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10 mins
1 hr 45 mins
8 cups shredded pork


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  • Trim fat from ribs. Place in a large, heavy, deep pot. Add onion, garlic and 1 teaspoon salt. Add enough water to cover ribs, about 10 to 12 cups.

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  • Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to maintain a simmer and cook, uncovered, for 1 hour. Cover pot; cook for 30 minutes.

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  • Remove pot from heat and drain. Transfer ribs to cutting board and let stand until cool enough to handle.

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  • In same large pot as before, place corn, tomatoes, chiles, barbecue sauce, pepper and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt. Remove and discard any fat and bones; shred remaining meat. Add meat and 1/4 cup water to pot. Bring to a simmer and cook until heated through, about 5 minutes. Serve. Or keep mixture covered with plastic wrap in the refrigerator for several days and use as needed. Or freeze for up to 3 months. Makes 8 cups.

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To serve Shredded Pork Tacos:
  • Heat corn tortillas in microwave for 15 to 45 seconds. Meanwhile, heat 1/4 cup shredded pork for each tortilla until warmed through. Top each tortilla with filling. Mixture could also be served with rice or on small potato rolls.

  • Nutrient Value Per Taco: 255 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated),15 g protein, 30 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 779 mg sodium, 44 mg cholesterol.

Nutrition Facts

204 calories; total fat 7g; saturated fat 3g; cholesterol 44mg; sodium 766mg; carbohydrates 20g; fiber 1g; protein 14g.