A taco bar is a great idea for your next football party, especially if you're the host. Simmer the meat in the slow cooker all day, chop up the toppings ahead of time, and then let your guests assemble it themselves so you won't miss a single play! Plus, the freshness of the ingredients provide a ton of flavor AND health benefits.
I decided to switch things up this week and go with pork tacos. Since it's a leaner cut, I used a pork tenderloin. It was approximately one pound which could serve about 4 people (maybe even less if you love Mexican as much as we do). You can buy taco seasoning at the store to save time, however I made my own to cut down on the sodium content.
Slow Cooker Pork Tacos
- 1 lb pork tenderloin
- 1 cup chicken stock, low sodium
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 1.5 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1/2 tsp oregano
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 1/8 tsp garlic powder
- 1/8 tsp onion powder
|I cut the tenderloin into two pieces so it would fit in my slow cooker more easily.|
The toppings are the fun part! Get creative with your choices and prepare them ahead of time so they are ready to go when your guests are hungry. I served with (clockwise starting at the top left) shredded lettuce, lime wedges, chopped avocado, fat free sour cream, jalapenos, chopped green onion, diced red onion, diced tomatoes, low-fat shredded cheese, and chopped cilantro.
Heat up some whole wheat tortillas when you're ready to serve.
My husband said these were some of my best and insists that avocado is now non-negotiable for every future taco night. Can't argue with that.
Penn State is now 5-1, still doesn't have a starting QB (Team McGloin!), and there's rumors swirling of Urban Meyer as the successor to JoePa. Should be an interesting season!
We are...PENN STATE!