BBQ Pork Tacos

Tacos Tacos Tacos!

two tacos pork watermark

I think Jake would potentially eat tacos and pizza everyday of his life if he could. In fact when I am out of town I think he may do that. So in the end I have to find ways to mix things up a little when I make tacos because I on the other hand do not ejoy eating the same types of tacos over and over again.

So on this particular day I decided to take out my trusty crockpot and also pull out a pork loin and throw it in before I went to work. Thank goodness I did because it turned out great! I happened to add in some barbeque sauce and we had a delicious meal that I know I will repeat!


1 1/2 cups bbq sauce of your choice

bbq sauce

1/2 cup of water

3 green onions sautéed in salt and pepper and evoo (pictured)

1 yellow onion chopped sautéed in salt and pepper and evoo (pictured)

green onion satay

1-2 pork center cut loins (mine were pre seasoned but we like things with a lot of flavor so we added the onions for extra flavor)


Taco fixings -tomatoes, lettuce, avocado, beans, shells etc.


Put your pork loins, water, onions, bbq sauce (reserve 1/2 for later)  in the crock pot on low for 8-10 hours or high for 4 hours. I really felt that the sautéed onions gave the pork extra flavor and tang because they infused the pork with extra flavor as they cooked throughout the day.

pork in crockpot

The pork will become tender enough that you will be able to shred it with two forks.

cooked pork in crockpot

Remove the pork from the crockpot and put it in a serving platter drizzle remaining bbq sauce on top.

(At this point you can also take the green onions and roughly chop to add to your tacos if you didn’t already add them to the crockpot before, this is up to you.)

This recipe is quick and easy and also a crowd pleaser!

I hope you enjoy


taco pork


Beef Stew

When I first whipped up this soup it was close to the first official day of fall and it was snowing one day and so I pulled out the crockpot and threw in all the ingredients for this delicious stew. The next day it was almost 80 or 90 degrees and Jake and I were riding around in the red jeep with the top down and enjoying the glorious weather!


So you can tuck this stew recipe away for later or now may be the perfect time to pull it out and use it on a chilly night. Let’s face it though, if you are anything like I am, eat it whenever you damn well please!

beef stew in bowl

2 packages of stew meat (about 2 lbs.)
1 tablespoon of olive oil (to brown your meat)
1 whole yellow onion diced
3 celery stalks diced
6 carrots diced
2 cans of diced tomatoes drained
3 cloves of garlic minced
5 cups low sodium beef broth
3 tablespoons flour
1 bottle of beer
2 tablespoons Italian seasoning
Salt and pepper to taste


In a large bowl coat your meat with the flour and toss until it is all evenly coated. Heat a large skillet and add your floured meat and brown on all sides

Dice all your veggies

Turn on your crockpot and all your ingredients; broth veggies, meat beer, spices etc.

You can cook this soup on high for about 4 hours or on low for about 8-10 hours.

I set this in the morning and came back from work and it was all good to go! I just added a bit of salt and pepper to taste- and some hot sauce because we like things spicy and it was delicious on a chilly day we had last week!

I hope you enjoy it!