Shredded Pork Tacos

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  • Serves 8
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    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 466 calories
    • Fat 22 g
    • Sat Fat 7 g
    • Cholesterol 134 mg
    • Sodium 327 mg
    • Protein 40 g
    • Carbohydrate 27 g
    • Sugar 2 g
    • Fiber 5 g
    • Iron 4 mg
    • Calcium 110 mg


  1. Check 1 tablespoon canola oil
  2. Check 3 pounds pork shoulder or butt, trimmed and cut into 3-inch pieces
  3. Check 2 tablespoons dried oregano
  4. Check 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  5. Check kosher salt and black pepper
  6. Check 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  7. Check 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  8. Check ¼ to ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  9. Check 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  10. Check 16 6-inch corn tortillas
  11. Check sour cream, salsa, sliced radishes, cilantro leaves, and lime wedges, for serving


  1. Heat the oil in a 5- to 6-quart Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Season the pork with the oregano, cumin, ¾ teaspoon salt, and ½ teaspoon black pepper. Add the pork to the Dutch oven and cook, turning, until brown on all sides, 6 to 8 minutes; transfer to a plate.
  2. Add the onion, garlic, and cayenne to the Dutch oven and cook, stirring, until the onion is softened, 3 to 5 minutes. Return the pork to the Dutch oven and add the broth. Bring to a simmer and cook, covered, stirring occasionally, until the pork is very tender and shreds easily, 1½ to 1¾ hours.
  3. Transfer the pork to a medium bowl and, using 2 forks, shred the meat; return it to the Dutch oven and stir into the cooking liquid. (Alternatively, the pork can be made in a slow cooker: Combine the pork, oregano, cumin, ¾ teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon black pepper, onion, garlic, and cayenne in a 4- to 6-quart slow cooker. Add ½ cup broth and cook until very tender, on low for 7 to 8 hours or on high for 4 to 5 hours.)
  4. Twenty minutes before serving, heat oven to 350° F. Wrap the tortillas in foil and bake until warm, 12 to 15 minutes. Serve the pork with the tortillas, sour cream, salsa, radishes, cilantro, and lime wedges.