Another Taco Tuesday selection….
Welcome, Year of the Dragon!!! We are all sick of Chinese food! So last night’s Taco Tuesday selection was a delightful treat! I made a really easy Salsa Verde Braised Pork that even the Skyman ate with relish. He won’t usually touch any meat, unless the meat happens to be encased in a tortilla. You can cook this on the stove, in the oven or in the slow cooker, so whatever cooking method suits your fancy. This dish doesn’t have a long list of complicated ingredients, so it is easy on the purse strings, too.
Salsa Verde Braised Pork
1-2 lbs of boneless pork
1 onion, diced
1 C. of chicken broth
1 1/2 C. of home canned tomatillo sauce or bottle salsa verde
1 t. each of cumin and oregano
Salt and Pepper to taste
If you will cook this on the stove, slice the pork into smaller pieces. Brown the pork in some oil on all sides. Add in the onion and saute until the onion is translucent. Add in the remaining ingredients. Cover and simmer for about 1 1/2 hrs or until the pork is tender. Remove the pork from the sauce. Cool slightly and then shred. Return pork back to the sauce and season to taste with salt and pepper.
In the oven: Brown the pork on all sides in a skillet. Transfer to a baking dish. Add in the onions and remaining ingredients. Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 1 1/2-2 hrs. or until the pork is tender. Shred. Season to taste.
In the slow cooker, brown the pork first. Transfer all of the remaining ingredients to the slow cooker. Cover and cook on high for 3 hrs. or on low 5-6 hrs. Shred and season.
Serve with warm tortillas.