Danielle Williams Recipe

Pulled Pork Tacos with Pickled Red Onions and Cilantro Pesto

By Danielle Williams dwilliams1983


This recipe takes some time, but is well worth the time. It tastes great, and is an inexpensive way to please a game day crowd.


Recipe Rating:
 8 Ratings
Serves:
20
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Cooking Method:
Slow-Cooker/Crock Pot

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Sporty Snack Showdown Contest Runner-Up!
My goodness, this rub recipe is a real knock-out! Throw in the yummy cilantro pesto and delicately pickled red onions and you have got one truly special meal.

Ingredients

10 lb
bone in pork butt
find more delicious recipes at www.porkbeinspired.com
1/2 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
4 tsp
salt
4 tsp
black pepper
2 tsp
cayenne pepper
2 tsp
cinnamon
2 Tbsp
cumin
2 tsp
sazon adobo seasoning
2 tsp
paprika
1/4 Tbsp
olive oil
2 c
dark beer
2 c
chicken stock
1/2 c
red onion, sliced
3 1/4 c
fresh cilantro
2 c
apple cider vinegar
3 clove
garlic, chopped
1/2 c
pumpkin seeds, toasted
1/4 c
water
2 Tbsp
sour cream
1 Tbsp
lime juice
20
tortillas, corn
Kitchen Crew

Janet got "Chocolate Covered Cherry Mice"

You observe situations before diving in, choosing words and actions wisely. You're the loyal friend and...

TAKE THE QUIZ and find out what Halloween treat you are!

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Puncture a few slits in the fat of the pork. Mix together first 8 ingredients and rub all over the pork. Cover and refrigerate for at least two hours, but best over night.
2
Heat a large skillet to medium high. Add olive oil. Brown pork on all sides. Place in crock pot and add one beer and two cups chicken stock. Cook on high for 6 hours or until falling apart.
3
Thinly slice 1/2 of a large red onion. Place in large mason jar with apple cider vinegar, 1 tsp. salt, 1 tsp. black pepper, and cilantro. Let sit for at least three hours or over night.
4
In a food processor pulse together the pumpkin seeds, cilantro, and garlic. Add salt, pepper, olive oil, water, sour cream, and lime juice. If mixture is too think add a little more water, it should be the consistency of pesto.
5
Heat oven to 350 degrees.
6
Once pork is done cooking begin shredding the meat with two forks. Place in a bowl and add a few cups of the pork juices to the meat so that it is very moist.
7
Wrap tortillas in tin foil and heat in a 350 degree oven for 10 minutes.
8
To assemble taco place generous amount of pork in the tortilla, add a few dollops of cilantro pesto, and top with pickled red onions.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pork, Tacos & Burritos
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tag: Quick & Easy