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Sweet Pulled Pork Taco Salad

It might sound odd, but it was absolutely delicious. See, two nights ago I made pulled pork sandwiches – but even after we ate them, I still had about half the pulled pork left, which is about two pounds. Two pounds! I wasn’t really sure what to do with it, until I thought back to a couple years ago when hubby and I visited some friends in Arizona. One of the days we were there, we stopped at this tiny fresh Mexican place with them for lunch, and I had the most amazing taco salad made with sweet pulled pork. This salad is my version of that one, albeit somewhat healthier since I didn’t make a dressing to go with it. It didn’t need one, though. All I did was add about 1/2 cup regular sugar and 1/4 cup brown sugar to the two pounds of pork before I heated it up! For cooking instructions for the pork, go here.

Oh, and one more thing. You may have noticed the link at the end of every post for a printable version of the recipe. One of my lovely readers suggested it because she wanted a way to easily print my recipes and put them in her recipe binder. I thought it was a fantastic idea, and I hope it’s helpful!

On to the directions; they’re pretty simple. You’ll need the following (for two servings):

While the pork is heating up, chop up a tomato and an onion, and tear some lettuce into smaller pieces.

After the pork has been re-heated, spoon some of it into a bowl.

Add the black beans.

Then add the tomato and onion, along with the cheddar cheese and a handful (about one cup) of crushed up tortilla chips.

Finally, top with the lettuce.

After hubby finished his dish, he actually gave me a standing ovation. I hope you’ll love it that much, too!

Posted by on August 12, 2009.

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6 Responses

  1. Great salad idea!

    by Maria on Aug 12, 2009 at 9:25 am

  2. Is the printable thing a WordPress plugin?

    by Bee on Aug 12, 2009 at 10:10 am

  3. you know I have a big pot of pulled pork in the fridge that I just got out of the freezer! Awesome idea! Thanks!

    by Shelly (cookies and cups) on Aug 12, 2009 at 12:37 pm

  4. Mmmm….we are big fans of taco salad around here. Yours looks scrumptious!

    by Bridget {Bake at 350} on Aug 12, 2009 at 6:23 pm

  5. wow this looks and sounds so delicious! I love taco salads!!!

    by Gaby on Aug 13, 2009 at 12:36 pm

  6. This looks delicious! Definitely a standing ovation worthy picture! I’ve never heard of “sweet” pulled pork before.

    by Katie on May 5, 2011 at 6:58 pm

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Hi there! I’m Tracy, and I live in upstate NY. My husband and I met in college and have been married since 2005. A Canning, baking, writing, photography, and even cleaning (yes, cleaning – it can be oddly relaxing), are all things that I enjoy. This blog brings all of those passions together – but […]more →