If you ever get insane cravings for Mexican food, like I do, these Pork Verde Tacos will make you so happy! Warm buttery tortillas filled with tender shredded pork that has been drenched with tangy tomatillo sauce. Top that with cool sour cream, fresh cilantro and a spritz of lime and call it Dinner! Don’t forget to save a wedge of lime for your frosty ice cold beer.
Easy Pork Tacos
Here in California we have so many excellent authentic Mexican food restaurants. But, I’m too cheap to eat out often and I prefer to have control over the ingredients used to make the meal. There is a reason restaurant food tastes so delicious, or three reasons to be exact . . . Lard, Salt and Cheese!
Once you start making your own restaurant copycat dishes you will notice how much better you feel after eating the homemade versions. The food is so much lighter and doesn’t leave you feeling like there is a brick in your stomach.
This verde sauce is made simply with tomatillos. If you have never cooked with tomatillos they are actually very easy to prepare.
When choosing which tomatillos to purchase; make sure they are firm, green and still covered by the husk. When prepping your tomatillos, remove the husks and wash off the strange sticky film that covers the outside.
I used the leftover pork from my Slow Cooker Apple Barbeque Pulled Pork recipe. You can check out that recipe or cook whatever type of meat you prefer. Shredded chicken would be delicious in these tacos! This meaty verde sauce would taste great over rice too!
*I used leftover meat from a previous recipe: Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Nutritional information on WonkyWonderful is provided as a courtesy and is approximate only. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information given for any recipe on this site.
Use pork, chicken or beef. Chopped, shredded or sliced. Your preference.
This recipe makes about 8-10 tacos, but it depends how much meat you stuff into each taco.
Nutrition Information Yield 10 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 186Total Fat 12gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 34mgSodium 127mgCarbohydrates 10gFiber 3gSugar 3gProtein 10g
*I used leftover meat from a previous recipe: Slow Cooker Pulled Pork
Nutritional information on WonkyWonderful is provided as a courtesy and is approximate only. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information given for any recipe on this site.
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