Who would have thought that slow cooking actually makes getting a meal on the table faster?? You spend a few minutes in the morning throwing things into the slow cooker, and then getting dinner ready literally takes just minutes. Although you won’t spend much time preparing this meal, your family will think you slaved for hours cooking this flavorful, moist pork for these tacos.
In my experience, kids like small things. And who am I kidding, everyone likes small things! When you see a cute little puppy, can you even stand not to want to reach out and pet it? Or little mini kitchen tools – I always want to buy them. These mini tacos are just bite-size and are perfect for little mouths. You can modify and make them any size you want though to accommodate the entire family!
Slow Cooked Honey and Lime Pork Mini Tacos Recipe
Begin by rubbing your spices on the pork loin. Put it in your slow cooker, and then pour your honey and lime mixture over the top. Then set it on low for 6-8 hours and forget about it! When you are getting ready to serve dinner, use a round cutter (I used a small-mouth canning lid) and cut circles out of your tortillas. I found uncooked whole wheat tortillas at my local Costco, and they are pretty much to die for! You can use any tortillas for this recipe – we usually like corn tortillas for our tacos, and those work great too! You don’t have to waste the leftover tortillas – use a pastry brush and spread a little honey on each piece and then sprinkle with cinnamon. Bake until slightly crispy and serve as dessert. Yum!
Next you will prepare your toppings. We used shredded cabbage, chopped tomatoes, and cilantro. Every time we have gone out for authentic tacos, they serve them with cucumbers and radishes. So that is what we did for an authentic experience! This meal is perfect for those days when you are running around like crazy and walk in the door with 15 minutes to get dinner on the table. The lime and honey are a perfect combination for a sweet and tangy taco. Combined with fresh veggies and you will create perfection. Enjoy!
- 3 teaspoon cumin, ground
- 3 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 2 pound pork tenderloin
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/4 cup lime juice
- 2 tablespoon cilantro
- 1/2 cup cabbage
- 1 medium tomato, red
- 1/2 cup salsa
- 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
- In a small bowl combine the cumin and paprika. Rub onto pork loin, and place in slow cooker.
- In another small bowl whisk the honey and lime juice together.
- Pour over pork in the slow cooker. Cook on low for 6-8 hours.
- Shred the pork using two forks and mix with the juices inside the slow cooker.
- Using a circle cutter, cut out mini tortillas from a large tortilla. Heat in a pan until warm.
- Spoon the pork into warmed tortillas and top with your favorite toppings.