Pulled Pork Tacos Recipe

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These pulled pork tacos feature cubes of pork shoulder simmered in a citrus-based liquid with a touch of chipotle chiles for heat. They are then fried in their own fat to create crispy-edged, tender, juicy and flavorful pulled pork.
Dinner
Mexican
16
ingredients
8
steps
195
minutes
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Ingredients

Servings:
8
3 lb
boneless pork shoulder
2/3 cup(s)
freshly squeezed orange juice
1/4 cup(s)
freshly squeezed lime juice
6
garlic cloves, smashed
1-2
chipotles in adobo sauce
1/2 tblsp
ground cumin
1/2 tsp
dried oregano
1 tsp
kosher salt, plus more to taste
freshly ground black pepper, to taste
water, as needed
corn or flour tortillas
finely chopped onions
finely chopped cilantro
6
thinly sliced radishes
hot sauce, to serve
lime wedges, to serve with

Directions 8 steps | 195 Minutes

Step 1

Chop the boneless pork shoulder into two-inch cubes.

Step 2

In a Dutch oven or a heavy-bottomed pot, add the cubed pork shoulder, orange juice, lime juice, garlic cloves, chipotle chiles, cumin, oregano, salt and pepper.

Step 3

Add enough water to the pot to just submerge the pork.

Step 4

Bring the mixture to a boil and then reduce the heat to a simmer.

Step 5

Simmer the mixture, uncovered, for 2 hours.

Step 6

After 2 hours, increase the heat to medium-high. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the liquid has evaporated and the pork fat is left behind, about 30-40 minutes.

Step 7

Fry the pork in the fat until the edges are crispy. Turn off the heat and shred the pork.

Step 8

Serve on corn tortillas with finely chopped onion, cilantro, radishes, hot sauce and lime wedges. Enjoy!

Nutrition Per Serving
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CALORIES
422
FAT
30.8 g
PROTEIN
29.8 g
CARBS
4.9 g

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Chrystal G.

Chrystal

14 Jul 2022

Love the low and slow method in this recipe for juicy and tender pork

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