Slow-roasted Pork with Taco Fixings

Slow-roasted Pork with Taco Fixings

This delicious Southwest-flavored pork has so many different uses--consider putting leftovers in chili, enchiladas, tostadas, or sandwiches. Sliced avocado, a spoonful of our Garden Tomato Salsa (or your favorite store-bought version), and 1/3 cup pork between two tortillas also makes for a fantastic quesadilla. Prep: 10 minutes; Cook: 5 hours 30 minutes; Stand: 10 minutes.

  • Yield: Makes 10 to 12 servings


  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground paprika
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 none (6-pound) or 2 (3-pound) pieces Boston butt or pork shoulder
  • 1 cup apple cider or unfiltered apple juice
  • 20 none to 24 corn tortillas, grilled
  • none Toppings: lime slices, grated cheese, fresh cilantro, sliced avocado, sour cream, Garden Tomato Salsa


1. Preheat oven to 325°. Combine first 4 ingredients in a small bowl; rub spice mixture all over pork. Place pork, fatty side up, in a large Dutch oven. Pour cider and 1/2 cup water around pork. Cover with a lid or aluminum foil, and roast at 325° for 5 hours or until fork-tender. Uncover and cook another 30 to 40 minutes or until skin is crispy and pork breaks apart easily with a fork.

2. Remove from oven, and let stand 10 to 15 minutes before shredding into chunks with 2 forks. Skim fat from cooking liquid, and add liquid to pork before serving. Serve warm with grilled tortillas and desired toppings.


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