Slow Cooked Mexican Pulled Pork Tacos

Chipotle who? These Pulled Pork Tacos are so flavorful and easy to make. I far prefer them to their less-healthy restaurant counterparts.  It’s always nice to come home from work knowing that dinner is already made and waiting for you, and since there is virtually no prep work for these it’s super quick to just toss all the ingredients in your slow cooker in the morning! The spices in this sauce were absolutely perfect and when the shredded pork was added back into the pot, the sauce-to-meat ratio was spot on. If you didn’t have dinner plans for Cinco de Mayo on Thursday, now you do!

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Slow Cooked Mexican Pulled Pork Tacos

Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb pork tenderloin, lean and trimmed of visible fat
  • 15 oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 8 small (6”) corn tortillas (such as Mission Extra Thin Yellow Corn Tortillas)
  • ½ cup reduced fat shredded Mexican cheese (I used Weight Watchers Brand)
  • 1 medium-sized tomato, sliced
  • Romaine lettuce, shredded
  • Cilantro, chopped
  • Optional Toppings (not included in WW P+ totals): guacamole (Wholly Guacamole pictured above), sour cream, black olives, etc.

Directions:

  1. Place pork tenderloin the slow cooker.  In a medium bowl, mix together tomato sauce, chili powder, cumin, brown sugar, cayenne pepper, salt and garlic. Pour over the top of the pork. Cook on low for 8-9 hours.
  2. Remove tenderloin and shred against the grain using two forks. Return pork to the sauce and stir to combine.
  3. Heat your tortilla in the microwave for 10-30 seconds to warm. Layer pork and toppings onto tortillas and serve.

MyWW SmartPoints per (3/4 cup of pork) serving: (SP calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)

Green: 3 SmartPoints/ Blue: 3 SmartPoints/ Purple: 3 SmartPoints

MyWW SmartPoints per (2 tacos with 2 tortillas, ¾ cup pork, 2 tablespoons cheese, ¼ tomato, lettuce) serving: (SP calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)

Green: 6 SmartPoints/ Blue: 6 SmartPoints/ Purple: 6 SmartPoints

Weight Watchers Points Plus (Pork only, 3/4 Cup):
4 per serving (P+ calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)

Weight Watchers Points Plus (2 tacos with 2 tortillas, ¾ c pork, 2 T cheese, ¼ tomato, lettuce, cilantro):
7 per serving (P+ calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)

NUTRITION INFORMATION for pork only, 3/4 cup:
193 calories, 13 g carbs, 8 g sugars, 4 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 26 g protein, 2 g fiber (from myfitnesspal.com)

NUTRITION INFORMATION (2 tacos with 2 tortillas, ¾ c pork, 2 T cheese, ¼ tomato, lettuce, cilantro):
232 calories, 15 g carbs, 9 g sugars, 6 g fat, 3 g saturated fat, 29 g protein, 3 g fiber (from myfitnesspal.com)

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