This post is dedicated to my good friend Ivey, who is the first person to request a recipe on the blog. She asked if I knew any good slow cook recipes, and it just so happens that this is the only one I know. Pulled pork tacos are probably one of my favorite meals and I am excited to share it because I haven’t made it in a long time. This recipe was one of my first attempts at cooking while I was in college. It’s easy and gets better every time I eat it.
Slow cook meals are great for people with busy schedules, whether you are in school, working, or have 3 of the cutest kids in the world. Since I only know how to make this dish I thought it would be fun to have people share their favorite recipes. So if you are reading this and know of a fabulous slow cook dinner please post a comment or email it to me. I will pick one entry and blog about it next week. Please submit it by Sunday October 17th, so I can put the ingredients on my grocery list for Monday. Happy cooking!
Pulled Pork Tacos, serves 3 Adapted from Real Simple
- 1 1/2 lbs boneless pork shoulder
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/4 cup apricot reserves
- 1 jalapeno, seeded & sliced
- 1/2 red onion, roughly chopped
- Flour tortillas
- 1/4 cup cilantro leaves
- 1 lime, cut into wedges
- 1/2 cup queso fresco, crumbled
Preheat the oven to 300 degrees. Place 3 large sheets of heavy duty aluminum foil on the counter, one top of the other, like a cross. In a small bowl mix together the salt, pepper and cumin. Place the pork in the middle of the foil and season with the mixture. Using a spoon, spread the apricot reserves all over the pork. Wrap the pork with the foil and be sure to crimp together the edges tightly. Otherwise the delicious juice that makes the pork so tender will leak out into the pan. Place the pork into a baking dish and roast for 4 hours. Let it cool before opening the foil. Carefully transfer pork and juices to a bowl and shred with a fork, mixing the meat, veggies, and juice. Serve on top of warm tortillas with cilantro, cheese, and a squeeze of lime.