Pulled Pork Tacos

Pulled pork tacos are on regular rotation at K2.0. As long as we stay with a trimmed pork tenderloin, the saturated fat content is well within our limits. Today we placed a frozen tenderloin in the slow cooker for 8 hours on low, along with 1/2 cup water, cinnamon, allspice, smoked paprika, and 3 Tbsp. adobo sauce on top. (We use Kevin’s recipe, but cut out the salt and halve both the sugar and the oil.) Eight hours later: tender, spiced, easily shredded pork. Sodium-free homemade pickled onions, shredded cabbage and salsa verde. Done!

two pork tacos on a plate

Thank you, Wegmans, for the fruit salsa we didn’t take the time to make! (Ours is better, though!)

K2.0 Mango Salsa:

  • 1C cubed mango
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded, with membrane removed. (save seeds)
  • 1/4C chopped red onion
  • 1/2C chopped pineapple
  • 1/4C minced cilantro leaves
  • 1 kiwi, peeled and sliced into cubes, or substitute ripe strawberries
  • fresh juice from one lemon
  • zest from 1/2 orange
  • 1 tsp. organic clear honey or agave nectar
  • MIX, and chill for 1 hour before serving

This pulled pork is good enough to stand on its own, or on a tostada, or on a whole grain roll with some low-sodium, low-sugar barbecue sauce.

What are some other taco options from the people we follow? Try out these spicy shrimp tacos from Pinch of Yum, and this salt-free taco seasoning recipe from Hacking Salt.

Happy Friday, everyone! Enjoy the weekend!

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