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mexico night meat mix

a recipe by
Kim Romano
Phoenix, AZ

This is my go to recipe when I would have 50 plus people for birthday parties and made chimichangas (deep fried burritos). Everyone loved it. Now with just two in the household it makes it super easy to freeze and pull out for quick meals. Just pull a bag out in the morning and pick up go along with on the way home. Mexico night is always in the freezer.

serves 9 cups
prep time 40 Min
cook time 12 Hr 15 Min
method Roast

Ingredients For mexico night meat mix

  • 5 lb
    beef roast, pork shoulder or combo beef and pork
  • 5 Tbsp
    vegetable shortening or bacon grease
  • 3
    onions, chopped
  • 4 oz
    can chopped green chilies (can use jalapenos if you love it spicy)
  • 14 oz
    green chili salsa
  • 1/4 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 4 Tbsp
  • 4 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    ground cumin
  • reserved juices from roast with fat removed

How To Make mexico night meat mix

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Place roast (or roasts) in large roasting pan or dutch oven. Do not add salt or water. Cover with tight lid and roast for 12 hours or until roast will fall apart. you can cook roasts in a pressure cooker with 1 cup water for 35-40 minutes if you can't let it cook all day or overnight.
  • 2
    Remove meat from pan and reserve juices (removing fat). Let cool until easily handled. Remove any bones and fat. Shred meat and set aside.
  • 3
    Melt shortening in large skillet. Add onions and chilies. Saute 1 minute to soften slightly. Add green chili salsa, garlic powder, flour, salt and cumin. Cook 1-5 minutes until thickened. Add enough reserved juices to make a gravy. Add in shredded meat and cook 5 minutes until thickened.
  • 4
    Put about 3 cups mix into 1 quart freezer bags and leave about 1/2 inch space at top. Use within 6 months. Makes about 9 cups.
  • 5
    Great for tacos, burritos, nachos and enchiladas.