Pulled Pork Tacos with Pickled Red Onions and Cilantro Pesto

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


10 lb bone in pork butt
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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

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Danielle Williams Recipe
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Newport, RI (pop. 24,672)
Member Since Jan 2011
Danielle's notes for this recipe:
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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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.


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.
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.
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.
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.
Heat oven to 350 degrees.
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.
Wrap tortillas in tin foil and heat in a 350 degree oven for 10 minutes.
To assemble taco place generous amount of pork in the tortilla, add a few dollops of cilantro pesto, and top with pickled red onions.

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user Kitchen Crew JustaPinch - Jan 19, 2011
I shared a photo of this recipe. View photo
user Wendy Rusch snooksk9 - Jan 22, 2011
I want these for dinner tomorrow...holy yumminess!!!
Congrats on the ribbon Danielle!!! fun fun
user gale vineyard galebarkley - Jan 28, 2011
YUM YUM - I have to try these! Thanks for posting.
user Tammy Michalec Lakelady179 - Feb 2, 2011
This recipe was on Diners Drive Inn's and Dive. I recorded it and am watching it as we speak.
user Goldie Barnhart LUVBKG - Feb 2, 2011
Danielle congratulations on your runner up and Blue Ribbon. Glad you got one on yours. We are going to try your recipes and Gail's recipes this weekend. Lots of fun getting the Blue Ribbons.

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