Oxmoor House
Hands-On Time
21 Mins
Total Time
12 Hours 22 Mins
Serves 9 (serving size: 2 tacos)

This is an easy make-ahead option and ideal for a crowd. Even kids will rave about this meal!

How to Make It

Step 1

To prepare pulled pork, combine first 9 ingredients in a large heavy-duty zip-top plastic bag. Add pork to bag. Seal bag, turning to coat. Marinate in refrigerator overnight, turning occasionally.

Step 2

Preheat oven to 325°.

Step 3

Remove pork from marinade, reserving marinade. Place pork in a large Dutch oven; pour marinade over pork. Cover and bake at 325° for 4 hours or until pork is fork-tender.

Step 4

To prepare pickled onions, while pork cooks, place red onion and next 4 ingredients (through jalapeño pepper) in a medium bowl, tossing to coat. Cover and marinate in refrigerator at least 2 hours.

Step 5

Remove pork from pan, and place on a cutting board. Reserve 1/2 cup cooking liquid; discard remaining cooking liquid. Remove pork from bones; place in a large bowl. Shred pork with 2 forks. Stir in reserved cooking liquid.

Step 6

Place 1/4 cup pork mixture on each tortilla. Top with about 1 tablespoon Guacamole and about 3 tablespoons pickled onions.

Step 7

Tip: This pork is best when made ahead and refrigerated for a few days to blend the flavors. Then you can scrape off any excess fat before reheating it on the cooktop over low heat.

Chef's Notes

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Cooking Light Real Family Food

Ratings & Reviews

78jessica's Review

September 21, 2013
I left out the achiote seed and replaced the lime juice with lemon. Also did not have time to make the pickled onions, however, the whole family loved the pork tacos and the enchiladas I made with the leftovers.

sandycheek's Review

September 15, 2013

mary327's Review

September 29, 2012

user's Review

September 29, 2012