Salsa Verde Shredded Pork Tacos

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on April 9, 2014

Spicy Pulled Pork Tacos

Delish.

That is all.

So these shredded pork were enjoyed by everyone in the family.

Yes…everyone…including the dog…

Spicy Pulled Pork Tacos and Cody

I suppose we could call this a photography hazard…placing the food on the deck floor because that was the best spot with the best lighting…

#DogApproved y’all!

Ha.

This shredded pork was cooked with a few ingredients…garlic powder, ground cumin, green salsa, diced jalapeños and a dash or two of salt and pepper. Really, these had just the right amount of kick without being too spicy for the boys AND the baby. He shoveled the pork right on in and enjoyed it immensely.

I topped Steve’s and my tacos with a little diced jalapeño to kick it up a notch, while the boys had theirs with just pork and the tortillas. If we did stars in our family, these would be 7 out of 7. (2 adults, 4 kids, 1 dog!)

Spicy Pulled Pork Tacos Recipe

Next time I’m making these (I have another roast in the freezer!), I’m going to top them with a sweet pineapple cole slaw…if it’s as great as it sounds in my head (think sweet meets spicy), I’ll share the recipe in the next week or two!

(P.S. This shredded pork served us for 2 meals, as the roast I bought was a little over 2 pounds!)

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Salsa Verde Shredded Pork Tacos

 Yield – 8 servings

Preparation Time – 5 minutes

Cooking Time – 8 hours in slow cooker

Ingredients

  • 2.2 lb. pork shoulder or blade roast
  • about 1 tsp garlic powder
  • about 1 tsp ground cumin
  • about 1 1/2 cups salsa verde, enough to cover the roast
  • 1 large or 2 small jalapeños, seeded and diced (or not seeded if you want more heat)
  • Few dashes salt and pepper
  • 8 to 10 corn tortillas
  • Goat cheese or queso cotija or sour cream
  • Jalapeños or cilantro or avocado chunks, for topping
  • Fresh fruit or veggie side dish

Directions

  • Place the pork roast into the base of the slow cooker and sprinkle the garlic powder, ground cumin on top. Pour the salsa verde and add the diced jalapenos on top. Season with a little salt and pepper
  • Set the slow cooker on low and cook for 8 hours.
  • Once the cooking time is complete, shred the pork with 2 forks and remove from the slow cooker with slotted spoon when ready to serve.
  • Serve Salsa Verde Shredded Pork Tacos on corn tortillas with preferred toppings.

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