Slow Cooked Pork Taco with Roasted Salsa Verde

Slow Cooked Pork Taco

  • 2 pounds pork shoulder/butt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Ancho chili powder
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 2-3 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 cup packed cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 20 soft corn tortillas
  • Salsa verde (recipe below)
  • Lime wedges and hot sauce to serve (optional)
  • Rinse pork and pat dry with paper towel. Combine olive oil, chili powder, garlic, cumin, lime juice, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Mix to blend. Rub the spice mix all over the pork until completely covered.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add pork and brown on one side, about 5 minutes. Flip the pork over, and brown the other side. Remove pork from the skillet and transfer to a slow cooker. Cook pork in low setting for 6-8 hours. When the pork is done and tender, shred the meat using 2 forks.
  • To serve, place corn tortilla in a hot pan over medium heat, flip over to heat the other side. Place  a teaspoon of chopped onion, chopped cilantro, and a heaping spoonful of shredded pork in the center of tortilla. Top with salsa verde. Serve with lime wedge and hot sauce, if desired.

Roasted Salsa Verde


  • 1 pound tomatillos (about 5 large), husks removed and washed
  • 3 cloves of garlic, peeled
  • 2 Jalapeños, stems removed
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1/2 cup pack cilantro leaves
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • Salt to taste
  • Move the oven rack to the top position, turn on the oven to broil. Place tomatillos, jalapeños, garlic and onion in a oven-safe dish. Broil in the oven for about 10-15 minutes, or until the vegetables are soft and nicely charred. Move and rotate the vegetables if necessary, to ensure that they're cooked evenly. Remove from the oven and let sit to cool down.
  • Transfer tomatillos, garlic, onion, and peppers to a food processor. Add chicken stock, lime juice, and cilantro into the mix. Pulse 4-5 time until salsa turn smooth. Season with salt.