With the summer months approaching, my goals are:
1.To lose weight and
2. Find quick easy meals for my slow cooker that support the first goal.
This week’s recipe is Slow Cooker Pork Tacos brought to you by eMeals, which is making it easy for me to accomplish both of those goals. This recipe is nice because you can serve Pork Tacos for one meal and reserve the remaining half for the next night.
Let me warn you that these are very, very good! My husband and I both said that we could have made ourselves sick eating these. You have been warned!
Ingredients to Prepare the Italian Pork Shoulder
4 lb boneless pork shoulder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon canola oil
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
4 cloves garlic, chopped
2 cups chicken broth
½ cup apple cider vinegar
2 Anaheim peppers, seeded and sliced*
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1. Season pork with salt and pepper.
2. Heat oil in a large skillet over high heat.
3. Add pork; cook 5 minutes per side or until browned.
4. Remove from heat and transfer to a 5 or 6 quart slow cooker.
5. Add parsley, oregano, garlic, broth, vinegar, peppers and crushed red pepper flakes to slow cooker.
6. Cover and cook on Low 6 to 8 hours or until pork is tender.
*Note: Green bell peppers may be substituted for Anaheim peppers if desired.
Pork Tacos with Cilantro Lime Slaw
12 (6 inch) corn tortillas
2 cups tricolor slaw mix
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro leaves
1½ tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon ground cumin
½ teaspoon salt
Remaining Italian Pork Shoulder
1. Heat tortillas according to package instructions.
2. Combine slaw mix, cilantro, lime juice, oil, cumin and salt in a medium bowl; toss to coat.
3. Gently warm pork in microwave or warm oven; shred with 2 forks.
4. Arrange pork in tortillas; top with slaw.
Our family likes our meals on the spicier side so jalapenos and red onions was added to the recipe. When you try the Slow Cooker Pork Tacos, let us know your thoughts and how you personalized it for your family.
Want some more recipes or ideas? You can go back to see recipes posted in past weeks for the Good Eatin Recipe Hop and see what the other ladies of the Pitch List are cooking up by following the linky.
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