I love pulled pork!! I love tacos!!! Do you see where I am going here?
Trying to eat healthier doesn’t mean you have to eat boring! Portion control, good balance and listening to what your body tells you are key to healthy eating. My body (and my mental health) doesn’t like wheat. Some peoples bodies don’t like meat, or dairy. Eating healthy will mean something different to everyone!
So just because my body doesn’t like wheat, that isn’t going to stop me from eating tacos! Or stuffing tacos with pulled pork!
Making homemade corn tortillas is pretty simple and cost efficient. I wrote an article that may help you make the perfect tortillas for your pulled pork tacos. Read the article Tricks to Making Homemade Corn Tortillas
Now that you have your warm, homemade tortillas, we can stuff them with delicious and savoury pulled pork! I like to buy pork shoulders when they go on sale and make pulled pork using this recipe – Savoury Pulled Pork in the Slow Cooker. It freezes really well, so I usually portion it into freezer bags for a quick dinner. You can even drop the frozen pulled pork right back into the slow cooker to reheat.
Now all you have to do it put the pulled pork on the corn tortillas, top with tomato, lettuce, avocado, cheese or whatever you crave!
I topped mine with lettuce, tomato and low fat blue cheese!!
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I love to cook, but sometimes it is hard to find the time. Staying on track for me means I always know what the next meal is, and prep for it in advance. If not, I get totally flustered and decide to go out for dinner! Never a wise choice!
Although many people associate slow cookers with winter soups and stews (which I adore on a cold snowy day), they are also perfect for hot, busy summer days when you don’t want to turn on the oven and you dont have time to light up the BBQ.
Last week pork shoulder was sale and I immediately thought about pulled pork! Although I won’t eat it on a bun anymore, it is totally amazing on homemade corn tortillas, on salad or alone with some mashed potatoes!!
There are many great recipes out there, and I usually make my own BBQ sauce for pulled pork, but this time I felt like something a little more savoury. I was really happy with this rub. It made flavourful and melt in your mouth pulled pork that only gets better with more time in the slow cooker!
- 3 lb pork shoulder
- 2 tbsp paprika
- 2 tbsp garlic powder
- 2 tbsp onion power
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1/2 cups apple cider vinegar + 1/2 water for bottom of the crock pot
Easiest recipe ever! Put vinegar and water at the bottom of slow cooker. Roll the entire pork shoulder (or any other cut of pork) in the dry rub until it is completely covered. Carefully place in slow cooker and set on low for 10-12 hours.
After it’s cooked, it will shred beautifully! I cooked mine on high for another 30 minutes after shredded to soak some of the delicious juices into the pork!
We made pulled pork tacos for dinner, pulled pork baked potatoes for lunch and froze the rest! Talk about getting your money’s worth 😁