Okay, this is going to be my last post about Mr. Schwartz and I being sick. That being said, since we were both sick this week and we both consumed way too much soup, I had to make something a. easy and b. with enough flavor that we could taste it without our sense of smell.
I googled the heck out of things and as you know, when you are sick, nothing sounds good. Except these, General Tso's Pulled Pork Tacos. Obviously modified the heck out of it... I think when we make these again, I will add a little more red pepper flakes...but honestly it is hard to tell if they were missing it since we couldn't taste much.
Overall these are a good change up from the typical stir fry with rice sorta deal. I found these awesome whole wheat tortillas that were kind of sweet and they were perfection. Also, you should know that I cut the recipe in half from the one I found online. It was more than enough sauce so I would recommend that if you are making two pork tenderloins you still use the amount of sauce in my version. It will be perfect.
Happy weekend everyone! Mr. Schwartz and I will be sanding the heck out of our dining set I found on Craigslist. It should be interesting.
I used my grandma's recipe for cole slaw: just shy of twice as much oil to vinegar. I used red wine but she always used white. A little sugar, salt and pepper and its the best vinegar based slaw around.
Fantastic and easy.
General Tso's Pulled Pork Tacos
1 cup chicken broth (I used low sodium)
1/4 cup or so, Hosin Sauce
3 tablespoons white vinegar
1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons minced garlic
2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
1 (or two) pork tenderloins
Tortillas, I used whole wheat
1 bag broccoli slaw
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
just shy of a 1/2 of a cup of canola or vegetable oil
1/4 cup red wine (or white) vinegar
4 tablespoons white sugar
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
large pinch of salt
Mix all ingredients together to make a sauce. Spray crock pot with cooking spray, place tenderloin in crock pot and cover with sauce. Cook on low for at least 6 hours, but this can be cooked for much longer, it will be okay.
When you are ready to serve combine the oil, vinegar, sugar, pepper and salt. Pour over slaw and cilantro.
Pull pork in the crock pot, stir in with the sauce. Assemble tacos by putting pork in first, topping with the slaw.
Recipe adapted from here