Homemade Mexican Tacos with Pulled Pork and Beef Chili Con Carne Recipe

March 28, 2024
Homemade Mexican Tacos with Pulled Pork and Beef Chili Con Carne Recipe

Welcome to TacoTuesday.com, the ultimate destination for taco aficionados! Today, we’re going to embark on a mouth-watering journey, crafting the ultimate homemade Mexican tacos with a delicious twist – combining succulent pulled pork and hearty beef chili con carne. This fusion of flavors is not just a taco; it’s a fiesta on a plate!


For the Pulled Pork:

  • 2 lbs pork shoulder
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

For the Beef Chili Con Carne:

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 1 can (8 oz) tomato sauce
  • 1 can (15 oz) kidney beans, drained
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the Tacos:

  • Corn tortillas
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Lime wedges
  • Diced avocado
  • Grated cheese (optional)
  • Sour cream (optional)


Pulled Pork Preparation:

  • Rub the pork shoulder with olive oil, paprika, cumin, oregano, salt, and pepper.
  • In a slow cooker, place the seasoned pork, add chopped onion, garlic, and chicken broth.
  • Cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours, until the meat is tender and pulls apart easily.
  • Once cooked, shred the pork using two forks and keep it warm.

Beef Chili Con Carne Cooking:

  • In a large pot, brown the ground beef over medium heat. Drain excess fat.
  • Add onion and garlic to the pot and sauté until soft.
  • Stir in chili powder and cumin, cooking for another minute.
  • Add diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, and kidney beans. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Assembling the Tacos:

  • Warm the corn tortillas on a skillet or in the microwave.
  • Place a spoonful of pulled pork on each tortilla.
  • Add a layer of beef chili con carne.
  • Top with fresh cilantro, a squeeze of lime, and diced avocado.
  • Optionally, add grated cheese and a dollop of sour cream.

For an extra kick, add chopped jalapeños to the beef chili.

You can prepare the pulled pork and beef chili con carne ahead of time and reheat them for quick assembly.

Don’t forget to pair your tacos with your favorite Mexican sides and a cold beverage!

Enjoy your homemade Mexican feast and keep visiting TacoTuesday.com for more delicious taco recipes!

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