Bean Chalupas (Slow Cooker)

This is a Lovejoy family recipe, that’s really delicious, easy, and perfect for Cinco de Mayo.  I made some very slight changes, because you know I just can’t help myself!

Bean Chalupas

Bean Chalupas (Slow Cooker)

Yield: 10-12

This recipe is a complete meal, and one you're going to want to make on a regular basis.


  • 1 lb pinto beans, soaked overnight and drained
  • 3 lbs pork roast
  • 7 cups water and/or broth (beef)
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 3 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 2 TBSP chili powder
  • 1 TBSP cumin
  • 1 TBSP salt
  • 1 TBSP smoked paprika (optional)
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 (7 oz) can green chiles
  • 1 jar diced pimento
  • Extras
  • Tortillas or tortilla chips
  • Shredded cheese
  • Avocado, sliced or diced
  • Green onions, sliced
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Diced tomato
  • Picante sauce
  • Lime wedges


  1. Put all chalupa ingredients in the slow cooker and cook on low 8-10 hours, or until everything is done. When done, take out, shred, and return to the pot.
  2. Serve with extras.