What is Chicharrón:

Usually, chicharrón refers to fried pork rinds or fried fatty pork.  For our recipe we’re using shredded pork and we’re going to cook it in a crock-pot.  The results are a shredded pork that not only great in our pupusas recipe, but also perfect for burritos, tacos and nachos.  You can also serve our chicharrón over rice.

Cooking Chicharrón:   pupusas recipe image

Ingredients:

  1. 5lbs of Pork Butt
  2. 2 Cups of salsa
  3. 1 teaspoon of Cumin
  4. 1 teaspoon of Salt
  5. Dash of Black Pepper

Directions:

  1. Cut pork into large pieces.
  2. Place meat, 1 Cup of salsa, Cumin, Salt and Pepper into crock-pot.
  3. Cook on low for 7 hours.  Pork is done cooking when it pulls apart easily with fork
  4. Take pork out of crock-pot and shred with fork.
  5. Combine the shredded pork and the liquid from the crock-pot in a skillet and cook over medium heat until the liquid evaporates.  Pork should start to brown
  6. Mix in the other cup of salsa.
  7. To make Pupusas mixture, put pork into a food processor and use short pulses to grind the meat.
Make your pupusas dough using our authentic pupusas recipe and fill with chicharrón mixture.  Cook the assembled pupusa as you would an other variety and enjoy!