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A Year of Slow Cooking

Monday, March 3, 2014

Chipotle Pork Soft Tacos


It looks like I'm on the Rachael Ray show today!

I'm sorry for the last minute notice, I only just found out about 4 seconds ago. :-)  The show was taped a few weeks ago during the Great Big Huge Snow Storm of The Year of The Century and I was only supposed to be in New York for 10 hours.

Instead I was there for 3 days.

But all is wonderful, and today is the airing. This is the recipe I used:

The Ingredients
serves 10

4 to 5 pound pork shoulder roast/butt (bone in or out, your choice)
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
½ teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
1 medium yellow onion, peeled and sliced into rings
4 cloves garlic, chopped
2 tablespoons ground coriander
1 tablespoon cumin
1 tablespoon chipotle chile powder
3 tablespoons honey
1 cup orange juice (about 2 oranges, or you can use bottled)
1 cinnamon stick
2 limes, juiced (to add at the very end)
½ cup chopped cilantro leaves (to add at the very end)

Suggested toppings:
corn tortillas for serving
4 cups finely shredded red cabbage
1 cup sour cream
2 cups grated cheese
2 avocados, diced

The Directions

Rub salt and pepper on all sides of the meat, and brown in olive oil on the stovetop in a large skillet. Using kitchen tongs, place the browned meat into your slow cooker. Using the same skillet, caramelize the onion and garlic until transparent and remove from heat. Whisk in the coriander, cumin chipotle chile powder, honey, and orange juice. Pour this mixture evenly over the top of the meat. Toss in the cinnamon stick.
Cover, and cook on low for 10 hours, or on high for about 5 hours. Shred meat completely using two large forks (discard bone if you used a bone-in roast), and stir in fresh lime juice and cilantro leaves.

Serve in warmed corn tortillas with your desired toppings.

The Verdict

I had a ball and feel so very (VERY) fortunate to have had the opportunity to see Rachael again and work with her amazing staff and production team. Thank you again to Tara, Bridget, and David for keeping me safe and warm in New York!



have a wonderful week, and thank you again for your support, kindness, and for being the best people in the history of the world. xoxo steph
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4 comments:

Kimberli said...

I found the link to your segment on her website...wanted to share it here for those who missed it! You looked great!! http://www.rachaelrayshow.com/recipe/17507_Stephanie_O_Dea_s_Slow_Cooker_Chipotle_Pork_Soft_Tacos/index.html

FiftybyFifty said...

saw you on the show and immediately ordered your book from amazon. I HONESTLY have to say these look like not only the best slow cooker recipes I have ever seen but the best recipes period! So glad I got the book/

Melanie said...

Stephanie - you look so tiny! Congrats on another taping of Rachel's show.

Laurel Nguyen said...

What a fun adventure! Congratulations!

And Thanks for sharing your recipe.

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