shredded pork tacos with avocado, quick pickled onions and queso fresco

 

easy pork tacos

A good taco doesn’t need more than three or four ingredients to knock your socks off. Start with tender, flavorful meat, add a few well-chosen toppings and maybe a cold beer and you’re done. Cielo.

Earlier this week we talked about the pork on sale at Costco. {We also gave away $50 in Costco Cash…congrats Jessie C!} I may have mentioned that I bought a gorgeous pork roast for not much more than the cost of a burger in a diner. And so…I made pork tacos.

The first step was braising the meat. There aren’t many steps to braising but you do need a good 3-4 hours to let the meat get fall-apart tender. Put a large dutch oven over a high heat, add some oil and, once it starts smoking, put in the meat, then leave it alone. You want it to get nice and browned – this is what adds flavor to the roast and will make your tacos very, very tasty.

Toss in some onions, garlic & a couple of seasonings, add some beer, chicken stock & chipotle peppers and put the whole thing in the oven. Let it do it’s thing for 3 hours or so…and when you pull it out of the oven you’ll have the most tender pork you’ve ever had. And it’ll taste like you just landed in Mexico. And your house will smell like it, too!

I love cooking with PORK. It’s the other white meat, after all {wasn’t that the most clever marketing campaign ever?}. But seriously, it’s good for you and so versatile. I love cooking a crown roast for the holidays – so gorgeous!

easy pork tacos

But it’s not the holidays yet – thank goodness. {Man, they’ll be here before we know it!} So for now, I leave you with these yummy pork tacos. Crown roast post coming in approximately 10 weeks :-)