Pulled Pork Tacos with Pickled Red Onions and Cilantro Pesto

Danielle Williams

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@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.

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Serves:

20

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

6 Hr

Method:

Slow Cooker Crock Pot

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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
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
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

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 1 beer and 2 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 and black pepper. Let sit for at least three hours or overnight.
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 thick, 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
Recipe For: The Best Pulled Pork