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Braised Cinnamon Pork Tacos

Braised Cinnamon Pork Tacos
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 3 hr 15 min
  • Servings 8
Updated July 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

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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