Southwestern Pork Roast

Servings 4 servings


  • olive oil
  • 1 cup onion chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 pound pork shoulder roast
  • 3 cloves garlic pressed
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 cup low sodium vegetable broth
  • 8 ounces black beans drained and rinsed or homemade
  • 1 tablespoon jalapeno pepper chopped
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro chopped
  • 2 cups baby spinach chopped


  • In a well-oiled slow cooker, place onion, crushed red pepper flakes and cumin; place pork roast on top.
  • In a medium bowl, combine garlic, salsa, broth, black beans and jalapeno; blend well then pour over roast. Cover and cook on LOW for 8 hours or until pork roast pulls apart easily with a fork.
  • Stir in cilantro then add spinach and stir just until wilted; serve.


LC SERVING SUGGESTION: Serve a big green salad on the side. SERVING SUGGESTION: Add some warm, buttered corn muffins. KOSHER: Substitute boneless skinless chicken thighs for pork tenderloin. GLUTEN FREE: Make sure broth, beans and salsa are gluten free. NUTRITION: per serving: 192 Calories; 5g Fat; 20g Protein; 17g Carbohydrate; 6g Dietary Fiber; 41mg Cholesterol; 652mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1/2 Grain(Starch); 2 1/2 Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Fat. Points: 4
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