If someone told me they didn’t like tacos my first thought would be ” Who the heck doesn’t like tacos?” my next thought would be ” I don’t think we can be friends anymore” #sorrynotsorry lol .If I had to eat one thing the rest of my life it would probably be tacos. They are versatile and can be made from any kind of meat or even with veggies. Anytime we give our kids a choice of places to go eat they almost always chose a mexican place, some places better than others . To say the least we all love mexican food and it’s flavor but no matter what margaritas always make everything better and so do tacos !!
I love easy dishes with Mexican flair and this Cilantro Lime Pulled Pork done in the crock pot is a great dump and go meal . It is the perfect thing to put on to cook while you go to work and come back to the intoxicating aroma of Mexican yumminess. One sniff and close your eyes you will hear the mariachi band playing and margaritas being blended… Ok back to reality everyone is hungry waiting for dinner to be finished lol. I usually make a beef shredded meat like this but pork tenderloins were on sale so I adjusted the ingredients and viola mexican magic pork . Once this meat is shredded and all the spices soak up into the meat this very versatile. In this recipe I used it for tacos but this could easily be used for burritos, quesadillas or to eat alone if you are watching carbs . This dish is a little on the spicy side but I will give some pointers on how to bring it down a notch. The flavorful meat on a tortilla with a creamy slaw on top is a perfect meal any night of the week.
This starts off very easy! Place a pork loin roast in a crock pot and pour a bottle or can of beer over it. I picked a Mexican beer just because that is the beer of choice at our house. If you don’t want to use beer it can be substituted for a can of chicken broth.
Add diced onions, minced garlic, diced Jalapeno,diced canned chiles and chopped cilantro.
In a bowl add chicken broth, ElPato spicy tomato sauce(If this is not with the rest of the tomato sauces it is usually located with the mexican food at most super markets) , chili powder, cumin , chipotle pepper, and salt . Mix well
Note** To make this dish a bit less spicy replace the ElPato spicy tomato sauce with regular tomato sauce and omit the chipotle pepper.
Pour this mixture over the roast
Place the lid on top. Cook on low 9-10 hours or High 6-7 hours
Once the roast is cooked it should be tender and falling apart to the touch. Remove the broth and place in a bowl. You will use some to add to the shredded meat . The rest can be frozen for future use or discarded.
Shred the pork with two forks and place it back in the crock pot
Take a slotted spoon and get all the onions and bits of yumminess . Add them to the meat along with enough broth wet the meat.
Squeeze another lime into the meat and extra cilantro
Mix all the slaw ingredients. Place meat in a tortilla and top it with slaw .