Cinco de Mayo is one of my favorite holidays. It always symbolizes the beginning of summer to me since it tends to be the first holiday that gets celebrated outside after winter.
Plus, tacos, guacamole, and margaritas? Could there possibly be a better combination to kick off rooftop season? I think not.
One of my friends is going through a rough time and I was planning on brining her dinner. Luckily, she is very much on the mend, but the idea of brining her Cinco de Mayo in a box stuck so I went with it!
This is my go to recipe for tacos on the go, everything holds up really well and if you package it right, the things that need to stay warm, stay warm, and the chilled things stay chilled.
I also think every celebration needs festive cups, so for the sake of saving my relationship, I am going to try to stop buying so many and make cups re-using the glasses. Tomorrow I will share how I made these Cinco de Mayo ones!
In the past I packed this up for a picnic in the park, you can see that here. It is one of the easiest recipes I have made, stores well for about a week, and makes enough for a couple meals, or one meal for a large crowd!
It will be a great recipe to make for a day at the beach, movie in the park, or Saturday backyard party.
Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Tacos:
For the pork:
2 cups salsa
2 T chili powder
2 T dried oregano
2 t unsweetened coco powder
Salt and pepepr
2 1/2 pound boneless pork butt or shoulder
For the tacos
Pico de gallo
- Combine salsa, chili powder, dried oregano, coco powder, pork, salt, and pepper, into slow cooker.
- Be sure to mix and cover the meat evenly.
- Cook on high for 4-5 hours or low for 7-8 hours.
- Pull apart with hands or fork.
- Warm tortillas, top with pork, salsa, guacamole, and sour cream. Add lime juice if desired.
- If you are planning to take this to go, wrap 10-12 tortillas in tinfoil and place in warm oven (about 200) for 10-15 minutes.
- While the tortillas are warming, transfer each item (salsa, taco meat, guacamole, etc) in its own individual container for traveling, I love theses jars and these containers.
- Once tortillas are ready, wrap in cloth napkins to keep them warm.
- Package everything up and enjoy your meal on the go!