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Braised Cinnamon Pork Tacos

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Braised Cinnamon Pork Tacos
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 3 hr 15 min
  • Servings 8
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Updated Jul 20, 2017

Ingredients

Pork Filling

  • 1/4 cup LAND O LAKES® Cinnamon Sugar Butter Spread
  • 1 (2-pound) pork shoulder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon LAND O LAKES® Cinnamon Sugar Butter Spread
  • 1 medium (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

Tacos

  • 8 (6-inch) tortillas
  • Fresh salsa
  • Guacamole
  • Lime wedges, if desired

Steps

  • 1
    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; brown meat on all sides. Remove pork from pan; set aside.
  • 2
    Reduce heat to medium; add 1 tablespoon Cinnamon Sugar Butter Spread to pan. Add onions, bell pepper, jalapeño pepper and garlic. Cook until vegetables are softened (4 to 5 minutes). Add cumin and chili powder; cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute. Add tomatoes, vegetable broth and oregano; stir to combine.
  • 3
    Return pork roast to pan. Bring mixture to a boil (4 to 6 minutes). Cover pan with lid; transfer pan to oven. Cook, turning roast over every 45 minutes, for 2 1/2 hours or until meat shreds easily with fork. Remove roast from pan; shred with forks.
  • 4
    Fill each tortilla with about 1/2 cup of pork mixture. Top with salsa and guacamole. Garnish with lime wedges, if desired.

Nutrition Information

370 Calories, 20g Total Fat, 27g Protein, 21g Total Carbohydrate, 6g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
370
Calories from Fat
180
Total Fat
20g
30%
Saturated Fat
7g
34%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
80mg
26%
Sodium
710mg
30%
Potassium
410mg
12%
Total Carbohydrate
21g
7%
Dietary Fiber
1g
7%
Sugars
6g
Protein
27g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
15%
15%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 3 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

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