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Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Pork Carnitas Tacos

Another fun taco variety!  I love that you can make this with boneless pork chops, since I feel like they're always on sale, and...well, I just don't love pork chops. But I do love tacos!  You'll need a couple hours to let this cook up, but if you've got the time to let it cook, it's definitely easy and delicious! Serve these up as a taco salad or with homemade corn tortillas! Enjoy!

Pork Carnitas Tacos
Serves 3-4
You can easily double or triple this recipe!
Mix together in a 2qt pot:
¾ lb. boneless pork loin, cut into 3-4 pieces (you can use boneless pork chops, too!)
2 tsp minced garlic
1 small onion, diced
½ tsp ground cumin
½ tsp ground chili powder
Salt and pepper
Add ~ 2 cups water, until the pot is filled to about ¾ full.
Bring to a boil over high heat.  Lower heat to medium and cook, uncovered, for ~ 2 hours, until the meat is nice and tender and breaks apart easily with forks.  Most of the liquid should be gone by the time the meat is finished, leaving enough juice to keep the meat moist. 
Break apart the pork using two forks to create shredded pork.  Add and mix in:
½ - 1 tsp ground cumin
½ - 1 tsp ground chili powder
¼ - ½ tsp garlic powder
Salt and pepper, to taste

It’s ready to go! 
Make sure to prep some toppings while it finishes cooking!
Lettuce, homemade guacamole, homemade salsa, fresh chopped jalapenos, grated cheese

Lovely served on homemade corn flourtortillas, but you can serve this on hard tacos, in taco salad, make into tamales (if you’re really ambitious).  Enjoy!!!
Piled with toppings - so delicious!

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