We are continuing our 2015 Christmas giveaway with a delicious Pork Barbacoa cooked in the crock pot. This recipe reminds me of Cafe Rio. If you’ve never been to a Cafe Rio, I am sad for you, because it is so delicious. We’ve made a slaw to top these tasty tacos. (Like my alliteration?) The Tapatillo in the slaw gives it a nice heat, which balances well with the sweetness of the pork. The corn tortillas bring it all together. Hint: Don’t skip on the Mexican sour cream. It has a tang that regular sour cream just cannot beat. Give it a try, and don’t forget to enter the contest below!
Makes 12 Tacos Pork 3 lb Pork roast 28 oz can red enchilada sauce small can green chilies 3/4 cup brown sugar 1 tablespoon chili powder 1 teaspoon cumin 1 teaspoon garlic salt Slaw 1 package coleslaw mix (no dressing) 1/4 cup chopped Cilantro 1 cup Mexican Sour Cream (regular sour cream will work) 1 teaspoon Tapatillo 1/2 teaspoon Cumin 1/2 teaspoon chipotle chili powder Juice of one lime Salt to taste Pepper to taste 24 Corn tortillas 1. Add all ingredients for the pork barbacoa to the crock pot. 2. Cook for 6 to 8 hours on low. (Will be done at 6, but you won’t over cook it at 8) Shred the meat with a pair of tongs right in the crock pot about 2 hours before serving. 3. Combine all slaw ingredients and then toss to combine. 4. Line a baking sheet with foil and place the tortillas on it. Warm the tortillas in the oven at 350 degrees for 5 – 10 minutes. Use two tortillas for each taco. 5. Place 3 tortillas (doubled up) on a plate. 6. Add about 1/4 – 1/3 cup pork to each tortilla. 7. Add about 1/4 – 1/3 cup slaw to each tortilla. 8. Garnish with cilantro and pickled jalapenos if you wish. 9. Enjoy!
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Crystal is the founder of Simply Playful Fare. She has been in the kitchen for as long as she can remember. She has a degree in English with an emphasis in creative writing.