Baja Pork Tacos Recipe
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Baja Pork Tacos Recipe

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“This delicious recipe is my copy-cat version of the most excellent Mexican food we ever had in Flagstaff, Arizona. The original recipe used beef instead of pork, but this comes mighty close to the same taste.” —Ariella Winn, Mesquite, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 8 hours
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 8 hours
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 boneless pork sirloin roast (3 pounds)
  • 5 cans (4 ounces each) chopped green chilies
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium taco seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 24 corn tortillas (6 inches), warmed
  • 3 cups shredded lettuce
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Nutritional Facts

2 tacos: 326 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 76mg cholesterol, 469mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 4g fiber), 30g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 1 fat.


  1. Cut roast in half; place in a 3- or 4-qt. slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine the chilies, taco seasoning and cumin; pour over pork. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or until meat is tender.
  2. Remove pork; cool slightly. Skim fat from cooking juices. Shred meat with two forks; return to the slow cooker and heat through. Spoon 1/4 cup onto each tortilla; top each with 2 tablespoons lettuce and 1 tablespoon cheese.
    Freeze option: Cool pork mixture; freeze in freezer containers up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Place in a Dutch oven; heat through. Serve as directed.
    Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Baja Pork Tacos in Healthy Cooking August/September 2010, p53

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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dewflop User ID: 216755 249112
Reviewed Jun. 5, 2016

"Very easy. It tastes a lot like another taco recipe I use."

gingerichcook76 User ID: 2142632 241620
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2016 Edited Jan. 13, 2016

"So easy and delicious! My husband commented that it was better than a restaurant (and we have some good local Mexican restaurants!)"

robnat420 User ID: 2092551 225065
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2015

"These tacos are delicious and really do taste like they are from an authentic Mexican restaurant. I have 4 boys ages 9,7,4, and 2 and they all had clean plates. I definitely will make againf"

ConnieK User ID: 282614 99170
Reviewed May. 4, 2014

"This was excellent!. Put in the crockpot later at night and was done in the morning. This is so simple to make and the taste is incredible. Will be making this often in the future. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe!"

suelovesfood User ID: 5007008 144454
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2013

"Wonderful! Made for a party and everyone loved them! Put out chopped jalepenos , chopped onions and salsa for those that wanted but great just as recipe is. Will make again many times!"

mrs.mark User ID: 5436322 100012
Reviewed Jul. 6, 2012

"This was very good. I wasn't sure if 5 cans of green chilies was overdoing it for little kids, so I cut it back to 2. It was still yummy, but I'm sure it would be better with all of the chilies."

jhennek User ID: 4357429 210832
Reviewed May. 14, 2012

"Wow, these were great! I added a can of pinto beans for texture and fiber. My daughter ate her serving spooned over crushed tortilla chips and that was really good too. I will definately make these again."

Teinerfl User ID: 5153460 180788
Reviewed May. 3, 2012

"This was SO yummy! I put it together last night and put it in the fridge, then put it in the crockpot and turned it easy and delicious! My family LOVED it too! The only changes I made...I just used a whole packet of taco seasoning mix and I added 1/2 an onion (because I needed to use it up!) We loved it and are happy there are leftovers! :)"

TessaMB User ID: 6083350 144453
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2012

"easy and flavorful. Great dinner!"

smstillinger User ID: 3094333 166864
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2012

"So easy to make and we all loved it (especially my husband). We did eat the meat on flour tortillas because we like them better than corn."

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