Friday, January 18, 2008

Mexican pulled pork recipe

Captain's Log, Stardate 01.18.2008

I am SO proud of Captain Caffeine! He bought a pork shoulder that was on sale and decided to make Mexican-style pulled pork in the crockpot.

Holy smokes, that stuff was good!!!!

So, not to be outdone, I made homemade flour tortillas (they're actually pretty easy) and we had a DELISH dinner the other night.

Captain Caffeine has graciously agreed to share his magic recipe (although I don't know if it's really magic since he only made it once).

4 pounds pork shoulder blade roast (pork butt)
12 ounces green salsa
1 packet taco seasoning
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
1 onion (optional)
2 jalapeno peppers (didn't have these, but next time I'll try)
1 beef bouillon cube dissolved in 1 cup water

Dice onion and place in bottom of crock pot. Place pork on top of onions, sprinkle taco seasoning and cayenne pepper on top of pork. Add green salsa and beef bouillon mixture.

Turn crock pot on "high" setting for 6 hours, or until pork can be shredded by fork.

Serve with home made tortillas.

Update: Here's the tortilla recipe. I used this one from, but I also used the cooking instructions in this one from as a guide when pan frying them. I used my cast iron skillet without oil to cook them.


  1. this was a perfect Sunday football recipe! I love pulled pork and this style of making it...makes me love it even more! We just got our pork order in from so we are good to go fro this Sunday! Go Chargers!

  2. MMMM, that looks good. I may have to fly into Calif. just for that.

    BTW, I've tagged you for a meme, if you have the time to answer.

  3. That sounds delicious! What's the recipe for tortillas? I'm sure it's something simple, but I'm just not that good when it comes to cooking.

  4. Seconding the request for the tortilla recipe! My family loves tacos, and I hate having to resort to tacos salad whenever we're out of soft shells!

  5. Your post inspired me to make my own tortillas on Sunday and they turned out great! Thanks! :)