For those that don't know me that well, there are two foods that I won't eat - veal and pork products. I have never liked veal and once I dissected a fetal pig in Ms. Nathanson's AP Bio class in high school I haven't been able to eat pork. (FYI - we named our fetal pig Henrietta)
There are two exceptions to this rule, though - bacon and pulled pork. Bacon is obvious, pulled pork isn't. Ant thinks that I enjoy pulled pork because it's smothered in sauce and you can't tell that it's pork. He's probably right.
We ended up loving this dish. We'd make this again in a heartbeat. I used corn tacos, while Ant had flour tacos. Just keep in mind that it makes a lot of pulled pork. The wee one didn't want tacos, he opted for waffles. But, he loves limes.
Pulled Pork Tacos
adapted from Real Simple
- 2 cups of store bought salsa (I put in a jar and 1/2 of Tostitos Medium salsa)
- 4-6 tbs of chili powder, heaping (I used "hot" Mexican style chili powder)
- 2 tbs of dried oregano
- 2 tbs of unsweetened cocoa powder
- Kosher salt
- 1 2 1/2 lb boneless pork butt or shoulder, trimmed of excess fat
- soft tortillas
- sour cream
- shredded cheese
- one lime, wedged
- Spray your 4-6 qt. crockpot with cooking spray;
- In the crockpot, combine the salsa, chili powder, cocoa, and 1 tsp of salt. Mix.
- Add pork to the crockpot and turn to coat.
- Cook until meat is tender and pulls apart easily (4-5 hrs on high, 7-8 on low)
- Heat tortillas according to instructions;
- Using two forks, shred the pork and stir into the cooking liquid;
- Serve with the warmed tortillas, sour cream, guacamole, shredded cheese, lime, and extra salsa.