Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Crock Pot - Pulled Pork Tacos

I love having pulled pork, because you can do so much with it! If you make a larger roast, you can freeze this very easily! Its great to pull out of the freezer for a quick meal.  You just can throw it in a pot on the stove frozen, and it will thaw & heat up! 

Funny story-- My sister came over and I was making dinner. I told her it was "slim pickings" and I was making tacos, but she was welcome to stay.  They were pulled pork (from the freezer), cheese, and tortillas! She thought they were gourmet! 

This pork can be used for tamales, enchiladas, tacos, pulled pork sandwiches, cubans, and more! I might have to go make a Cuban NOW! 

These tacos were gobbled up by my mom and cousin Tiffany.  My mom doesn't love meat, but she loved these! 

3 pounds pork butt (you can use a larger one, to serve more people, or to have more leftovers)
1 T vegetable oil
8 ounces of Schlitz or your favorite beer (I'm still trying to get rid of the random beer!)
1 1/2 t. salt
1/2 t. pepper
1/2 T smoked paprika
1/2 T cumin
1 1/2 t. onion powder
1 1/2 t. chili powder
1/2 t. garlic powder

for serving: corn or flour tortillas, guacamole, fresh cilantro, chopped pineapple, sour cream (see below)
Combine spices together in a small bowl.  

Heat oil in a large skillet.  When hot, add pork and brown on each side. 
 Add pork, seasonings, and beer to crock pot.

Cook on low for 10-12 hours.  
30 minutes before serving, shred pork using a fork and let simmer on low.   

Jalapeno Lime Sour Cream
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 jalapeno, seeded and diced
juice of 1 limes
1-2 T fresh cilantro, chopped
dash of salt and pepper

Mix all ingredients together then serve.

Adapted from: http://www.howsweeteats.com/2012/05/crockpot-beer-carnitas-tacos/

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