Before we talk about dinner, I need to say a few things. First, thank you for all the amazingly supportive comments, texts, emails, and messages you sent me after Monday’s post. I so appreciate your compliments. This is me…smiling and saying, “Thank you!”
Second, thank you for all the kitchen questions you sent my way. In fact, they were so helpful, I have decided to rework my original plan and postpone it a tiny bit so I can better answer what you want to know. I can promise you this, though. If you asked a question, I will answer it. Don’t give up on me…the answers are coming!
Now, on to dinner!
No two ways about it. Pork Tacos are not only delicious, but they are incredibly hard to mess up.
I speak from experience. Just last week I served Pork Tacos to my family for dinner. The only problem was I bought the wrong cut of meat, and I didn’t have the right spice rub. I pressed on, despite two strikes against me. You know what happened? Dinner was a home run. The meat was both flavorful and tender, thanks to what I like to call “Pork Math.”
Seasoned Pork + Low Heat + Long Cooking Time = Success Every Time
First, make sure your roasting pan is covered with foil to make clean up easy. And if you have a rack to place in the bottom of the pan, this is a good time to use it. If not, it’s fine. (I was cooking for a very large crowd when I took these pictures, so you are looking at two roasts.)
Next, you rub a whole mess of spice rub on the meat and drizzle it with a little olive oil.
Then, you pop it in the oven and cook it in a low oven for a long time. Theoretically, I really think you could use your crock pot here and have good results. I’ve just never tried it.
Many hours later, when the meat comes out of the oven, it is fork-tender and mouth-watering.
Look at that delicious crust. Mmmmmmm.
I like to fix mine in a corn tortilla with fresh pico de gallo, sour cream, feta cheese, lots of fresh cilantro, and a nice squeeze of lime. I also like mine with a nice healthy dollop of guacamole. Of course, I like a nice healthy dollop of guacamole with my cereal in the morning, but it pairs especially nicely with the Pork Tacos.
One of the best things about Pork Tacos is all the left over meat! Pork Sandwiches, Pork Quesadillas, Pork Nachos…there are lots of options for future dinners. You can also freeze the leftover meat and save it for another day, which is always nice to have in the middle of a busy week. And lately, doesn’t every week seem busy?
Hope you have a lovely Wednesday, busy or not.
Click below for the recipe.