We have made this recipe several times and I just had to share the how-to! These easy pork tacos are one of those flex recipes that you don’t need to measure precisely. I’m also not going to tell you how to spend 10 hours smoking pork on a Big Green Egg. If you are not a grillmaster yourself or have a partner who is, I’d recommend using simple grilled chicken or buying some already smoked pork. Or perhaps you could prepare some shredded pork or chicken in the crockpot! BBQ tofu or seasoned beans would be a good way to make this vegetarian too. And OMG – blacked fish! Bottom line: your protein options are endless.
The Secret’s In The Slaw
But the real secret to why this recipe is so good is the slaw. We jazz up a bag of 365 store-bought slaw from Whole Foods with red pepper, fire-roasted corn (frozen at Whole Foods), freshly chopped cilantro and a simple dressing made with lime, olive oil and a hint of mayo. I don’t love a ton of 100% purple cabbage on my tacos, so I love that this slaw is a blend of different kinds of cabbage and carrots cut with our additions.
Thomas’s Topping Hack
Normally I save the guacamole and sour cream as garnishes on top, but Thomas spreads them on first, much like you’d dress a burger bun. He’s on to something – they don’t fall off in one big bite when you do it his way! OR you can do it my way and make a taco bowl instead! The slaw makes a great salad base as well.
Easy Pork + Slaw Tacos
The secret's in the slaw! This semi-homemade slaw makes a great soft taco or taco salad bowl. Swap out pork for any protein you wish – grilled or shredded chicken, tofu, beans, or fish.
- Smoked pork
- Guacamole (homemade or store-bought)
- Sour cream or Greek yogurt
- Extra limes for garnish
- 1 bag 365 slaw mix
- 1 cup of fire roasted corn (thawed under water)
- 1/2 cup red bell pepper (chopped)
- A handful cilantro (chopped)
- Juice of half a lime
- 1 tbsp mayo
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Mix slaw with thawed corn, chopped pepper, and chopped cilantro.
- Add lime juice, mayo, olive oil, salt and pepper and toss everything together.
- Assemble tacos by spreading guacamole and sour cream on tortilla. Add slaw and pork and drizzle with sriracha.
DIY Play Pen
Enjoy your tacos outside on the porch while your littlest family members stay safe in a DIY play pen (We couldn’t have him crawling on the deck and getting splinters so we put some quilts down and he played with toys inside : )