Chili verde has a brighter flavor than red chili sauce. Green chilies, tomatillos and lime provide acidity and subtle heat that perfectly balance rich meats like pork shoulder. In the recipe below a blend of pre-made sauces provides complex flavor with minimal effort.
Seasoning the meat before adding it to the slow cooker ensures that each bite is saturated with flavor. When selecting your salsa and enchilada sauce, make sure to pick ones that suit your preference for spiciness.
Pro tip: For a richer flavor, brown the meat before adding to the slow cooker. Warm a large skillet and add a teaspoon of olive oil, swirling to coat the pan. Cook meat in 4 batches (about 4 minutes per batch) over medium-high heat, browning meat on all sides. Add browned meat to slow cooker and proceed as directed above