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    Shredded Pork Tacos

    Shredded Pork Tacos. Photo by Sue Lau

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    Total Time:

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    Cook Time:

    3 hrs 25 mins

    25 mins

    3 hrs

    Sue Lau's Note:

    Makes really delicious tacos. You can make this into shredded beef too, just use a beef chuck roast in place of the pork blade roast. Vary your toppings as you like- add some fresh jalapenos and spice things up!

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    For the Meat

    For the Tacos


    1. 1
      Season and rub meat with salt, pepper, coriander, cumin, and oregano.
    2. 2
      Place roast in a large saucepan and add water about halfway up the meat.
    3. 3
      Add onions, peppers, and garlic to pan and bring to a boil.
    4. 4
      Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 2 1/2- 3 hours or until very tender.
    5. 5
      Carefully remove meat from liquid and place on a cutting board with adequate drainage.
    6. 6
      Allow to cool until you can handle it, then shred the meat with 2 forks.
    7. 7
      Set the meat aside and keep warm.
    8. 8
      Warm crispy taco shells for 5 minutes at 350F (if using) or warm flour tortillas briefly in a hot skillet until pliable.
    9. 9
      Build tacos on warmed shells or tortillas with some meat, lettuce, cheese, olives, sliced avocado, and a little salsa.
    10. 10
      Serve at once.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 02, 2010


      I made this because I was catering a party and my client requested shredded pork. This really was an unbelievable recipe. I used a pork cushion (what ever that is) because that is what the mexican butcher recommended. I let it cook for hours untill the meat was just falling apart. It had the perfect flavor I was looking for and i will definitely make this again. Actually I HAVE to make it again since my husband didnt get to eat any and he wasnt too happy about that. It also made a very flavorsome broth which I froze for later use in a stew of some sort. Thansk Sue. Another winner!!

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    • on August 02, 2011


      Pretty tasty and certainly easy. However, I think it could be made better by browning the pork in the oven after being shredded. It was still good, tho.

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    • on July 25, 2007


      would you believe I used ground turkey? Dinner was late and ground turkey was thawed so I threw it in the skillet with your seasonings (minus onions and jalapenos which we use as condiments) Everyone loved the flavor and my husband was stunned; "THAT WAS GROUND TURKEY??" Tonight I'll be using the pork. Thank you!

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    Nutritional Facts for Shredded Pork Tacos

    Serving Size: 1 (146 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 204.0
    Calories from Fat 115
    Total Fat 12.8 g
    Saturated Fat 3.3 g
    Cholesterol 6.2 mg
    Sodium 402.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 20.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 5.2 g
    Sugars 3.2 g
    Protein 4.5 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    blade roast

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