsp of garlic powder
- The cauliflower contains a lot of moisture – you'll notice it will start to steam in the pot
- Just watch it and stir occasionally as it cooks. Continue cooking for 10-12 minutes
- Taste the cauliflower rice for consistency
- Once the rice is done, stir in the juice and zest of 2 limes, add cilantro, and salt and pepper to taste
- Serve rice to the side or as a bed for the pork
- Add vegetables such as grilled peppers if you like
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