Tonight’s dinner was mediocre in my book. I loved pulled pork. I’m not a big fan of slow cooker recipes but the Real Simple recipe seemed oh-so-easy.
I should have trusted my instincts: the abundance of oregano and cocoa was just weird.
I did substitute one ingredient — stewed tomatoes with extra hot sauce instead of salsa — but that shouldn’t have made such a big difference. The pulled pork just didn’t have the texture and flavor of similar recipes prepared in the oven. (In fact, we ended up slicing and chopping the pork shoulder because the fork-shredding technique just wasn’t going to work.)
Enough whining. For the tiny amount of time I spent in the kitchen, dinner was still worth eating.:
Pulled pork tacos with corn tortillas topped with avocado, sour cream and cilantro
Jicama slaw (another weird recipe from Bobby Flay at Food Network)
Might be time to try some other online recipe sources.