Monday, July 19, 2010

Easy Pulled Pork "Tacos"

Pork es muy bueno. I mean really, what's not to like?

Pulled Puerco

4-5 pound pork shoulder roast, boneless preferred
2 tablespoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon sea salt
2 teaspoons ground pepper
Juice of 3 limes
1-2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large white onion, cut into 1/4 inch slices
3 cloves garlic, smashed

Mix the cumin, salt, pepper, lime juice, and olive oil in a small bowl. Place the pork roast in the pot of a slow cooker, and pour the oil/spice mixture over the meat, rubbing it in well, and evenly. Top the meat with the onions and garlic. Cover with the lid and cook in the slow cooker over low heat for 6-8 hours. (You could also cook this in the oven (in a crockpot) at 300 degrees for 3-4 hour or until it gets tender). Afterwards, take two forks and pull the pork apart. It should fall apart easily at this point.

**I usually make this the day ahead or just make it and freeze it in portions, after pulling it with a fork for later use.

Then when you're ready to make "tacos" you just need the following:

Red onion
Chopped cilantro
Whole leafs of lettuce

Separate a whole leaf of lettuce, top with some of the warm, pulled pork, salsa, red onion, chopped cilantro and sliced avocado....and you've got an awesome Paleo Taco. Add any other toppings you like, olives, radishes, shredded cabbage, squirt of lime juice, hot sauce etc.

Serve with a side of broccoli or other yummy veggie!!

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