Pork, Tomatillo, and Jalapeño Tacos with Cabbage Slaw

Pork, Tomatillo, and Jalapeño Tacos with Cabbage Slaw

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For the Pork:

  • 4 pound Pork Butt (also sold as pork shoulder), cut into about three inch cubes
  • 2 bunches of cilantro 
  • 2 pounds of tomatillos 
  • 7 cloves of garlic 
  • 2 jalapeños 
  • salt and pepper 

For the Cabbage Slaw:

  • 1 head of cabbage (sometimes I use green, sometimes red), sliced thinly
  • 1 jalapeño, minced
  • The juice of 2 limes
  • 1 tbsp honey 
  • 1/2 red onion, minced 
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped 
  • salt to taste 

Taco Garnishes:

  • Corn tortillas 
  • 1 avocado, medium dice
  • 1/2 red onion, sliced or minced
  • 1 bunch of radishes, sliced
  • 1 jalapeño, sliced 
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Wash and roughly chop the cilantro. Make sure to keep the stems as well as the leaves, because they have even more concentrated flavor. 

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Using very hot water, wash the tomatillos and remove their husk. The hot water should allow you to remove a lot of the stickiness they have as well. Cut them into quarters and set aside. 

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Chop all the garlic into small pieces. It doesn't have to be uniform as it will disintegrate over the cooking process. 

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Put a third of the tomatillos, cilantro, and garlic into your crockpot. Add in half the meat pieces. repeat with the remaining ingredients (veggies, meat, veggies, meat, veggies). 

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Slice the jalapeños into rounds. I chose to keep the seeds in mine, but feel free to discard those if you prefer. 

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Toss the jalapeño slices on top of assembled pork mixture. 

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Cook according to your slow cooker's performance directions. I chose to do the 7 hour low heat and it was perfect. 

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Use whatever garnishes you want for your tacos. I opted for sliced radishes, cut limes, more cilantro (I can never get enough!), avocado, and more jalapeños (also can't get enough!). I used corn tortillas and made sure to scoop some of the green tomatillo sauce onto my tacos as well. 

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For the cabbage slaw, mix all the ingredients together in a bowl and let it sit for at least 15 minutes. (Its great the next day!)

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Try not to eat your plate. These are just SO good! And stupid simple for the amazing flavor they have! 

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