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Slow-Cooker Tamale Pork Shoulder

  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 7 hr 20 min
  • Ingredients 7
  • Servings 8

Inspired by pork tamales, this pork shoulder and cheesy corn muffin combo is a weeknight dinner winner! MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

1 1/2
lb pork shoulder, cut into 1- to 2-inch pieces
1
bag (12 oz) frozen chopped onions
1 1/2
teaspoons seasoned salt
2
eggs
2/3
cup milk
2
boxes (8 1/2 oz each) corn muffin mix
2
cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (8 oz)

Steps

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  • 1
    Spray 5-quart oval slow cooker with cooking spray. Mix pork, onions and seasoned salt in slow cooker. Toss to coat. Spread a single layer of pork mixture in bottom of cooker, then stack pork up around side of cooker.
  • 2
    In medium bowl, beat eggs and milk with whisk. Stir in corn muffin mixes, then cheese. Pour mixture in a mound over center of pork mixture, leaving 2-inch border around edge of cooker. The pork around the side will prevent corn muffin edges from burning.
  • 3
    Cover and cook on Low heat setting 7 to 8 hours or until edges of corn muffin mixture are browned but not burned.

Expert Tips

  • Like it hot? Drizzle a little Sriracha over the top.
  • Make sure to get plenty of pork up the sides of the cooker to protect the corn muffin mixture. If pork doesn’t reach up the sides of cooker, make a band of foil around the slow cooker to protect the corn muffin mixture.
  • Check out our tip sheet for more slow-cooker secrets.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
550
Calories from Fat
210
% Daily Value
Total Fat
23g
36%
Saturated Fat
10g
51%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
130mg
44%
Sodium
900mg
38%
Potassium
420mg
12%
Total Carbohydrate
53g
18%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
3g
Protein
32g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
2%
2%
Calcium
20%
20%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 1/2 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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