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Irish Pork Tacos

What a perfect "Irish" meal for St. Patty's Day on Taco Tuesday!
Credit: Cyndy Cass

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Irish Pork Tacos  


•    3 to 4lb bone-in pork shoulder

•    2 bottles Guinness

•    1 onion thinly sliced

•    6 peeled garlic cloves

•    2 tablespoons chili powder

•    1 tablespoon cumin

•    1 tablespoon paprika

•    1 teaspoon coriander

•    1 teaspoon onion powder

•    1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

•    1 teaspoon salt

•    1 teaspoon black pepper

•    2 tablespoons oil

•    Taco shells

Possible Toppings

•    Shredded cabbage

•    Beer Cheese

•    Sour Cream

•    Fresh Cilantro 

•    Lime

•    Jalapenos

•    Avacado


•    Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

•    Combine all spices and rub all over the pork shoulder

•    Heat oil in an ovenproof pan or dutch oven on the stove over medium heat

•    When oil is heated place shoulder in pan and sear on all sides (will take approximately 4-5 minutes per side)

•    While the pork is searing, thinly slice your onion and peel your garlic cloves.  Smash the garlic cloves

•    Pour both bottles of Guinness over the pork and add the onion and garlic

•    Cover the pork with foil and place in a 350-degree oven

•    Cook for approximately 4-5 hours or until the internal temperature reaches 150 degrees

•    When the pork is cooked remove the meat from the bone and shred.  Return the meat to the pan juices

•    To serve, heat taco shell of your choice and place braised meat in the shell

•    Note:  Pairs well with shredded cabbage and beer cheese

Presented by Pam Phillips, Buffalo Mountain Grille