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:2 starch, 3 lean meat 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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Reviewed Jun. 5, 2016

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

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!)"

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"

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!"

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!"

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