Tacos to my left. Tacos to my right. CRISS CROSS. It’s taco time.

Y’all. TACO DAY is like every kids dream of a half birthday.

Here are two yummy recipes that go a little further than your classic taco kit, but involve the same, if not less, work.

Pork Carnitas

3-4 pounds of pork shoulder or pork loin roast (if you go with something more lean it will be far less tender and delicious)

one onion cut into large chunks


garlic powder

chili powder




Step 1: Cut pork into 4-5 large chunks.

Step 2: lay cut up onion on bottom of crockpot and place chunks of pork on top. Poor about half a cup of water into crock pot.

Step 3: generously season the pork. I’m sorry but I do not have exact measurements - 100 Days of Real Food has a great recipe that uses exact measurements for seasoning.

Step 4: Lid on top, cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 4ish hours, or on high for 2 and low for 2 more if maybe you forget to thaw your meat completely.


Favorite Homemade Queso

1 lb white american cheese (from the deli, one solid chunk or very thick slices)

½ cup milk

2 tbsp butter

1 small can of green chilis

Pinch of cumin

Pinch of garlic salt


Step 1: cut cheese into small cubes

Step 2: Melt cheese in a pot with milk over medium-low heat

Step 3: Stir continuously so it doesn’t burn

Step 4: Add in green chilis and pinch of cumin and garlic salt

Serve immediately