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Baja Pork Tacos

This delicious pork tacos recipe is my copycat version of the most excellent Mexican food we ever had, when we were visiting Flagstaff, Arizona. The original recipe used beef instead of pork, but this comes mighty close to the same taste. —Ariella Winn, Mesquite, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 8 hours
  • Makes
    12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 boneless pork sirloin roast (3 pounds)
  • 5 cans (4 ounces each) chopped green chiles
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium taco seasoning
  • 3 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 24 corn tortillas (6 inches), warmed
  • 3 cups shredded lettuce
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Directions

  • Cut roast in half; place in a 3- or 4-qt. slow cooker. Mix chiles, taco seasoning and cumin; spoon over pork. Cook, covered, on low 8-10 hours or until meat is tender.
  • Remove pork; cool slightly. Skim fat from cooking juices. Shred meat with 2 forks. Return to slow cooker; heat through. Serve in tortillas with lettuce and cheese.
    Freeze option: Place cooled pork mixture in freezer containers; freeze up to 3 months. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a covered saucepan, stirring gently and adding a little broth if necessary.
Health tip: Using reduced-sodium taco seasoning saves about 80 milligrams of sodium in each serving.
Nutrition Facts
2 tacos: 320 calories, 11g fat (4g saturated fat), 77mg cholesterol, 434mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 4g fiber), 30g protein. Diabetic exchanges: 3 medium-fat meat, 2 starch.

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  • beckynov7
    Mar 23, 2020

    Think I'll try this in a pressure cooker since I don't have a slow cooker!

  • Valerie
    Feb 21, 2020

    These were a crazy hit and super easy! I used a pork roast with the recommended Cummins, chilies, etc but I also sprinkled a mexican Chile seasoning with lime I picked up at Kroger over where the minced garlic is located. Then I bought 1 of those chopped salad kits, the southwest 1, topped with the mozzarella cheese, pure heaven. I made both corn and flour tortillas and definitely recommend the corn as the recipe calls for.

  • waleskaj
    Jul 17, 2019

    This is really good. I used homemade taco seasoning mix. We liked our tacos with a little sour cream, mex cheese blend and the shredded lettuce. I will make this again, a lot.

  • pajamaangel
    May 18, 2019

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  • justmbeth
    May 21, 2018

    I loved the simplicity of assembling this recipe. Flavor was good, not needing many toppings to enhance the flavor. I simply topped with lettuce and a few drops of chipotle hot sauce.

  • dewflop
    Jun 5, 2016

    Very easy. It tastes a lot like another taco recipe I use.

  • gingerichcook76
    Jan 12, 2016

    So easy and delicious! My husband commented that it was better than a restaurant (and we have some good local Mexican restaurants!)

  • robnat420
    Apr 19, 2015

    These tacos are delicious and really do taste like they are from an authentic Mexican restaurant. I have 4 boys ages 9,7,4, and 2 and they all had clean plates. I definitely will make againf

  • ConnieK
    May 4, 2014

    This was excellent!. Put in the crockpot later at night and was done in the morning. This is so simple to make and the taste is incredible. Will be making this often in the future. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe!

  • suelovesfood
    Feb 12, 2013

    Wonderful! Made for a party and everyone loved them! Put out chopped jalepenos , chopped onions and salsa for those that wanted but great just as recipe is. Will make again many times!