This post was created by Susannah from Feast & West and originally published there on December 19, 2016.
Holiday Apple Cider Pulled Pork Tacos are an easy meal to make at the holidays. Use a crock pot or slow cooker to cook pork flavored with spices and Martinelli’s Cider or Apple Juice. Serve it on tortillas with apple matchsticks, dried cranberries, arugula and honey for an offbeat, festive holiday meal.
Whenever the holidays roll around, my mom and I always discuss menus. We talk about which meals we’re going to eat at home, what time, who will be there, how many people, who will eat what, what we’ll eat, who’s going to cook what, et cetera, et cetera.
We’re not just talking a big Christmas feast. We’re talking dinners and breakfasts and lunches and snacks to have on hand.
- Trim excess fat from the meat. Place in a slow cooker. Top with 2 cups Martinelli’s Cider or Apple Juice. Sprinkle with cinnamon, cloves, salt and peppers. Drizzle with remaining 1/2 cup cider/juice. Cook on high for 6 to 8 hours, until pork is cooked and falls off the bone.
- Transfer to a baking dish. Use two forks to shred pork. Remove any excess fat.
- Cut apples into matchsticks — to do this, quarter then slice them vertically and horizontally to get long and skinny pieces.
- Warm tortillas. Fill with pork and top with apple matchsticks, dried cranberries and arugula leaves. Drizzle with honey. Serve immediately.