Juicy seasoned pork tenderloin over cilantro lime rice with corn, avocado, tomatoes, cheddar cheese and sour cream plus whatever toppings your little heart desires.
The pork tenderloin is slow cooked in a crock-pot with taco seasoning, Ro-tel and chopped onions until it’s so tender simply poking it with a fork causes it to fall apart.
It soaks up all those flavors to make the tastiest pork you will ever eat. It almost tastes like chicken. <–Truth.
The cilantro rice takes all of five minutes to make using Minute rice, lime juice and fresh chopped cilantro.
Everything is added to a bowl, boiling water is poured over it and five minutes later it’s ready for your burrito bowl.
You can add or take away toppings to suit your own tastes.
Sometimes I like to add black beans or a dollop of refried beans, guacamole instead of avocado. . . It’s all about choices.
Easy, delicious comfort food done Tex-Mex style.
I choose you every single time.
- 1 can (11 ounces) Ro-tel diced tomatoes and green chiles
- 1 packet taco seasoning
- 1 small onion, thinly sliced
- 1 pork tenderloin (about 1 pound)
- 1 + ½ cups minute rice
- 3 tablespoons lime juice
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh cilantro
- 1 cup corn, heated
- 2 plum tomatoes, cut into wedges
- 1 heaping cup shredded sharp cheddar or monterey jack cheese
- 1 avocado, diced or sliced or guacamole
- sour cream
- black beans, optional
- In a 4 or 5 quart slow-cooker stir the Ro-tel and taco seasoning together. Stir in the onions.
- Cut the pork tenderloin into 3 equal size pieces and nestle them into the crockpot, turning to cover them with the tomatoes.
- Cook on high 4 hours or low 6 - 8.
- Remove the pork to a cutting board and let it cool 10 minutes. Cut it into bite-sized pieces with a sharp serrated knife being sure not to tear it apart as it can get stringy. Add it back to the pot, taste and season with salt and pepper if needed. Set the dial to warm.
- Add the rice, lime and cilantro to a heat proof medium bowl. Stir 1 + ½ cups boiling water into it and cover for 5 - 10 minutes. Fluff with a fork.
- To serve: layer the ingredients in a bowl starting with the rice and pork followed by your choice of toppings.