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Slow-Cooker Tamale Pork Shoulder

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Slow-Cooker Tamale Pork Shoulder
  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 7 hr 20 min
  • Servings 8
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Inspired by pork tamales, this pork shoulder and cheesy corn muffin combo is a weeknight dinner winner!

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)

Directions

  • 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.
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 INFORMATION PER SERVING

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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