Sep 19, 2011

{The Best Darn Tacos...Seriously}

Are you ready for this? 

No, I'm serious...these are the best darn tacos you will ever have, and they are SUPER EASY.  I'm NOT kidding.  They are so simple, yet so flavorful.  These are definitely a crowd pleaser, as everyone seems to love them.  This is a "stolen" recipe from my mother-in-law so I can't take credit for them, but we have modified it a bit to fit our tastes.  As we all start this busy week...I thought an easy crock pot meal might just be what we needed!

  • 3-4 lbs. of boneless pork tenderloin (trim the fat...we like it lean around here.) or use 3-4 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 1 1/2 Jars of Salsa (we use hot, but you can choose your spiciness)
  • 1 packet of taco seasoning
  • 1 can of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce (this was added by us)
Trim the fat off the meat and cut up the pork tenderloin into about 4 sections for even cooking (if using chicken, just place the chicken breasts in the crock pot).  Place the meat in a crock pot.  Pour the taco seasoning, chipotle peppers, and salsa over the pork (in that order).  Turn your crock pot on high and let it cook for about 6-8 hours.  Use a fork to shred the meat once it's tender.

Serve over tortillas.  We like the whole wheat kind. 

Garnish any way you like...more salsa, lettuce, chopped tomato, shredded cheese, sour cream...and our favorite; black beans!

This recipe makes a TON!  Actually, I'm not even sure how many servings of pulled tacos this makes, but it freezes well, so no wasting!

Oh...and for all you "lower carb" people (which I need to be), this is awesome on just lettuce as a taco salad, too!

Hope you all enjoy and have a great week!


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  2. This looks so good. I can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing!!!

  3. look delicious and planning on making them tomorrow night! high for 6-8 sounds like they might be dry? no? do you think I could cook on low if I need to start them earlier and cool longer?

  4. @Amy C How did they turn out? I've never cooked them differently, so not sure about a lower temp. There usually is enough liquid that we do not find them dry at all.


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