Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Pork Tacos

The last pork tacos that I made were a huge hit with the fam.  So now I'm exploring different ways to make 'em. This recipe started with a pork shoulder roast in the crock pot.  All I did was toss it in with some S&P and about a cup of water....let it cook on low for about 10 hours.

My pics are a bit sporadic with this. I had 2 sick kids and a surprise dinner guest. I wasn't as focused as I normally am. Haha...As if I'm ever focused.

So here we go.

Ingredients for the meat:
Meat from a pork roast, some canned salsa stuff (can you tell I just grabbed it because it looked interesting?), Rotel, taco seasoning

First thing I did was shred the meat. Use two forks (or a spoon a fork...whatever works) and pull the meat apart.

Okie dokie...I put 2 tbsp of the salsa stuff in with the meat. This stuff was SPICY!

Add the Rotel.

Add the seasoning. I was only going to do about half of the packet, but I ended up dumping the whole thing in there.

I also added 1/2 cup of water...but didn't take a pic.
Mix it all up and let it simmer for about 10 minutes.

That's it for the meat.

And THIS is what happens when you're not paying attention while cooking.
I melted my beloved Measure All Measuring Cup. It was a sad, sad moment for me.

Pressing on.

I wanted to make an avocado sour cream sauce for the tacos.
I used 2 avocados, some sour cream, PC Chipotle Rub & PC Citrus Basil Rub (not in the picture)

All I did was mix the avocado w/ a big spoonful of the sour cream.

I tossed in a shake or two of the rubs and that was it.

I was going to slice up some lettuce for these, but I forgot. Surprising, isn't it?

So instead we had tacos with pork, avocado sauce & cheese. And they were delicious.


  1. If you ever come to visit your parents out here, I'll give you LOTS of avocadoes - I've got two LARGE trees! We get hundreds every year!

    I may try this same recipe..but with chicken shredded cause I've got a bunch in the freezer that I need to use up! Great idea!

  2. Oooooh! I LOVE avocados...SO much! My mom is actually coming out my way in July. I should have her grab some from you! I'd love it! I could eat them with a spoon! :)