Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Smoky Pork Tacos

I love grilled ribs, but have been looking for a good way to use them leftover. I've been having a lot of luck finding ribs marked down to under $1.50 a pound lately so there have been ribs on the menu every week for the past 3-4 weeks. Last night, I finally came up with a great way to use the leftover grilled ribs that kept them moist and flavorful, and we made incredible tacos. The entire dinner came together in 15 minutes and was amazingly good. Definitely worth giving a try when you have a leftover ribs hanging around in your refrigerator.

Smoky Pork Filling:
5-6 leftover grilled pork ribs, bone in ($3.25)
2/3 C. water (free)
1/3 C. red wine ($.25)
1 1/2 tsp. rib rub ($.05)
1/2 tsp. black pepper ($.05)

Taco Ingredients:
10-12 corn tortillas ($.35)
1 C. refried beans ($.40)
1 small minced onion ($.05)
1/3 C. sour cream ($.15)
3 T. minced cilantro ($.05)
2 plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped ($.10)

Cut meat off the bone into small, bite sized pieces. Add 1/3 C. water and half of the red wine to a medium sized pan, heat over medium heat and add meat with seasonings - braise uncovered over medium low heat for 5-10 minutes, add more water and red wine as the meat absorbs the liquid and gets tender.

Yields = 10-12 tacos
Cost: $4.70

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