07.07.13Coke-glazed Pork Tacos

Back when Rob and I lived in Charlotte, I made this meal once and Rob claimed it was his favorite thing we’d ever cooked together. Why it’s taken me over a year to make it again… I have no idea. It’s very easy (love that crock pot!) and so delicious. Plus, it’s a little different from our usual variety of Mexican food, ground turkey/beef.

Coke-glazed Pork Tacos

What you need:
1 pound of pork butt (for 2 hungry people who love Mexican food)
1/2 can of adobo chipotle peppers
1 can of Coke
1/2 white onion
Salsa
Salt
Pepper
Veggies for a side (peppers, onions, corn)
Shredded pepperjack cheese (optional)

What you do:
Chop up half a white onion into wedges and layer the bottom of the crock-pot with the onion wedges. Then sprinkle salt and pepper to both sides of the pork butt. Place the pork butt in the crock-pot on top of the onion wedges. Scoop half the can of adobo chipotle peppers on top of the pork. Put a few dollops of salsa on top of the pork for good measure. Don’t forget the key ingredient: pour a can of Coke into the crock pot around the pork.

Set on low for 8 hours. Cook until the meat is tender and falls apart when you try to move it. I flipped the pork over about half-way through cooking, but you don’t have to. Once the meat is ready, take it out and shred it with two forks.

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Throw some peppers and onions in a skillet and sauté, then boil some corn as well. Serve alongside the shredded pork. Top the pork with some pepperjack cheese if you want to get crazy. Enjoy!

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