I was introduced to a version of this chalupa years ago when I had ten children under ten and was pinching every penny. It came from another large family mom. I have tweaked and altered it over the years and it has become a family favorite. I am so excited to share this recipe with you.
This chalupa starts with a few simple ingredients. Dried beans, green chilis, garlic, onion, broth, taco seasoning, and either pork roast or chicken breast.
There is no reason to presoak or cook the beans in this recipe. The beans will cook right along with the pork roast and come out perfectly.
The rest of the ingredients go right on top. You put the slow cooker on low and let it cook all day. Your house will smell heavenly and dinner is prepped in less than ten minutes!
This chalupa can be served over rice, over chips, in tortillas, or our very favorite, in Najavo Fry Bread.
No need to be intimidated by this quick bread. Navajo Fry Bread is easy to make. Double the batch and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar for an easy dessert!
Easy Slow Cooker Chalupa
This delicious meal takes less than ten minutes to prep, is cheap, and feeds a crowd!
- 3 pound pork roast
- 2 cups dried pinto beans
- 4 cups chicken or vegetable broth
- 1 cup water
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 4 oz can chopped green chilis
- 2 Tablespoons garlic, chopped
- 1 Tablespoon taco seasoning
Place pork roast and dried beans in slow cooker.
Pour in broth and water.
Add in onions, diced green chilis, garlic, and taco seasoning.
Turn slow cooker on to low and cook for 6-8 hours
Once pork can be easily pulled apart with fork, shred pork and stir.
Remove excess liquid if desired.
Serve over rice, chips, in tortillas, or Navajo fry bread. Garnish with cheese, lettuce, olives, tomatoes, radishes, onions, etc.
Tips for having the perfect chalupa dinner
- These stainless steel taco holders are perfect for filling tacos with premade shells, or if you make the Navajo fry bread.
- If you are making these for a crowd, you can keep your tortillas or fry bread covered in the oven on 200. Or, you can keep them warm in a slow cooker.
- Feel free to play with this recipe. You can use red beans, black beans, a mix of beans. You can also replace the pork roast with 3-4 frozen boneless, skinless, chicken breasts.