I’ve been wanting to try something new for dinner & it had to be something in the crock pot because I am dying in this heat. I had bought a pork roast on sale & I found this recipe & absolutely loved it! You can totally substitute chicken if you want, just slow-cook it less time. The combination of the savory pork with the sweet, chunky avocado & mango salsa is right on the money! It’s a fabulous, perky summer taco.

 

 

Crockpot Jerk Pork Tacos with Avocado & Mango Salsa


Yield 6 to 8 Servings

Ingredients

Jerk Rub:

  • 1 Tbsp dried onion flakes
  • 1/2 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp allspice
  • 1/4 tsp dried nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

Pork and Marinade:

  • 3 lbs pork roast
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • Jerk Rub (from recipe above)
  • 1 fresh lime, squeezed (3-4 Tbsp)
  • 1/2 cup orange juice

Avocado and Mango Salsa:

  • 1 large avocado
  • 2 large mangoes (or about 2 cups frozen chunks, thawed)
  • 3 Tbsp finely diced red onion
  • 2 Tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 fresh lime, squeezed (3-4 Tbsp)
  • Salt & Pepper

Instructions

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl for the jerk rub & stir together. Makes approximately 4 Tablespoons.
  2. Place pork roast into a crock pot. Using a knife, score the pork roast & rub the minced garlic into the slits. Sprinkle 3 Tablespoons of the jerk rub (saving 1 Tbsp for later) over the pork roast. Pour the lime & orange juices over the top. Let the pork marinate, covered in the fridge for 4 hours, spooning marinade over the top occasionally.
  3. Once the pork has been marinaded, cook it in the crock pot on low for 8-9 hours, or until shreddable. Once meat is tender, remove from crock pot & shred. Strain the juices from the meat & SAVE. Put shredded meat & strained juices back into the crock pot. Add remaining 1 Tbsp jerk seasoning to the mixture, stir & let the pork heat up for another 15-30 minutes on low.
  4. Meanwhile, dice the avocado & mangoes & put them in a medium sized bowl. Add the finely diced red onion, chopped cilantro, and fresh lime juice & season to taste with salt & pepper.
  5. When ready to serve, place meat mixture onto soft flour tortillas & top with salsa. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

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Recipe altered from SkinnyTaste