Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Homemade Street Tacos

Sure you could stand in line for 30 minutes
for some tasty street tacos... 
You could let your slow-cooker do all the work 
and serve up a plate of 
shredded pork tacos
and fresh salsa right at home. 

Here's what you'll need

One Boneless Pork Roast (Butt)

For the Rub 

Ancho Chili Powder
Ground Cloves
Red Pepper Flakes
Onion Powder
Garlic Powder
Salt & Pepper 

Mix spices in a bowl
Rub all over the roast
Slow-cook for 8 hours
Then put all the shredded meat 
back in slow-cooker to 
soak in all those tasty juices.

For the Salsa

Chopped cilantro
Ancho Chili Powder
Salt & Pepper

Puree half of the rotel 
and  the onion
in the food processor
Mix with all the other ingredients
(I only puree half of the rotel because
I like chunky salsa.
So if you prefer smooth salsa, 
puree it all.)
*Season to taste*
I strongly encourage you 
to try alternative citrus juices,
Orange Juice 
is one of my family's favorites.
Also add any fresh ingredients you like
Pineapple is a huge hit in our house too.
You really can't go wrong with salsa so be courageous!
Let it chill in the fridge until serving.

Don't Forget

Corn Tortillas
Shredded Cheese
Lettuce, Tomatoes, Onion
Sour Cream

Build your tacos just like they do at the food truck.
Heat corn tortillas on a griddle or comal.
Add shredded pork,
Top with shredded cheese, 
lettuce, tomatoes, onion, 
sour cream and salsa.