Slowcooker Cuban Pork Tacos with Jicama Slaw


How does a food blogger and self-proclaimed food lover go 10+ days without her every last pot, pan, spice, spoon, spatula, blender, cutting board, baking sheet, measuring cup, dish, bowl, condiment, or staple pantry item? Just to name a few. I even wince at the thought of not having my waffle iron around. I’m going to be in between jobs and 5-star breakfasts during this transition only seem appropriate.

My blood pressure rises just thinking about the travesty that is moving…and quickly approaching. Breathe.


Our friend, Liz, offered up her sympathy after having been kitchen-less while moving, too. She had the wise suggestion to bring along my crock pot…and some knives. There’s a lot of simple meals that can be made in the crock pot with very few ingredients and I am going to heed her advice.

I think I’m going to beg, plead, and insist that I can take one large Tupperware storage container for “kitchen necessities” + a cooler to take some condiments (I don’t want to waste!). I’m sure it will take some being creative, but I’m up for the challenge. I think.


This slow cooker recipe was one that immediately caught my eye. Was it all the spices? Was it the jicama slaw? Was it the fact that it cooks for 8-9 hours making it perfect for a weekday meal?

All of the above, I do believe.

We don’t eat a ton of pork, mainly because it’s not our preferred meat. That said, slow cooked pork is absolutely perfect in dishes like tacos. The pork roast is leaner than the commonly used pork shoulder making this meal all the leaner, without sacrificing flavor. Don’t skip the jicama in this recipe. Between its subtle sweetness and intense crispiness, it’s one that perfectly finishes these tacos.


Off to my dialysis unit…3 short weeks of work left. Crazy, crazy.

 P.S. How cute and all too appropriate is this sign I found on Pinterest?

Be well,


  1. I just found a recipe for jicama slaw and I’ve been dying to try it! How does the jicama taste? I’ve never had one before!

    • Nicole, RD says:

      Hmm. The texture is crisp…a raw potato or celery without the strings comes to mind. The flavor is watery like watermelon but subtly sweet….so good :)

  2. These look delicious.. I love Jicama slaw and I can imagine it tasted wonderful on those pork tacos.

  3. I’m sad because this reminds me how I still need to collect my slow cooker from my friends’ house! Ugh.

  4. Oooo, we had these tacos last week too- so good! We went the Cuban sandwich quesadilla route with the leftover and they were pretty darn tasty too. Good luck with the move- I know I’m stressing over our (local) move next week. Gotta start packing!

  5. Good luck with the move & the last three weeks of work!

  6. Hope the move goes well — crockpot cooking is a great idea!

    I’ve never had jicama but I’ve heard how refreshing it is…bet it’s fantastic on these tacos!

  7. This sounds and looks amazing. The slowcooker really is the best invention ever. Well . . . after wine obviously. :)

  8. This looks so good! Love the sign on pinterest :) You’ll be fine – you will survive! Good luck!

  9. I would have suggested the crockpot too!

  10. Glad you liked the pork – your photos are fab! Good luck with the move!

  11. Love how this looks – going to make it – what is a suggestion for a good side paring?


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