Part of my New Year's resolutions this year was to cook more recipe from the cookbooks I already have. You see, I'm a little addicted to collecting cookbooks. When I buy them I have every intention of making as many of the recipes as I can, but I usually only make one or two before shelving the book. I drive myself nuts with this, but the truth is I think I'll try a bunch of new recipes when I buy a new book, but somewhere during the page skimming process I loose my motivation and end up back with my tried and true favorites.
I've been really good so far this year this year and I haven't bought a single book. Instead of buying a cookbook I think I'll like I've started borrowing them from the library first to make sure I like most of the recipes. One of my most recent "borrows" was Weelicious: 140 Fast, Fresh, and Easy Recipes.
In the time I borrowed it from the library we made 4-5 of the recipes in it, and I've flagged about 5 more that I would be making this week if I had the time!
Our very favorite recipe we've tried so far is the Crock Pot Pulled Pork Tacos!
Crock Pot Pulled Pork TacosClick here for the printer-friendly version.
- 1 tablespoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1 3-1/2 to 4 pound pork shoulder, rinsed and cleaned
- 1 16 oz jar mild salsa (i used pace chunky salsa)
- 1 package corn or flour tortillas
2. Place the pork shoulder in the Crock Pot (slow cooker) and rub all over with the seasoning mixture.
3. Pour the jar of salsa around the pork shoulder.
4. Cook on low heat for 8-12 hours.
5. Remove the pork to a plate and using 2 forks, shred the into bite size pieces (I like to remove the visible pieces of fat).
6. Pour a scoop or two of the juices into the pork and stir to combine (If you want to remove the excess fat from the juice you will use, pour it into a cup and refrigerate it until the fat solidifies and can be easily scooped out. Only the juices will remain).
7. Place the pork into the tortillas.
8. Serve with desired accompaniments.
Do you have a favorite cookbook I should check out at the library?