Saturday, November 25, 2023

Honey Ginger Pork Tacos with Pineapple Salsa


This recipe for Honey Ginger Pork Tacos with Pineapple Salsa was wonderful! I adapted it, since I now know that my slow cooker doesn’t heat well enough on the low setting – I cooked this on the high setting instead, for a much shorter time, and everything came out great. I highly recommend it! 

For the pork tacos 
2 lbs. pork shoulder/butt (boneless) 
½ cup soy sauce 
1/3 cup honey 
4 garlic cloves, minced 
4 Tbsp. fresh ginger, grated 
1 tsp. cornstarch 
10 taco shells (I always pick soft tortillas) 

For the pineapple salsa 
2 cups fresh pineapple, diced 
1 red bell pepper, seeds removed, diced 
1/3 cup red onions, diced (I used shallot) 
¼ cup cilantro, chopped 
2 Tbsp. jalapeño, seeds removed, diced (I omitted that) 
1 garlic clove, minced (I omitted that too) 
2 Tbsp. lime juice 
1 pinch of salt 

Spray your slow cooker with nonstick spray, then place the pork inside. 

Next, make the sauce: whish the soy sauce, honey, garlic, ginger, and cornstarch together, then pour the sauce on top of the pork. 

Slow-cook the pork on LOW for 6 hours (my Instant Pot never quite reaches the right temperature on LOW, so I cooked it on HIGH for 1 hour instead). Shred the pork (it should be very easy by this point), then cook for an additional 30 minutes. 

Mix together all the ingredients for the salsa in a bowl and set aside. 

Warm the tortillas, top each one with a big spoonful of the pork and a smaller spoonful of the pineapple salsa. Enjoy!

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