Everyone loves tacos, but there is no reason to go out to a restaurant to eat them. With simple ingredients, its possible to make delicious pulled pork tacos your family will love. These tacos can be made with inexpensive cuts of pork and will turn out juicy and flavorful. Select your toppings and choose either corn or flour tortillas.
To make pulled pork tacos, the first step is to select a piece of pork suitable for using in your kitchen’s slow cooker. Pork shoulder is inexpensive and will remain juicy after slow cooking due to the connective tissue present which converts to gelatin after cooking. Stay away from tenderloin as that cut is more suitable for grilling and is more expensive. One pork shoulder feed a large family with leftovers.
The next choice you need to make is the seasonings. For pork tacos, I like to keep the spice mix pretty simple. Salt, pepper, cumin, garlic, onion powder, and oregano are enough to give the meat flavor without being overpowering. This gives you and your family freedom to customize the flavor of your tacos with salsas, veggies, cheese, or any of your other favorite toppings.
The pork shoulder must be cooked slow and low to realize its full potential. After you apply the spices, place the meat into an oven safe roasting pan for one hour for every pound of meat. The oven s temperature should be 350 degrees Fahrenheit. It is important that you give the meat enough time to cook because it will be tough if you do not.
While the pork is cooking you can take the time to prepare any salsas or toppings you will be serving along with your tacos. I like to keep mine simple, serving them with a pico de gallo salsa. To make the salsa, chop red onion, tomato, and jalapeno peppers and place them into a container. Chop some fresh cilantro and add that to the salsa. Squeeze some fresh lime juice over the salsa, cover, and then refrigerate.
When the pork is done, take it from the oven and let it rest for 15 minutes before shredding. Serve the pork over flour or corn tortillas. Cover with your favorite toppings and enjoy. Refrigerate or freeze the leftover meat for an easy meal later on. You can find other kitchen appliances and utensils you’ll need for this recipe at Top Rate Ten. It will last for three to five days in the refrigerator or 6 months in the freezer.