There is nothing better then coming home after a long day and having dinner ready in the slow cooker. Okay scratch that. There is nothing better then coming home to the meal already on the table, with the whole house picked up, dishes done, and Harper quietly playing with out a mess. But if I cant have that dream, I can at least get excited for an almost done and ready for the table dinner in the slow cooker. These slow cooker pulled pork tacos are so good and easy and all you will have to do when you get home is put the tacos together!
One of my closest friends from our time in Missouri use to make these for me when I was pregnant and I couldn’t get enough of them! She is the most amazing cook and I couldn’t wait to recreate the same recipe at home. The only problem, she wont give me the recipe! Its a family secret recipe haha and she wont budge! So I decided to play around with the ingredients and come up with my own version. I think I nailed it, but all the credit for the idea goes to my friend. 😉
Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Tacos
Boneless pork loin
3 garlic cloves (minced)
1 tbsp garlic powder
1 tbsp onion powder
1 tsp cumin
1 cinnamon stick
salt and peper to taste
Trim off most of the fat from your pork and season with the garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, salt and pepper. Make sure all sides are covered. Heat a pan to medium heat and spray with oil. Sear your pork loin on all sides. This gives it an extra depth of flavor I feel but you can skip this step if you want to just through this together super fast. Once browned on all sides, place in your slow cooker. Poor 2 cups of chicken stock over your pork and then add the minced garlic and whole cinnamon stick. Cover the pork and cook on high for 3-4 hours or low for 8 hours depending on the size of pork. When done shred with 2 forks. You can pile this pork onto tacos, rice, or salads. Its so good and makes the best leftovers!
I love this recipe and its so versatile as well! You can make it into tacos, enchiladas, salads, and quesadillas. Or you could leave out the cinnamon stick and cumin when you cook it, and when its done add barbecue sauce and make pulled pork barbecue sandwiches or do whatever else you can dream up!
I love recipes like this with so many possibilities! What are some of your favorite versatile recipes?