Spicy and Sweet Island Pork Tacos


I literally dreamed up this recipe once. I had a dream I was standing in my kitchen pulling pulled pork out of my crock pot. I made the entire taco in my dream and when I woke up I told my husband about it.

Is that strange to dream of food? Don't answer that.

Since I am now going to the Y on Mondays to work on my fitness I have been doing more crock pot cooking. And since my Mama was nice enough to give me her old crock pot I have one to cook in again.

Let's all have a moment of silence for my long lost crock pot.

This recipe is super basic, fairly healthy and requires very little effort on anyone's part. It also combines some great flavors and textures and the spiciness of the peanut sauce I used combined with the teriyaki sauce I also use makes a really great flavor.

Plus- tacos are a great way to really stretch a meat. You can use a pound of pork (or beef if you are that kind of person;) and it makes four - five nice size tacos with plenty left over for another recipe like this one.

What you'll need:

1 lb pork roast

2 cups soyaki sauce (sold at Trader Joe's)

OR 1/4 cup teriyaki sauce 1 1/4 cup soy sauce, 2 tsp onion powder

2 cups cheese

1 package broccoli slaw


Peanut sauce (you can find this on the ethnic food aisle at the grocery.)

Spray your crock pot with a little cooking spray. Then place the roast in the post and cover with your soyaki sauce (bottled or homemade). Let cook on low all day (8-10 hours).

Once the roast is done it will probably fall apart on its own. If it doesn't pull it apart with a fork.

Warm up your tortillas in the microwave. Place the pork on each tortilla. Sprinkle with a little cheese.

Cover the cheese with the broccoli slaw. Drizzle some soyaki on the slaw. Then sprinkle with peanut sauce.

It is so good you will have to show some self control.

Y'all don't forget to jump on over to Take it on Tuesday and check out what Betsy has going on this week. I love to see what everyone else is doing. I am such a busy body!