Chipotle Pork Tacos

Chipotle Pork Tacos

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 20 minutes
Servings 12
Author Garnish & Glaze


For the Pork:

  • 1 2-pound pork loin
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 15 ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup yellow onion diced
  • 4 chipotle peppers in adobe sauce
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger or 1 teaspoon dried
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Juice of 1 lime

For the Salsa:

  • 1 15-ounce can black beans
  • 2 mangoes diced
  • 1/3 cup red onion diced
  • Juice of 1/2 lime

For Assembling and Toppings:

  • 12 fajita size tortillas
  • Cilantro chopped
  • Queso Fresco


For the Pork:

  • Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Sprinkle pork with salt and pepper and brown on all sides (about 6-8 minutes).
  • Place pork in the bottom of a slow cooker.
  • In a blender or food processor, puree tomatoes, onion, peppers, garlic, honey, ginger, cumin, salt, cinnamon, and lime juice. Pour over the pork, over and cook on low for 7-8 hours or on high for 4-6 hours.
  • When tender, shred the pork on a cutting board. Discard the fatty pieces and place the shredded pork back in the pot with the sauce. Mix. Place pork in tortillas when ready to serve and top with salsa, cilantro, and cheese.

For the Salsa:

  • In a bowl, mix together the black beans, mango, red onion, and lime juice.