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With Cinco de Mayo coming up tomorrow (coupled with my obsession for all things Mexican), last night I made some slow cooker Pork Tacos. I topped the tacos with Queso Fresco (which I can best describe as Mexican Mozzarella), and my homemade Tomatillo Salsa. We also made some Guacamole to have with Tortilla Chips, and made a whole Mexican feast out of it (see all recipes below)!

The Pork was incredible. I usually slow cook Pork Butt or Pork Shoulder, but last night I decided to go with a Pork Loin, which is considerably less fatty than the latter 2 pork cuts. It was so flavorful, and completely melt in your mouth. 

 

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BBQ Pork Tacos with Queso Fresco

Slow Cooked Pork Loin, Shredded and topped with Queso Fresco and Salsa

Author Category: Mexican Prep Time:
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Serves 6-8
Ingredients
  • 2 3/4 lbs Pork Loin
  • 1 small dice Onion
  • 1 minced Chipotle Pepper in Adobo Sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Adobo Sauce
  • 2 minced Garlic Cloves
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Ginger Powder
  • 1/2 Cup Hoisin Sauce
  • 1/2 Pound Queso Fresco (crumbled)
  • 10 Flour Taco Tortillas
Directions
  • In a bowl make your marinade: mix together your onion, Chipotle Pepper, Adobo Sauce, Garlic, Ginger and Hoisin. Place your pork loin, fat side up in your slow cooker and pour your marinade over it.
  • Cover the slow cooker and let cook on 'low' for 6 hours. After 6 hours, remove the pork loin and shred the meat. Place the meat in the bowl, and pour about 1-1.5 cups of the liquid from the slow cooker over it. Toss together.
  • To make your tacos, lay down your tortilla, top with pork and crumbled Queso Fresco. Optional: top with homemade Tomatillo Salsa and Guacamole (recipes below).
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Tomatillo & Avocado Salsa

Tomatillos, Tomatoes, Avocado and bright flavors make up this delicious Salsa!

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Yields 2 cups
Ingredients
  • 1/2 Cups small dice Onion
  • 2 small dice Tomatillos
  • 1 small dice Tomato
  • 1 minced Jalapeno (Roasted, seeds and stems removed)
  • Fresh Lime Juice (from 1/2 a lime)
  • 3 T minced Cilantro
  • 1/2 small dice Avocado
  • 1 tsps Salt
Directions
  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl - let sit in fridge for 15 minutes before serving.
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Guacamole

Author Category: Snack Prep Time: Serving Size:
3 cups
Ingredients
  • 2 Avocados (Peel and Seed removed, mashed)
  • 1 1/4 Cups minced Onion
  • 1 tsps Garlic Powder
  • 5 tsps Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1 tsps Hot Sauce
  • 2 small dice Tomatoes
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Tortilla Chips (to serve with)
Directions
  • Mix all your ingredients together and taste - at this point, you can season as to your liking.
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