SW recipe: Slow-cooker Mexican pork pozole

Serves 4

Ready in about 8-10 hours
Syns per serving: FREE


2 tsp ground cumin

1 tsp smoked paprika

½ tsp garlic granules

1kg lean pork loin joint, visible fat removed

1 large onion, chopped

½ tsp dried red chilli flakes

½ level tsp chipotle chilli paste

3 tbsp tomato purée

500ml hot chicken stock

1 tsp dried oregano

400g canned sweetcorn kernels in water, drained

400g can lentils, drained and rinsed

Mixed salad, to serve


1 Mix the cumin, paprika, garlic granules and ½ tsp each of salt and pepper in a shallow dish. Add the pork joint and turn to coat well. Put the onion and the chilli flakes into the slow-cooker pot and place the pork on top.

2 Mix together the chilli paste, tomato purée, stock and oregano in a small bowl with any spices left in the pork dish. Pour the mixture over the pork, then cover and leave to cook on low.

3 After the pork has been cooking for 7-8 hours, stir in the sweetcorn and lentils. Cover and continue to cook for a further 1-2 hours, or until the pork is very tender and starting to fall apart.

4 Lift the pork onto a board, pull into strips using 2 forks, then stir it back into the stew. Serve in bowls with the salad.


Fill up on Free Food®
All our meals are based on Slimming World Free Food – nutritious, everyday foods that fill you up for fewer calories, meaning they’re great for weight loss! Free Food includes lean meat, poultry, fish, eggs, pasta, rice, potatoes, pulses, fruit, veg and more. And you can eat these foods freely, making them perfect for satisfying the biggest of appetites. Some Free Foods have the extra bonus of being Speed Food – fruit and veg that are super-low in calories and keep you slimming beautifully. For the best results, always reach for Speed Food first in between meals and include at least a third of a plate of Speed Food at every meal, where it makes sense.

Add in Healthy Extras®
To help provide a good balance of nutrients, enjoy two measured portions of milk or cheese each day – your Healthy Extra ‘a’ choices. Options include 350ml skimmed milk or 250ml semi-skimmed milk; 40g reduced-fat or 30g full-fat hard cheese; 50g mozzarella (cow’s milk); 45g feta or 35g Danish blue, which can be eaten as part of a meal or snack. Also have one portion of wholemeal bread or breakfast cereal each day – your Healthy Extra ‘b’ choice. To keep things simple we’ve built your Healthy Extra ‘b’ choice into the menu plan each day.

Choose your Syns®
Foods and drinks that pose a risk to your weight loss – those high in fat or sugar, as well as alcohol – can be enjoyed as carefully counted Syns. We recommend you plan between 5 and 15 Syns into your day (see the bottom of the next page for some ideas).

Make simple swaps
To help protect your weight loss, choose the leanest meats and trim off any visible fat – cut the white bits off bacon and remove skin from poultry. Dry-fry or cook with low-calorie cooking spray rather than fat or oil, switch sugar for sweetener, and swap cream and crème fraîche for fat-free natural yogurt or plain quark.

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