Spicy Hawaiian Pulled Pork Tacos

Slow cooking is where it’s at, especially when it turns out food like these spicy carnitas tacos. Prep, drop and let it cook away.
By Matt Robinson

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Let’s cover this sweet and spicy carnitas taco—there’s crushed pineapples, brown sugar, Mirin sauce and molasses for the sweet and to spice things up there are jalapeños and more.

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For another flavorful taco idea, check out my Caribbean-style chicken tacos with mango.

Spicy Hawaiian Pulled Pork Tacos
 
Slow cooking is where it’s at, especially when it turns out food like these spicy carnitas tacos. Prep, drop and let it cook away.
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Recipe Type: Main
Cuisine: Mexican Fusion
Serves: 4-6 servings
Ingredients
  • ½ cup crushed pineapple
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Mirin sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 3 jalapenos; stemmed, halved and seeded
  • 2 pounds boneless pork shoulder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons dried Mexican oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¾ teaspoon cayenne
  • ¾ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 8 small tortillas
Instructions
  1. Place pineapple juice, brown sugar, Mirin, soy sauce, Worcesterchire and molasses in and jalapeños in a food processor bowl and pulse to combine. Pour mixture into the crock pot.
  2. In a small bowl, add in salt, pepper, oregano, cumin, cayenne and paprika and whisk to combine. Sprinkle mixture on to top of pork shoulder and rub and press into the meat. Add the prepared meat into the crock pot with the liquid and cook on high for 1 hour; and then turn temperature down to low for 8 hours.
  3. Remove meat and shred. Serve with in tortillas with your preferred mango or pineapple salsa or fresh pico de gallo.

 

Matt Robinson

Real Food by Dad is my little corner of the web where I create and share real, easy-to-make, everyday meals, snacks and desserts. I am a husband, dad, coach, fitness & sports fanatic and totally amateur (and still learning) cook, fighting for kitchen space and ingredients with my food blogger wife. The blog's purpose is to share recipes created by me or ones that I have simply found in a book, on the internet, or ones that have been shared with me by friends & family. Nothing too complicated or extravagant, really just good food that I can put together for my wife and 3 sons. If I don’t think my family will eat it and love it, I won’t make it.

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1 Comment
  1. These are absolutely delicious. My whole family loved it- even my 13 year old who didn’t think she likes pork (told her it was chicken).

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