10 January 2021

Mini Pineapple Pulled Pork Tacos (AIP and Paleo)

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One of the challenges of following the AIP or Paleo diet can be prep time.  It can take a lot of work and effort to prepare meals. One thing that I have learned that really helps is to cook a large chunk of meat in the slow cooker and find different ways to enjoy it throughout the week. It saves so much time when you don't have to prepare a whole meal.  I came up with this recipe when I was trying to find a creative and AIP friendly way to enjoy pulled pork.  

Pineapple Pulled Pork

3 lb pork sirloin

1 20 ounce can of pineapple tidbits or chunks

1/4 C maple syrup

Combine all the ingredients in a slow cooker on low for 8 hours. Then shred into pulled pork. I like to include the pineapple in with the shredded pork.  

Teriyaki Glaze

1 C pineapple chunks

1/3 C coconut aminos

1/2 tsp ginger

3 TBSP apple cider vinegar

2 tsp arrowroot powder

1 TBSP maple sugar

Combine all the ingredients in a blender. Then place in a sauce pan and bring to a boil. Lower to a simmer until thick, about 8 minutes.  

Mini Tortilla Shells

1 C plus 1 TBSP cassava flour

1/2 C palm shortening

1/2 C coconut milk (I find the homemade version works the best, you will need shredded coconut)

2 TBSP coconut flour

1/4 tsp salt

Avocado oil for cooking

Place the cassava flour in a bowl. Using a pastry blender, work in the palm shotening until you have small pea-sized chunks.

Add the coconut milk and 1 TBSP of coconut flour and salt. Gently mix together. 

Next, place some parchment paper on your working surface and sprinkle it with a little cassava flour. 

Add the other TBSP of coconut flour to the cassava flour.  Then knead the dough until a nice ball forms. 

Break off about 1 TBSP pieces of dough and gently work with fingers into a small tortilla, about 1.5 inches across. 

With a frying pan on medium to low heat, add avocado oil (Not too much! If you try to fry these they will fall apart. Use just enough to keep them from sticking.) 

Add two or three tortillas and cook slowly until you see small bubbles, about 2 minutes. Then flip and cook again, about another 2 minutes.  

Taco Assembly

Place a few tortillas on a plate and top with shredded pork. Add pineapple tidbits and drizzle teriyaki glaze on top.  Enjoy!  

Dr. Ammie Chapman

Hi! I am Ammie Chapman, mother, wife, chiropractor and clean living fan. I have had my struggles with health issues that I have been able to treat with diet and lifestyle changes. I am hoping it may help you too. 

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