Well the Super Bowl is over, and I must say that this was a great one. The Ravens won, which is cool, but what’s more cool is that everyone ate all of my food, so really in a sense I won. While my chicken wings were a big hit, the real stars of the show turned out out to be these tacos that I’m about to share with all of you. Okay, the real stars of the show were Beyonce and her ladies in waiting (the other members of Destiny’s Child), but we won’t have time to get to that today.
This is an expansion upon one of my old recipes for Royito’s Crock Pot Pulled Pork. Basically, this is about taking something that is already amazing, and add some touches to make it amazing-er. I’m telling you, these are the perfect tacos. You have the savory spicy pork, the tangy slaw, the sweet and smokey BBQ sauce…it just doesn’t get better. Plus it’s really simple as long as you remember to start the pork at least 8 hours in advance! So here we go…
Now take the pulled pork and brown it over high heat in a skillet coated with olive oil. Ladle in the juices from the crock pot and allow the meat to absorb it. You want the pork to form a brown crust on the bottom, this will take about ten minutes.
Turn off the heat and make the BBQ sauce in a separate sauce pan.
Boom! You have BBQ sauce.
Royito’s BBQ Carnitas Tacos
Royito’s Juicy Crock Pot Pulled Pork
Corn or flour tortillas
1/2 head iceberg lettuce, thinly sliced
1/2 head red cabbage, thinly sliced
2 poblano peppers, thinly sliced
2 carrots, peeled and grated
1/2 cup sour cream
2 tbsp mayo
2 tbsp dijon mustard
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
For BBQ Sauce:
4 tbsp butter
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup ketchup
1/2 cup molasses
2 tbsp worcestershire
1 cup Royito’s Hot Sauce
First, make the slaw. In a large bowl, put in lettuce, cabbage, peppers, and carrots; toss to combine. In a smaller bowl, mix sour cream, mayo, mustard, and vinegar; stir. Pour the dressing over the slaw and toss until everything is evenly coated. Let chill in the refrigerator for at least one hour.
Coat a skillet in oil over medium-high heat and toss in the pork. Ladle in the juices from the crock pot and allow them to absorb into the pork. Let the meat brown for about ten minutes until it forms a crust at on the bottom; turn off heat.
Start the BBQ sauce by melting butter and tossing in garlic, allowing these to cook together for about one minute. Then pour in ketchup, worcestershire, molasses, and Royito’s. Bring to a boil and then turn off the heat.
Assemble the tacos on the tortillas with pork on the bottom, followed by slaw, then finish it off with the sauce.