Monday, September 6, 2010

Slow-Cooked Pork Tacos

Hi everyone! Eek! so sorry for the long absence....I'm so embarrassed that I've neglected this blog for this long...and I LOVE food and blogging. Sheesh, will be more on top of it next time.

So, tonight, my husband cooked up this AMAZING MELT-IN-YOUR-MOUTH slow cooked pork in this spicy adobo pepper sauce which then we made into pork tacos. For this dish, you will need a slow cooker. It just isn't the same without the slow cooker. It converted our tough 7 pound pork shoulder meat into this tender, juiciest meat ever! Anyway, I will shut up now and move on to the pictures and recipes below. By the way, you gotta make the pickled onions to go with this. It's a must!

Recipe: Slow Cooked Pork Tacos


For Pork:

  • 1 yellow onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 (15-ounce) can fire roasted tomatoes
  • 1 to 2 chipotle peppers, roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro leaves
  • 4 to 5 pound pork shoulder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

For Pickled Onions:

  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • Pinch red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

For Tacos:

  • 24 corn tortillas
  • 1 small green cabbage, shredded
  • 2 avocados, peeled and thinly sliced
  • Pickled red onions
  • 1 (16-ounce) container sour cream
  • Chopped cilantro leaves, for garnish

For Pork:


To the sleeve of a slow cooker add onion, garlic, tomatoes, chipotle peppers, Worcestershire sauce, and cilantro. Add pork and season with salt and pepper. Cover and slow cook on high for 4 to 6 hours until tender.

For Red Onions:

In a small saucepan over medium heat, add vinegar, sugar, red pepper flakes and salt, heat until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and add onions and dried oregano. When mixture is cool pour into a quart container. You may need to add a bit of water just to cover. (Keep at room temperature for about 6 hours then place in the refrigerator.
Remove pork from slow cooker and shred using 2 forks. Toss with 1/2 cup of the liquid from the slow cooker.
To serve place 1/4 cup of the pork on a tortilla, top with cabbage, avocado, onions, sour cream and cilantro. Repeat with remaining ingredients.


  1. That looks soooo good Sarah! Tacos, especially pork, are one of my favorite things ever.