Pork Taco RecipeIngredients for Pork Tacos:

  • 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

How to Make Pork Tacos:

  1. Combine ancho, pasilla chiles and the garlic into a bowl
  2. Add 2 to 3 tablespoons water.
  3. Microwave on high until soft and pliable, 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Stem and seed the chiles; peel the garlic. Transfer the chiles and garlic to a blender.
  5. Add the chipotles, onion, 2 tablespoons olive oil, honey, vinegar, 1 tablespoon salt and the oregano to the blender; puree until smooth.
  6. 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.
  7. Season the pork all over with salt and pepper and transfer to a large slow cooker.
  8. Add the bay leaves and cinnamon stick, then pour in the sauce.
  9. 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.)
  10. Discard the bay leaves and cinnamon stick.
  11. Shred the pork with 2 forks; season with salt and pepper.
  12. Serve the shredded pork in the tortillas, along with toppings.
Recipe Credit: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchens/slow-cooker-pork-tacos-recipe.html