Friday, December 04, 2009

comfort food

I was talking with my sister-in-law yesterday about different slow cooker recipes for chicken and pork, and I mentioned this one that I have made a few times. It is written for pork, but I've always made it with chicken. It turns out so yummy and (because the meat gets pulled) it's perfect for meat that you've over-cooked that has gotten tough or "gummy".
It also makes the house smell great!!!!
Pulled Pork (or Chicken) Tacos
adapted from Real Simple
2 cups salsa, plus more for serving
2 Tbls chili powder
2 Tbls dried oregano (Italian season works too)
2 Tbls unsweetened cocoa powder
2 1/2 lbs boneless pork butt or shoulder (or chicken)

In a 4- to 6 quart slow cooker combine the salsa, chili powder, oregano, cocoa and 1 teaspoon salt. Add the pork and turn to coat.

Cook, covered, until the meat is tender and pulls apart easily, on high for 4 to 5 hours or on low for 7 to 8 hours.

Using two forks, shred the pork and stir it into the cooking liquid. Serve with tortillas, cilantro, sour cream, lime and extra salsa.

1 comment:

Leah said...

Mmm, thanks for posting this. I'm looking forward to trying it out :)

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