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two chipotle pork tacos

Chipotle Pork Tacos

Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 30 mins
Course Main Course
Servings 10 tacos


  • dutch oven


  • 2 lb boneless pork shoulder cut into 2 inch slices
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/2 onion sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 1/2 cups broth
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 can chipotle peppers can use more if you like it SPICY
  • 10 tortillas corn or flour
  • 2 cups cabbage shredded
  • 3/4 cup cheese shredded (cheddar, queso fresco, feta - your choice!)


  • preheat oven to 325 F
  • season pork with a little bit of salt
  • in your dutch oven, heat oil and brown each side of the meat pieces (about 3 minutes each side)
  • remove meat and set aside
  • add onion to pot and cook until slightly brown
  • add garlic, seasonings, broth, juice, and chipotle peppers
  • bring to a simmer, then add meat back in
  • cover and braise in oven until meat is tender (2 or so hours)
  • shred the meat and assemble the tacos!
  • top with shredded cabbage and cheese


If you have kids, like me, keep in mind that this recipe is spicy because of the chipotle peppers! I can't speak to the flavor of the tacos without them, but if I had to guess they would still be amazing because of the orange juice, seasonings, and because it's pork :) Our toddler still ate these after dousing them with yogurt to reduce the kick. 
Keyword chipotle, pork, tacos