Slow Roasted Pork Tacos with Pineapple Salsa

Here's a recipe my sister Emily was kind enough to share with me. Now I would consider Emily the taco aficionado in our family. She has always had a knack for combining those bold south of the border flavors. Now note that her talents do not stop there in the kitchen and you will probably be seeing more "Emily inspired" content in the future!

This slow roasted pork was stupid simple to make. Just three ingredients, and you can forget it for 4-5 hours while your slow cooker does its magic. The end result? Tender, slightly sweet and spicy, pulled pork, accompanied by sweet pineapple salsa. Taco about tasty ya'll!


Makes 12 Street Style Tacos

Ingredients:

For the Pork

1 1/2 lb-2 lb bone in pork butt or shoulder

16 oz of coca-cola

1 small can of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce

salt & pepper

For the Pineapple Salsa:

1/2 fresh pineapple

1/4 red onion

1 lime

2 tablespoons of olive oil

handful of fresh cilantro

salt

You'll Need:

soft street style corn or flour tortillas

slow cooker or deep roasting pan  

Method: Pork

Heat a large skillet with a few tablespoons of olive oil. Generously salt and pepper all sides of the pork butt or shoulder. Pan sear all sides of the pork before placing in the slow cooker. Pour coca-cola over pork and add 3-5 chipotle peppers. Cover with lid and set to low. Leave it to cook for 4-5 hours or until pork is falling off the bone and you can easily shred it with a fork. When its reached this stage you'll want to remove it from the cooker and shred it with two forks. Pour over some of the juices its cooked in for added flavor.

  • Using a roasting pan? Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Use the same method as above and be sure to cover pan with aluminum foil. It will take 4-6 hours to roast.Until the meat can be easily pulled a part with a fork and the thermometer inserted into the thickest part reads 170 degrees F.

Method: Pineapple Salsa

Cut up the pineapple in small cubes about a 1/4 inch or less. Dice up red onion and cilantro. Mix together in a bowl. Add olive oil, juice of one lime, and salt to taste.

Serving suggestion: Heat up tortillas, add the pork, a few spoonfuls of salsa and for a crunch factor I added some red cabbage! Enjoy!



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