Pure Comfort Food: Pulled Pork Tacos For A Cool Winter’s Night

Bring a little comfort to your kitchen this holiday season by adding our pulled pork tacos to the menu.

Pulled Pork TacosPhoto Credit: Ryan Szulc
Pulled Pork Tacos
Pulled Pork Tacos
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
8servings 30minutes 8 1/2 hours (including slow-cooker time)
Servings Prep Time
8servings 30minutes
Cook Time
8 1/2 hours (including slow-cooker time)
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Instructions
    Pulled Pork Tacos
    1. Dry pork well with paper towels. Combine cumin, oregano, salt and cayenne pepper in a small bowl; rub mixture all over pork. Place pork in slow cooker; add garlic and cinnamon stick. Pour in stock. Cover and cook on low heat for 8 hours. 
    2. Transfer pork to a cutting board. Use 2 large forks to shred it into bite-size pieces. Remove and discard cinnamon stick from slow cooker and mash garlic into juices. Skim out and discard some of the fat. Add shredded pork, lime zest and juice; stir well. Cover and keep warm.
    Cherry Tomato Salsa Cruda
    1. Cut cherry tomatoes in half. Stir with onion, lime juice and salt in a medium bowl. Let it stand for 5 minutes and stir in cilantro.  
    2. Spoon pork into tacos. Top with salsa, avocado and cheese (if desired).
    Recipe Notes

    Nutrients per serving: 505 calories, 36 g protein, 14 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 57 g carbs (2 g fibre), 76 mg cholesterol, 794 mg sodium

    Best Health tip: Alternatively, serve half of the pulled pork tonight and stash the rest in the freezer for up to two weeks.

    Best Health Canada
    Originally Published in Best Health Canada