Slow-Cooker Pork Tacos

 

 

Slow-Cooker Pork Tacos

slow-cooker pork

Total Time:

5 hr 36 min

Prep

25 min

Cook

5 hr 11 min

Yield:

about 8 servings

Level:

Easy

Ingredients

  • 3 whole ancho chiles
  • 3 whole pasilla chiles
  • 4 cloves garlic, unpeeled
  • 2 to 3 chipotles in adobo sauce
  • 1/2 medium white onion, roughly chopped
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano, preferably Mexican
  • 3 3/4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 4 pounds boneless pork shoulder (untrimmed), cut into chunks
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • Corn tortillas, warmed, for serving
  • Assorted taco toppings, for garnish

Directions

Put the ancho and pasilla chiles and the garlic in a bowl; add 2 to 3 tablespoons water. Microwave on high until soft and pliable, 2 to 3 minutes. Stem and seed the chiles; peel the garlic. Transfer the chiles and garlic to a blender.

Add the chipotles, onion, 2 tablespoons olive oil, honey, vinegar, 1 tablespoon salt and the oregano to the blender; puree until smooth. Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over high heat; add the chile sauce and fry, stirring, until thick and fragrant, about 8 minutes. Pour in the broth and reduce until slightly thickened.

Season the pork all over with salt and pepper and transfer to a large slow cooker. Add the bay leaves and cinnamon stick, then pour in the sauce. Cover and cook on high until the meat is tender, about 5 hours. (Or cook the meat in a large Dutch oven, covered, for 1 hour 45 minutes at 350 degrees; uncover and cook 30 more

minutes.)

Discard the bay leaves and cinnamon stick. Shred the pork with 2 forks; season with salt and pepper. Serve the shredded pork in the tortillas, along with toppings.

Per serving (does not include tortillas or garnishes): Calories: 399; Total Fat: 15 grams; Saturated Fat: 4 grams; Protein: 51 grams; Total carbohydrates: 14 grams; Sugar: 5 grams; Fiber: 3 grams; Cholesterol: 147 milligrams; Sodium: 212 milligrams

Oven – Baked Salmon

 

Total Time:

20 min

Prep

5 min

Cook

15 min

Yield:

4 servings

Level:

Easy

Ingredients

  • 12 ounce salmon fillet, cut into 4 pieces
  • Coarse-grained salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Toasted Almond Parsley Salsa, for serving
  • Baked squash, for serving, optional
  • Directions
  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
  • Season salmon with salt and pepper. Place salmon, skin side down, on a non-stick baking sheet or in a non-stick pan with an oven-proof handle. Bake until salmon is cooked through, about 12 to 15 minutes. Serve with the Toasted Almond Parsley Salsa and squash, if desired.
  • SERVES: 4
  • Calories: 177
  • Total Fat: 11 grams
  • Saturated Fat: 2.5 grams
  • Protein: 17 grams
  • Total carbohydrates: 0 grams
  • Sugar: 0 grams
  • Fiber: 0 grams
  • Cholesterol: 47 milligrams
  • Sodium: 170 milligrams
  • Toasted Almond Parsley Salad:
  • 1 shallot
  • 1 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • Coarse grain salt
  • 2 tablespoons capers, rinsed
  • 1 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/2 cup toasted almonds
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • Mince the shallot and add to a small bowl. Pour the vinegar over the shallots and