Mojo Pork Tacos #slowcooker

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You all know tacos are a favorite dish of mine. I make them almost every week. I also love using my slow cooker to make flavor packed meats for my meals. And this recipe is no different. Mojo Pork Tacos are a slow cookers dream meal. The combination of the citrus and smoky flavors are so powerful, you are going to love it. And the sweet heat of the fresh jalapenos and crumbly cojita cheese bring it all together for a delightful taco night!

Mojo Pork Tacos

For the slow cooking marinade, I used orange juice with some pulp as well as fresh squeezed lime juice. You can use what ever you have on hand. The Worcestershire sauce brings in the smokiness of the marinade along with the cumin and chili powder. If you cannot find cojita cheese, you can also use queso fresco. If you still have no luck, (first look in the refrigerator section near the fresh salsas) you can also use a colby jack in it’s place.

Mojo Pork Tacos

If you are still unsure about the merits of slow cookers – this meal is going to chance your mind. The real prize when it comes to using a slow cooker is the depth of flavor you get from so little effort. Because it cooks at a low temperature for hours, you don’t have to worry about burning or scorching. I will tell that since I work from home, I do give my slow cooker a little jiggle a few times a day, when I walk past it on the kitchen counter. Just to help the flavors keep mingling and flowing.

Mojo Pork Tacos

Each serving should have two or three tacos. I served up some simple beans on the side. I add 3 cans of whole pinto beans, 1 7oz can green chilies and a tablespoon of cumin to a sauce pan over medium low heat. Let simmer about 30 minutes and then serve with a sprinkle of cojita cheese.

Mojo Pork Tacos

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Mojo Pork Tacos

A delicious spicy and citrus pork, slow cooked and loaded into a yummy taco!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican, Tex-Mex
Keyword jalapeno, orange juice, pork, pork tacos, slow cooked pork, slow cooker, taco
Prep Time 5 minutes
Slow Cooker 8 hours
Servings 6

Equipment

  • 1 Slow Cooker at least 6 qts

Ingredients

  • 18 Flour Tortillas fajita sized
  • ½ White Onion diced
  • 1 cup Cojita Cheese crumbled
  • 2 Jalapenos sliced
  • ½ bunch Cilantro chopped

For the Pork

  • 3 lb Pork Roast bonelss, cut into 5 pieces
  • 1 cup Orange Juice
  • ¼ cup Lime Juice
  • ¼ cup Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tbsp Dried Minced Onion
  • 2 tsp Cumin
  • 3 tsp Chili Powder

Instructions

  • Place pork piece in slow cooker. Combine remaining ingredients for pork and then pour over top of pork. Secure lid and cook for 8 hours.
  • In the last 30 minutes of slow cooking, use a fork to shred pork and stir together with juices. Re-secure lid and let cook for remainder of cook time.
  • To build the tacos, add portion of shredded pork, sprinkle with cilantro, onion, and cojita and top with a few jalapeno coins.

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Published by Estelle Forrest

I am a lot of things – wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, friend, business owner, volunteer, and a home chef. I have lived in the Pacific Northwest for most of my adult life and plan to stay forever – while traveling a lot. I am currently running a General Contracting business with my husband out of our home. Between us we have 6 kids in our blended family, 4 of which live with us full-time. We are a highly active family during the week – sports, bands, dance classes – as well as on the weekend – camping, hiking, car shows, and concerts. We like to go go go, but when it comes to dinnertime, we mostly like to dine-in! I love to create things with my hands and have probably tried almost every craft out there at least once or twice. Cooking is a huge part of my life. No matter what anyone says – you can taste the difference in the food if it was made with love. Some of the simplest meals can be elevated so much when they are cooked with care. Pouring love into the meals I create brings a feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction, not only to me, but to the people I care about.

6 thoughts on “Mojo Pork Tacos #slowcooker

  1. Another one hubby would enjoy! Thanks so much for linking up at the 25 and Done Link Party 17! 25 entries in 25 hours!! Shared on Fb, Pn, and Tw.

  2. CONGRATS Estelle! Your post is FEATURED at the 25 and Done Link Party 18! 25 entries in 25 hours!! Entries shared on Fb, Pn, and Tw. Opens Apr-14 at 2am. Closes Apr-15 at 3am central time.

  3. Hello, Estelle. Saw your Mojo Pork Tacos recipe at Miz Helen’s Country Cottage. I want to compliment you. Though I can’t take jalapeños or anything spicy, I wanted to say that your taco photos are superb. The food shots were beautifully staged and so colorfu and appealingl. I’m sure your recipe will be snatched up by many a reader who enjoys the spices and heat often associated with Mexican dishes, or if someone hasn’t tried tacos before, those images will be very persuasive. Great job!

    1. Estelle Forrest – I am a lot of things – wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, friend, business owner, volunteer, and a home chef. Cooking is a huge part of my life. Some of the simplest meals can be elevated so much when they are cooked with care. Pouring love into the meals I create brings a feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction, not only to me but to the people I care about.
      Estelle Forrest says:

      Thank you so much for the kind words!

  4. Your awesome post is featured on Full Plate Thursday, 584 this week. Thanks so much for sharing with your talent with us. Hope you have great celebrations this weekend and hope to see you again soon!
    Miz Helen

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