Thank GOD it's Friday! I'm so happy it's the weekend. This week has been frantic with so much work, I'm ready to kick back and relax! So what's a girl to cook on the happiest day of all? Tacos. And even better? KOREAN tacos. Slow cooker tacos.
I especially love the slaw! It's mixed coleslaw with kale! Healthy and delicious, it gives an extra crunch. Bringing added texture, the slaw goes perfectly with the pork combining a sweet and tangy experience in your mouth.
Slow Cooker Korean Tacos
Serves 6-8, recipe from Table for Two Blog
2 pounds boneless pork loin, cut into 4 pieces
1 cup hoisin sauce
3 garlic cloves, minced
3 green onions, thinly sliced, plus extra for garnish
3 tsp ground ginger
1 16-ounce package of coleslaw or broccoli slaw mix
3 tbsp rice wine vinegar
2 tbsp brown sugar
Small tortillas or hot cooked white (or brown) rice, for serving
Add the pieces of pork in the insert/bowl of your slow cooker. Add hoisin sauce, garlic, green onions, and ground ginger.
Toss each piece of pork a few times to fully coat with the sauce and spices.
Cover and cook on low for 8 to 9 hours.
Prior to serving, in a bowl, toss coleslaw or broccoli slaw mix with rice wine vinegar and brown sugar.
Remove pork from slow cooker and shred. (Best trick I learned to shred meat in a slow cooker is to use an electric hand mixer. Easy peasy!)
Serve in warmed tortillas with slaw on top or spoon pork onto a bed of rice. Garnish with sliced green onions, if desired.
Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to five days.
Like it hot? Try it with some Sriracha sauce or Tabasco sauce. This will definitely elevate the other flavors, giving it a full kick of spiciness... to which, I can never ever get enough of the hottest, most spicy food. Proof: My first night living in New York, I took a dare with a girlfriend and ate a whole Jalapeno pepper while downing it with a shot of Crown Royal. It felt like I had smoke coming out of my ears! It was bad, but oh so fun. Such a great memory.
If you do not eat pork, you can easily substitute with beef or poultry. It'd be just as tasty! I definitely want to mix it up and come up with different kinds of Korean tacos. Perhaps Korean shrimp tacos? Mmmm! Be on the lookout for more! :P
I also have some really exciting upcoming stories for my readers next week! Stay tuned for more!
Have a great weekend!
Love & xx's,
maQ + suz