Congrats to Felicia for winning the Taco Rack Giveaway! You should check out her awesome food blog, Dish by Dish! Enjoy those Taco Racks, Felicia! In honor of the closing of this giveaway, I’ll actually be sharing another taco recipe with you today, which just so happens to show off my awesome taco servers :-). (But don’t worry, you don’t have to have a taco rack to enjoy these puppies!)
This is one recipe that meets ALL of my top criteria for a great meal: 1) Easy – check! 2) Healthy – check! 3) Delicious – check! 4) Quick…uhhh ok so maybe not all. But hey, the actual prep time you spend on this meal is only about 5 minutes, so in that way, I guess it is quick. The crock-pot does the rest of the work for the remaining 8 hours!
Sometimes, I have a problem with meat drying out when I cook it in a crock-pot. However, with this particular recipe, I didn’t experience that at all! The meat was moist and delicious. I wish I’d taken a picture of the shredded meat by itself. After all, who doesn’t like a picture of mounds of meat? (Vegetarians, don’t answer that.)
I was very pleased with how well this turned out. Once your meat is done in the slow cooker, all that’s left is to toss it in a tortilla and top it with whatever you like! Plus, it makes me feel good knowing that such a delicious meal is actually still pretty healthy, overall! The original blog where I found this recipe is authored by a girl who lost over 135 pounds. These pork tacos don’t make you feel like you’re missing out on those calories at all though, because it’s so good!
Slow Cooker Mexican Pulled Pork Tacos
Source: Can You Stay for Dinner
1 lb pork tenderloin
1 15 oz can tomato sauce, or one 12 oz jar salsa (the salsa gives more Mexican flavor. You can use hot salsa for more kick if you want.)
1 Tbsp chili powder
1 tsp ground cumin
1 Tbsp brown sugar
1/2 tsp salt
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
Place pork in the base of your slow cooker. In a small bowl, stir together all remaining ingredients. Pour evenly over pork.
Cook on low for 6-8 hours.
When done, shred the pork using two forks, pulling against the grain of the meat.
Serve in warmed tortillas with optional toppings: shredded lettuce, sliced bell peppers, chopped tomatoes, black olives, grated cheddar cheese, and sour cream.
*Nutrition info for 1 serving of pork (not including toppings): Calories: 213, Fat: 7, Cholesterol: 67mg, Carb: 11g, Fiber: 3g, Sugars: 8g, Protein: 26g