Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Tangy Shredded Pork Tacos

So I realize its been MONTHS since I've attempted to post on this blog. I'm 35 weeks pregnant, and although I'm still cooking; I just haven't thought about posting! I found this recipe on the food network, and made it last night. Everyone liked it except my oldest; which is odd because he eats everything!

Tangy Shredded Pork Tacos

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1 teaspoon ground cumin

2 teaspoons salt

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1 (3 1/2-pound) boneless pork; cut into chunks

1 medium onion; minced

4 cloves garlic, minced

1 cup chicken stock

1 small can tomato paste

1 tablespoons honey

1 orange, peeled and blended

1 lime, peeled and blended

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Mix the oregano, cumin, salt and pepper together in a small bowl and season the cubed pork chunks with the spice mixture. Put into a large Dutch oven. Add the onion, garlic, chicken stock, tomato paste, honey, orange and lime; stir together.

Put the pot on medium heat and bring the mixture to a simmer. Transfer to the oven and cook, covered, until the pork is tender and easily shreds, about 1 hour and 45 minutes. If you don’t have a dutch oven, transfer to another dish, safe for the oven.

Remove the meat from the Dutch oven to a cutting board. Set the Dutch oven over medium heat and reduce the liquid until it becomes slightly syrupy, about 10 minutes. Meanwhile, shred the meat and place in a bowl. Drizzle the reduced cooking liquid into the pork and toss.

Serve with tortillas

For the first time in a long time, this post is linked to Tempt my Tummy Tuesday and Tasty Tuesday

Visit my other blog later, for week 35 pictures and doctor updates!


  1. Ohhhh this one looks good I bet all the boys here would love it! I love pork it's so easy and cheap the two rules in my house ... lol ;)

    I remember the end of my last pg, cooking was the last thing on my mind :)

  2. This sounds so easy and looks delicious! I love shredded pork - so I will have to try these! Thanks!

  3. This sounds really yummy. I'm impressed you even posted being 35 weeks pregnant! You go girl!