Add these Pulled Pork Tacos to your taco night. You can feed a crowd for very little effort in the fix it ‘n forget it slow cooker mode.This makes a good cottage meal since the slow cooker won’t heat up the kitchen and everyone can help themselves!
‘Carnitas’, or the Mexican version of pulled pork, are a mainstay of tacos in Mexico.
You can use your slow cooker to cook a pork butt roast or shoulder roast low and slow and feed a crowd quite easily. You are using a fairly cheap cut of meat and cooking it long and slow to break down the collagen, so that is another plus for feeding a crowd.
I have made it with all kinds of pork though. The last time I only had tenderloin in the freezer. I just made sure to add a bit of liquid and I cooked it on low for about 6 hours. It shredded just as nicely as with the the cheaper cuts. The liquid is key though so it doesn’t dry out.
I cooked my pork in the slow cooker with a 1/2 cup of President’s Choice Poblano and Lime BBQ sauce. Then I added another 1/2 cup after I shredded the meat. You can use any BBQ sauce with some Mexican flavours or you can use a package of Taco seasoning with a 1/2 cup of water during the slow cooking.
Once the meat is done you shred it across the grain (so you get strings of pork). Hands on time here is minimal. 5 minutes to set up your slow cooker and 5 minutes to shred and your done!
You can use store bought salsa and sour cream if you want to streamline the presentation.
If you use 100% corn tortillas it will be a gluten free meal.
If you are into tacos… check out these Argentinian Grilled Shrimp Tacos too!