Slow-cooker pork tacos

This recipe is great for busy moms!
I found this recipe on The Food Network .What I love about it is that you can still offer your family a home cooked meal and avoid the fast food restaurants, by simply using a slow-cooker!
You simply start in the morning before you head to work/school, and when you come home…wha-la! dinner is ready 🙂

Photo by Tina Rupp

3 whole ancho chiles
3 whole pasilla chiles
4 cloves garlic, unpeeled
2 to 3 chipotles in adobo sauce
1/2 medium white onion, roughly chopped
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
Kosher salt
2 teaspoons dried oregano, preferably Mexican
3 3/4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
4 pounds boneless pork shoulder (untrimmed), cut into chunks
Freshly ground pepper
2 bay leaves
1 cinnamon stick
Corn tortillas, warmed, for serving
Assorted taco toppings, for garnish

*( I omitted the cinnamon stick)

Put the ancho and pasilla chiles and the garlic in a bowl; add 2 to 3 tablespoons water. Microwave on high until soft and pliable, 2 to 3 minutes. Stem and seed the chiles; peel the garlic. Transfer the chiles and garlic to a blender.

Add the chipotles, onion, 2 tablespoons olive oil, honey, vinegar, 1 tablespoon salt and the oregano to the blender; puree until smooth. Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over high heat; add the chile sauce and fry, stirring, until thick and fragrant, about 8 minutes. Pour in the broth and reduce until slightly thickened.

Season the pork all over with salt and pepper and transfer to a large slow cooker. Add the bay leaves and cinnamon stick, then pour in the sauce. Cover and cook on high until the meat is tender, about 5 hours. (Or cook the meat in a large Dutch oven, covered, for 1 hour 45 minutes at 350 degrees; uncover and cook 30 more minutes.

Discard the bay leaves and cinnamon stick. Shred the pork with 2 forks; season with salt and pepper. Serve the shredded pork in the tortillas, along with toppings.
*Note: it’s better to warm up the tortillas in a skillet rather than in the microwave, since the tend to rip when filled with the hot filling.

I really hope that you give this recipe a try, and let me know if your family approved 🙂



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I hope you found this post helpful, have a wonderful day 🙂


One Lovely Blog Award Nomination!

I am so happy to say that I was nominated for the One Lovely Blog Award!!!
I was nominated by the wonderful Nessa from That Chic Fashion Blog please do check out her blog, it’s amazing 🙂

The rules for the award are the following :
-Thank & link to the person who nominated you.
-List rules & display the award.
Share 7 facts about yourself.
-Nominate 5 fellow bloggers and comment on their posts to let them know they have been nominated!

So, let’s get started with the 7 facts about me:

1) My absolute favorite cosmetic item has to be MASCARA! I love it so much that I make sure that I buy extra so I will never run out 🙂

2) I love to be around children!
It makes me feel happy and reenergized.

3) I am afraid of driving! It is very unusual, since I was never involved in a car accident. However, I’m on my third driving permit , and still trying to conquer this fear. 😦

4) I am very shy.

5) My two daughters are either as tall, or even taller than me. Thank God for heels!

6) I only have one sibling.

7) I have sensitive skin; Which makes it very hard to find adequate skincare.

Now for my nominees

Kerstie Ladd

Bikinis and Bellinis

Alyson Promua



These are all amazing blogs, please do check them out!
I also wanted to say thank you to everyone that has taken the time to read my blog, it really means a lot to me guys!