With the New Year’s festivities happening later this month, you may be thinking about some recipes to prepare for the big day. You can’t go wrong with tacos, and this Cholula and beer-braised pork tacos should satisfy everyone on your New Year’s guest list. Let’s begin!
- Tomatillo salsa verde
- Eight pounds of bone-in pork shoulder
- Four wedge-cut limes
- Two cups of Cotija cheese (crumbled)
- A tablespoon of kosher salt
- 24 tortillas
- A cup of lard
- A teaspoon of canola oil
- Three small onions. One of them diced and the other two minced.
- A twelve-ounce bottle of beer
- A pair of thinly sliced garlic cloves
- Half a cup of Cholula Original Hot Sauce
- Two teaspoons of ground coriander
- Three tablespoons of lime juice (freshly squeezed)
- Two tablespoons of olive oil
Using a slow cooker, preheat it on low for a minimum of twenty minutes.
Make sure the pork shoulder is dry by patting it down with paper towels before seasoning it sufficiently with pepper and salt. Use a large skillet over medium-high heat to warm up the olive oil until it begins to shimmer. Add the pork shoulder and sear it for about five minutes on each side until it becomes golden. Once it’s ready, move it over the slow cooker.
Over medium heat, add the lard to the skillet and allow it to melt before adding the garlic and the diced onion, cooking everything for five minutes until it’s soft. Add these ingredients to the slow cooker as well as the coriander, beer, cinnamon, Cholula, and the lime juice. Cover it up using the lid and then cook on low for twelve hours while you enjoy whatever beer is left.
Grab a large skillet and place it over medium heat before adding half of the canola oil. Allow the tortillas to griddle for about thirty seconds on each side until they’re warm and toasty. As each tortilla is ready, place it in a resealable plastic bag so that it remains warm.
Once the braised pork is ready, serve it along with the tortillas, the salsa verde, minced onion, lime wedges, Cotija, Cholula, and whatever other toppings you like on your tacos.
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