Slow Cooker Tacos
Serving size: 4
Calories per serving: 701
3 wholes ancho chiles
3 wholes pasilla chiles
4 cloves garlic, unpeeled
2 chipotles in adobo sauces
1/2 medium white onion, roughly chopped
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
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 tortilla, warmed, for serving
assorted taco toppings, for garnish
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.
Cook's Note: This recipe also has a large amount of ingredients. This is required due to the low heat of the slow cooker. If you don't have EVERY single ingredient, just do you best to find what you can. Substitute for anaheim and jalapeno chilis if you can't find the other types.
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