Mexico Night Meat Mix

Mexico Night Meat Mix Recipe

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Kim Romano


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.


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9 cups
40 Min
12 Hr 15 Min


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5 lb
beef roast, pork shoulder or combo beef and pork
5 Tbsp
vegetable shortening or bacon grease
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


  • 1Preheat 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.
  • 2Remove meat from pan and reserve juices (removing fat). Let cool until easily handled. Remove any bones and fat. Shred meat and set aside.
  • 3Melt 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.
  • 4Put 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.
  • 5Great for tacos, burritos, nachos and enchiladas.

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About Mexico Night Meat Mix

Course/Dish: Beef, Tacos & Burritos
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Mexican
Dietary Needs: Dairy Free
Other Tag: For Kids

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