Go To Pork Tacos

Guys, do yourself a favor and the next time you're at the grocery store pick up all the things that are needed to make this recipe, and keep them in your pantry at all times.  This is our favorite go to pulled pork recipe, and it really is super easy to whip up anytime if you have these ingredients on hand.  Just have your husband stop by on his way home from work to grab a Boston Butt, throw all this together in a crock pot, and the next day you have a perfect meal.

Okay, are there other recipes out there that actually make better pulled pork, maybe.  (As a matter of fact, I'm bet Andy has one.)  BUT, let me tell you what I love about this recipe.  It is EASY, and still really good.  Easy as in J.D. can easily sip his evening cocktail while thoughtlessly putting this together.  Besides being easy, the flavor of this recipe is just a good general pork flavor so we can use this for so many recipes.  We use it for bbq sandwiches, pulled pork tacos, burrito bowls, etc.  The recipe is perfect to entertain with because it serves a ton and all the work is done in advance, and if you're not entertaining you'll have leftovers for days.  Okay, go get everything you need now and make these Sunday night for Monday Cinco De Mayo tacos!!

Go To Pulled Pork
adapted from Epicurious
6 lb. boston butt pork (or any size will really work just fine)
3 tablespoons ground black pepper
3 tablespoons dark brown sugar
3 tablespoons paprika
2 tablespoons coarse salt
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 cups apple cider vinegar
1 cup water
4 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons ground pepper
2 tablespoons coarse salt
4 teaspoons vegetable oil (or similar oil)
Mix the rub together and rub it all over the boston butt.  Let the butt rest for a while with the rub, ideally an hour if you have it.  Mix the mop together.  Put the boston butt in the slow cooker and pour in the mop.  Cook in the slow cooker for 10-12 hours on low.  Once cooked and cooled, pull apart all of the meat.  It will fall off the bone, and pick away all the remaining fat. 
We like our pork tacos simple, but top your tacos with anything you like.  We like simple flour tortillas, pulled pork, cilantro, diced onion, avocado and tomatillo salsa!  Just add a margarita and you're set!
~Mary Keller


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