Braised Cinnamon Pork Tacos

Braised Cinnamon Pork Tacos

Tender, shredded pork seasoned with Latin-inspired flavors makes the perfect filling for tacos.

15 min. prep time
8 servings
252 Ratings


Pork Filling

1 (2-pound) pork shoulder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 small (1/2 cup) onion, chopped
1 small (1/2 cup) green bell pepper, chopped
1 jalapeño pepper, chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 (16-ounce) can fire roasted tomatoes
1 (14.5-ounce) can vegetable broth
1 teaspoon ground oregano


16 (6-inch) tortillas
Fresh salsa
Lime wedge, if desired


Heat oven to 275°F.

Melt 1/4 cup Cinnamon Sugar Butter Spread in 8-quart ovenproof saucepan or Dutch oven over medium heat. Season pork with 1/2 teaspoon salt. Place pork into pan; cook over medium heat, turning once, 5-7 minutes or until browned. Remove pork from pan; set aside.

Add 1 tablespoon Cinnamon Sugar Butter Spread to pan. Add onions, bell pepper, jalapeño pepper and garlic. Cook 4-5 minutes or until vegetables are softened. Add cumin and chili powder. Cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute. Add tomatoes, vegetable broth and oregano; stir to combine.

Return pork roast to pan. Cook over medium heat 4-6 minutes or until vegetable mixture comes to a boil. Cover pan with lid; transfer pan to oven.

Bake, turning roast over every 45 minutes, 2 1/2 hours or until meat shreds easily with fork. Remove roast from pan; shred with forks. Return pork to pan; toss to coat.

Stack 2 tortillas together; fill with about 1/2 cup of pork mixture. Top with salsa and guacamole. Garnish with lime wedges, if desired.  Repeat with remaining ingredients.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 520

Fat: 23g

Cholesterol: 110mg

Sodium: 1020mg

Carbohydrates: 41g

Dietary Fiber: 3g

Protein: 35g

Recipe #15218©2011Land O'Lakes, Inc.

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