Pork Tacos

7 Jan

I made these today, and they arefar more yummy than I expected. They were very delicious on day 1, but we used the leftovers in another recipe the next night, and this pork was AWESOME on day 2. I will eat this 2 days in a row from now on. I might even make it a day ahead to begin with. Enjoy 🙂

Ingredients:
– 2 lbs pork roast
– diced onion
– 1 red pepper, chopped
– 1 can of verde enchilada sauce (or 1 1/2 cups salsa verde)
– 2 tbsp. lime juce
– 1 tsp cumin
– 1/2 tsp salt
– 1/4 tsp white pepper
– 2 tablespoons minced garlic
– 1/4 tsp dried basil
– splash of hot sauce (optional)
– 16 flour tortillas- soft taco size (90 calories each)

Directions:

1. Place the onion, pepper, salsa verde and lime juice into crockpot.
2. Add pork sirloin.
3. top with all listed spices.
4. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours (until meat shreds easily with a fork)
5. Shred pork with 2 forks.
6. Either use tongs to remove pork for tacos, or, I prefer to place the mixture in a skillet and cook on stovetop until extra juice evaporates. I think it gives better flavor.

TOP IT!

Here’s how I topped each taco.

lettuce
1 tbsp shredded cheddar
1 tbsp sauce (equal parts sour cream and salsa. delicious!)
1 tbsp sour cream

Editors Note: I actually only made 8 tacos with this, and saved the other half of the recipe for another dish the next night. Would make a great BBQ sandwich mixed with spicy bbq sauce. I used it in place of the beef in my nacho recipe from this site. Click here.

8 Servings (2 tacos each):
With Toppings: 470 Calories
Plain: 400 calories

pork taco 1
Pork filling

pork taco 2

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4 Responses to “Pork Tacos”

  1. mommysonadiet January 7, 2014 at 10:13 pm #

    Appx 10 weight watchers pp without toppings, 12 with.

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  2. Kristen Wright May 20, 2014 at 8:17 pm #

    This is great! We had it on tacos then did make your own nachos (baked!) the following night. I also made it the day before like she recommended. Delish!

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    • mommysonadiet May 20, 2014 at 8:21 pm #

      So glad you liked them Kristen! These are absolutely one of my very favorite recipes!

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