I want a taco truck!! I think I would do fabulously; I would never run out of taco ideas.
Since sous vide cooking is my latest method addiction, I had to go and sous vide this. I just can’t get enough of it.
So, today I made my carnitas sous vide, then threw them on a hot ass grill to get a nice sear before I chopped it all up.
Sous vide is so easy because really all you have to do is babysit it. You set the temp, throw your food in a tightly sealed bag in the water and set a timer. I LOVE it.
I used Smithfield Boneless Pork Shoulder Roast – it was so tender.
After the pork is done, these are very easy to put together. This isn’t a mandatory thing, but I like to grill my tortillas – it gives the taco another texture dimension that I just love. The slaw is so good and can actually be used for lots of things, you could put it on a burger or eat it as a side with BBQ. (Yes; it has jalapenos in it).
Don’t forget to squeeze extra lime!
Here’s your printable-
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp seasoned salt
- 2 tbsp cumin
- 1 tbsp chili powder
- 1 tbsp garlic powder
- 1 tbsp Mexican oregano
- 1 tbsp onion powder
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 lime, juiced
- 2 1/2 lbs pork shoulder (also known as 'pork butt')
- 2 tbsp sunflower oil
- 1 bag angel hair slaw
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1 cup mayo
- 1 tbsp sea salt
- 1 tbsp black pepper
- 1/4 onion, diced
- 1 cup pickled jalapenos, diced
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 2 tbsp lime juice
- 1 tbsp hot sauce
- Flour tortillas
- White cheddar, shredded
- Fresh limes, quartered
- Fresh cilantro, roughly chopped
- Combine the oil through lime juice to make a rub.
- Rub the pork shoulder, place in a gallon size zip lock bag and sous vide for 1 1/2 hours, or until internal temperature is 145 degrees.
- Remove from bag, heat sunflower oil over medium high heat (or grill) and sear carnitas on each side about 1-2 minutes.
- Chop pork.
- Combine all ingredients thoroughly; refrigerate until ready to use.
- Combine ingredients in a shaker or jar.
- Assemble tacos by adding pork, white cheddar, slaw and sour cream sauce. Squeeze more lime juice, if desired.
Steve @ the black pepperAugust 12, 2017 at 7:27 PM
amazing!! these carnitas look just delicious
Michele @ Bacon FatteAugust 11, 2017 at 2:33 PM
Your carnitas tacos look just amazing!! I really need to get on the sous vide bus… YUM!
HadiaAugust 10, 2017 at 11:42 AM
My mouth is watering! This looks superbly delicious!
CarolineAugust 10, 2017 at 11:11 AM
I have yet to try sous vide but I know it makes things easy – looks delicious!
misbahAugust 10, 2017 at 2:23 AM
This look amazing
Lynn Elliott ViningAugust 9, 2017 at 4:47 PM
After reading this one, I told my hubby I had to have a Sous Vide machine! He rolled his eyes, then I showed him the picture! He said for me to start saving the money! LOL Looks amazing Shea!