Favorite Pork Tinga Tacos

2014-01-13
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Moist and tender shredded pork and chorizo in a smoky and spicy chipotle chili sauce that is perfect over rice with beans or in tacos, burritos, tostadas, etc.

First you have to make Pork Tinga, here are the directions:

pork tinga ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 1/2 pound pork butt or shoulder, cut into 1 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1 small onion, quartered
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • water
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1/2 pound chorizo, casings removed and crumbled
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 (15 ounce) can diced tomatoes (or 2 cups fresh tomatoes, diced)
  • 2 chipotle chilies in adobo (or to taste), chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped

pork tinga directions

  1. Heat the oil in a pan over medium-high heat, add the pork and brown on all sides.
  2. Add the onion, garlic, marjoram, thyme, bay leaves and enough water to cover the pork, bring to a boil, reduce the heat to low and simmer until the pork is tender, about 45 minutes. OR Place the pork, onion, garlic, marjoram, thyme, bay leaves and enough water to cover in a slow cooker and cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  3. Shred the pork, skim the fat from the broth and set both aside.
  4. Heat the oil in pan over medium heat, add chorizo, cook and set aside reserving the oil and grease in the pan.
  5. Add the onion and cook until tender, about 5-7 minutes.
  6. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about a minute.
  7. Add the shredded pork, 1 cup of the pork broth, the chorizo, tomatoes, chipotle chilies, oregano, marjoram and thyme and bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
  8. Season with salt and pepper, mix in the vinegar and cilantro and remove from heat.
Option: If you are using the slow cooker feel free to skip step one to save time in the morning, though it does add a lot of flavour.
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Now for the tacos…

taco ingredients

  • 3 cups pork tinga, warm
  • 12 small corn tortillas, warmed
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 large avocado, diced
  • 1/4 cup cotija, crumbled

taco directions

  1. Assemble tacos and enjoy!

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