Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Shredded pork taco's (in the crockpot) with southwestern slaw

I'm going to write the recipe as I have it, and put in (what I actually did).. because I tweaked it a bit, and thought it was delicious... only cuz I was too lazy to make a grocery run.
The recipe starts with:

Dee's Roasted Pork for Taco's- dont know who Dee is, but it sure is a fine recipe, thanks Dee.

4 pounds pork shoulder roast (I used a pork tenderloin, o.. about a foot long or so..)
2 (4 ounce) cans diced green chilies, drained
1/4 cup chili powder (omit- didnt have)
1 teaspoon dried oregano (omit- didnt have)
1 teaspoon taco seasoning (used a whole envelope, Old El Paso dry taco seasoning)
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 1/2 teaspoons salt, or to taste (omit, due to the taco seasoning)
* I was cooking this in a crock pot, so I added 1 can of chicken stock, to keep it moist*
Get out yur crock pot. Plug it in. Put the roast in the crock pot. Dump in all other ingredients. Cook on low (I even turned mine from low to warm, cuz mine cooks really hot!).. Cook for as long as you want to... but at least 6 hours. I cooked mine overnight and it literally fell apart when I stuck a fork in to make sure she was done. Delicious!

Now make some slaw.. I made mine the same night I put the roast on to sit over night and it was so good.

3 cups shredded cabbage - or just get the bag, like I did
1 carrot, shredded (omit if the bag has it in it)
1 onion, diced (I used 1/2, mine was the size of a basketball)
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced (I used about 8 slices of pickled jalapeno from the jar)
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 cup canola oil
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon white sugar
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper (I omitted in hopes my daughter might actually eat it)
salt and pepper to taste
In a bowl, mix the oil, vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper. Add the cabbage, onions and peppers and mix it up. Put in the fridge for at least an hour if you have it, if not... its still good.
Warm up some flour tortilla's using either a dry skillet, or you can put right over the flame if you have gas and are feeling frisky. Create the taco using the meat, and slaw, add pico if ya want to and maybe some sour cream if you dare. enjoy!
adapted from recipe's I found on