Rating: 4.08 stars
13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
  • 13 Ratings

Slow cook pork roast in a zesty sauce for a perfectly tender and juicy taco filling. Top with a bit of creamy jalapeno sauce, cabbage, and cheese, if you like.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Recipe Summary

prep:
40 mins
cook:
10 hrs to 12 hrs(low) or 5 to 6 hours (high) + 30 minutes (high)
Servings:
10
Max Servings:
12
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Pork Verde Tacos

Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Trim fat from meat. In a large skillet brown meat on all sides in hot oil. Place meat in a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker.

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  • In a food processor or blender combine celery, onion, the water, chile peppers, garlic, salt, chili powder, cumin, crushed red pepper, oregano, and black pepper. Cover and process or blend until almost smooth. Pour over meat in cooker. Add bay leaves.

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  • Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 10 to 12 hours or on high-heat setting for 5 to 6 hours. Remove meat from cooker; discard bay leaves and cooking liquid. Using two forks, pull meat apart into shreds. If using low-heat setting, turn to high-heat setting. Return shredded meat to cooker; stir in green salsa. Cover and cook for 30 minutes more.

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  • Serve with Jalapeño Sauce, corn tortillas, and, if desired, cabbage, cheese, and/or lime wedges.

Homemade Taco Shells:

In a large saucepan heat 1 inch of vegetable oil to 365°F. Fry corn tortillas in hot oil for 2 minutes or until crisp. Drain on paper towels.

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Because chile peppers contain volatile oils that can burn your skin and eyes, avoid direct contact with them as much as possible. When working with chile peppers, wear plastic or rubber gloves. If your bare hands do touch the peppers, wash your hands and nails well with soap and warm water.

Nutrition Facts (Pork Verde Tacos)

492 calories; total fat 30g; saturated fat 7g; polyunsaturated fat 12g; monounsaturated fat 9g; cholesterol 117mg; sodium 822mg; potassium 754mg; carbohydrates 17g; fiber 3g; sugar 2g; protein 37g; vitamin a 680IU; vitamin c 13mg; thiamin 1mg; riboflavin 1mg; niacin equivalents 8mg; vitamin b6 1mg; folate 16mcg; vitamin b12 2mcg; calcium 71mg; iron 3mg.

Jalapeño Sauce

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  • In a medium bowl stir together mayonnaise, cilantro, chile pepper, vinegar, the water, garlic, salt, and black pepper.

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Reviews

13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2