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Family Favorite Pulled Pork Tacos

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Serves Serves 6 (2 tacos each) | Prep Time 10 minutes | Cook Time 6 hours

Why I Love This Recipe

Our family loves spicy food. We love food that gathers us around the table, and we catch up with each other while we eat. We would have "build your own tacos" at least twice a month, with large bowls of spicy ground beef, shredded cheese, diced tomato, lettuce, sour cream and salsa in the center of the table. Tacos always remind me of home. I love this recipe because cooking the pork is really "hands off," and can even cook in the crockpot while everyone is at work or school. They can be customized according to each family member's taste.

Ingredients You'll Need

For the pulled pork
Zest of two limes
1 cup lime juice
½ cup honey
1 tbsp kosher salt
2 garlic cloves, grated
2 chipotle chilis in adobo, chopped (seeded if preferred for less heat)
1 tbsp adobo sauce
1 (2.5-lb) pork shoulder, trimmed of excess fat
For the tacos
12 flour tortillas
4 ounces shredded manchego cheese
¼ cup cilantro, roughly chopped
Other taco toppings as desired (guacamole, sour cream, salsa, etc.)


Place the lime zest, lime juice, honey, kosher salt, grated garlic, chipotle chilis and adobo sauce in a crockpot, whisk well.

Place the trimmed pork shoulder in the crockpot. Cook on high for 6 hours, turning once halfway through.

Once the pork shoulder is fulling cooked, shred the meat with two forks.

Assemble the tacos by placing 2 ounces of shredded meat, a tablespoonful of manchego cheese, a sprinkle of cilantro and whatever other taco toppings you like on each flour tortilla.

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