For me, tacos are a standby. Anytime I don’t want to spend a ton of time cooking, but I want a filling meal with lots of flavor, I make tacos. This recipe in particular is a standby for me because it’s quick, easy and delicious. I have been making these for years, but only recently it occurred to me that I should post them.
Thats right, they look delicious too! This is another “one pot meal” I make. In fact, I take it step further and make it even easier by cooking the pork in a slow cooker. Delicious. I’m also a little partial to this recipe because I only cook it with Iowa pork. Every time I go home, my parents give me pounds and pounds of Iowa pork, because they know what I know – Iowa pork is best. I am an Iowa girl and I get a little misty-eyed thinking of the hometown butchers, rich with fresh, quality meat . . . ahhh memories.
Needless to say, when I have leftovers from the stock of pig I bring from home, I like to make tacos. You can easily change the amount of seasoning and reheat some leftover pork roast to make this as well. Pork roast or pork butt is the typical cut used for pulled pork. I would advise using one of these cuts. They fall apart when you cook them which makes it amenable to making tacos. Any other cut just won’t be the same. This recipe also makes a LOT of servings, so unless you have a family of 8, be prepared for leftovers.
Seasoning (from All Recipes)
2 Tbl chili powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp paprika
1 Tbl ground cumin
2 tsp salt
2 tsp black pepper
2.5 lbs of pork roast or pork butt
2 10-ounce cans of diced tomato and green chile
Pat pork with taco seasoning. Turn slow cooker on to your desired heat and time. I usually use a probe to cook it to the right temperature. When its done, or about 30 minutes from being done, drain the fat and break up the pork. Add it back to the slow cooker, or a large pan. Add the tomato and chile. Warm through. It’s that easy! I like to heat up the tortillas and top with cheese, lettuce, and salsa. Enjoy!