Pulled Pork Tacos

19 Apr
Real Simple Pulled Pork Tacos

Hands on time: 15 minutes; total time: 4 1/2 on high, 8 on low; serves 6
2 cups store-bought salsa
2 tablespoons chili powder
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon Kosher salt
1 2 1/2 boneless pork butt or shoulder, trimmed of excess fat
18 corn tortillas
1/2 cup fresh cilantro springs
3/4 cup sour cream
2 limes, cut into wedges

-In a 4-to-6 quart slow cooker, combine the salsa, chili powder, oregano, cocoa, salt, and pork
-Cook, covered, until the meat is tender and pulls apart easily
-20 minutes before serving, heat oven to 350.  Stack the tortillas, wrap then in foil, and bake into warm
-Meanwhile, using 2 forks, shred the pork and stir into the cooking liquid.  Serve with the tortillas, cilantro, sour cream, lime, and extra salsa.

Accomplishment:  First off, thanks everyone for following me.  I’ve only had one complaint about my hot pink text–you know who you are!  I think I now have my boyfriend, my brother, my mom, and several of my closet friends who probably felt obligated to hit the follow button or who are entertained that I actually an trying to blog.  That’s okay though.  Now you all can see what I do with my free time:)  So yesterday I made pulled pork tacos from a Real Simple magazine.  I bought everything at Whole Foods Sunday night and had it prepped for Cary to dump into the crock pot Monday morning.  I added a yellow and red pepper and a yellow onion to the recipe because I thought just pork with be a little bland.  Plus I need to sneak my vegetables in where I can.  I also mixed up the sour cream a little by making green chili sour cream.  Overall, I thought this was an awesome crock pot meal.  We ate it with low-fat 6″ whole wheat tortillas, which only have 45 calories a pop.  I would definitely recommend this dish for the busy professional and for guys who own a crock pot.


One Response to “Pulled Pork Tacos”

  1. Erica April 20, 2011 at 7:45 pm #

    sounds yummy! can't wait to attempt to make it.

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