Pulled Pork Tacos with Chayote Squash and Apple Slaw

Between mouthfuls of sweet, tender pork, crispy apples, chayote squash and soft homemade corn tortillas, I am one happy girl. A girl with drippy sweet and spicy chipotle pork sauce running down her fingers, and a belly full from not being able to stop myself from having one. more. taco. again.

Pulled Pork Tacos with Chayote Squash and Apple Slaw

This whole delicious thing on my plate right now started with a chayote squash I got from a very good friend of mine. His father has a farm close by and grows just about every vegetable I've ever heard of, and some I haven't. Like this chayote squash, how have I never heard of it before? Have you ever seen this prickly thing that looks a little like an alien about to throw a punch?

When it's eaten raw it is like a cross between jicama and cucumber. It's juicy, crunchy, and a little sweet. Perfect for coleslaw.

If you're in or around Vancouver you can pick up chayote squash from: Linc's Specimen Tree's4299 Glemore Road,Abbotsford, BC604-202-7735

It is by appointment only so make sure you call before you head out on your chayote squash hunt.

If you haven't seen a chayote squash before this is one here ↓

Pulled Pork Tacos with Chayote Squash and Apple Slaw

Funny looking thing, right?

You'll want to peel the skin. It is edible but those thorns you see are pretty spiky and I can't imagine they would feel good in your mouth. The soft seed inside is edible too.

Pulled Pork Tacos with Chayote Squash and Apple Slaw

These tacos are made with homemade tortillas and if you have the time I totally recommend making them. They're kind of insane how good they are. Like, who-even-needs-the-rest-of-the-taco-stuff-when-you-have-these kind of insane. Kidding. Sort of.

They're super simple to make but they will take you a few minutes. If you're in a rush you can sub some store-bought ones as long as you promise me you'll make them one day soon. 🙂

Pulled Pork Tacos with Chayote Squash and Apple Slaw

The recipe will give you more pulled pork than you'll need for the tacos. Trust me, you'll be happy about this. If you have leftover coleslaw you can put it on a bun with the pork and some mayo and have yourself a crazy delish sandwich the next day.

I ♥ leftovers

Pulled Pork Tacos with Chayote Squash and Apple Slaw
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Chipotle Pulled Pork Tacos with Chayote Squash and Apple Slaw

Between mouthfuls of sweet, tender pork, crispy apples, chayote squash and soft homemade corn tortillas, these Chipotle Pulled Pork Tacos are incredible!

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Ingredients

Pulled Pork

  • 1 ½ lb pork butt
  • 1 cup beer
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced

The Coleslaw

  • ¼ cup plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 1 medium crisp apple, diced
  • ½ chayote squash, cut into small strips
  • ½ cup finely shredded red cabbage
  • ¼ cup finely sliced red onion
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped

Tacos

  • 8 small corn tortillas
  • Optional toppings: sour cream, guacamole, salsa

Instructions 

  • Put the pulled pork ingredients into your slow cooker and cook on low heat for 8-10 hours. When it's finished cooking, transfer the pork to a bowl and shred it with 2 forks.
    1 ½ lb pork butt, 1 cup beer, ¼ cup brown sugar, 1 tablespoon chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, ½ teaspoon sea salt, ¼ teaspoon cumin, 2 cloves garlic
  • Pour the liquid from the slow cooker into a small pot and bring it to a boil over high heat. Boil until the sauce is thick enough to coat a spoon then pour it over the pulled pork.
  • In a large bowl, mix the yogurt, mayonnaise, lime juice, garlic, and salt. Add the apple, chayote squash, cabbage, onion, and cilantro and toss to coat.
    ¼ cup plain yogurt, 2 tablespoons mayonnaise, 1 tablespoon lime juice, 1 small garlic clove, 1 pinch sea salt, 1 medium crisp apple, ½ chayote squash, ½ cup finely shredded red cabbage, ¼ cup finely sliced red onion, 2 tablespoons cilantro
  • Warm the tortillas wrapped in a cloth in your microwave for about 20 seconds.
    8 small corn tortillas
  • Top the warm tortillas with pulled pork, slaw, and any or all of the toppings.
    Optional toppings: sour cream, guacamole, salsa
Serving: 2 tacos, Calories: 479kcal, Carbohydrates: 50g, Protein: 36g, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g, Monounsaturated Fat: 5g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 105mg, Sodium: 552mg, Potassium: 847mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 21g, Vitamin A: 374IU, Vitamin C: 12mg, Calcium: 115mg, Iron: 3mg
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