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Lightened Up Pulled Pork
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Lightened Up Pulled Pork

Spicy pork to fill tacos for eating out of hand.

  • Servings: 12


2 lb Boneless Pork Loin very lean
1 tbsp Chile Powder
2 1/4 tsp Ground Cumin
1 1/4 tsp Oregano Leaves crushed
1 1/4 tsp Ground Cinnamon
1 1/4 tsp Salt
1 can Canned Crushed Tomatoes 28 ounces
1/3 cp Lime Juice fresh
2 med Onion chopped, divided
3 clv Garlic Cloves
1 1/2 cp California Raisins
5 whole Dried Ancho Peppers stems and seeds removed, torn into strips
12 whole Taco-size Tortillas
slc Avocado
whole Cilantro Leaves


Trim fat from pork and cut into 2-inch cubes.

Stir seasonings together in small bowl; sprinkle over pork, turning to coat all sides.

Heat tomatoes, lime juice, 1 onion and 1 clove garlic in large slow cooker; top with pork and raisins.

Cover and cook on high for 5 hours or low for 10 hours.

Remove pork from slow cooker with a slotted spoon to a large bowl; keep warm.

Pour juices from slow cooker into medium saucepan. Add remaining onion, garlic and dried peppers.

Bring to boil; reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Let cool slightly; then, puree in blender or food processor.

Shred pork using 2 forks and stir in half the sauce.

Spoon onto tortillas and serve with avocado, cilantro and remaining sauce.