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Hot Barbacoa Tacos
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14/22

Hot Barbacoa Tacos

Executive Chef Kevin Scott of Big Night Entertainment Group serves up his go-to summer spicy dish, hot barbacoa tacos, at Scorpion Bar Foxwoods. The tacos feature slow-cooked pork, Chihuahua cheese, pico de gallo, sliced jalapeños, and spicy chipotle BBQ served in a toasted flour shell. “There is no better way of cooling down your body than indulging in spicy foods," he says. "It might sound odd to most people, but spicy foods make you sweat, which in turn helps you cool down faster.”

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds pork butt
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro (rough chopped)
  • 1 ounce garlic (minced)
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 poblano pepper (small diced)
  • 1 red pepper (small diced)
  • 1 white onion (small diced)
  • 2 jalapeños (seeded and diced)
  • 2 limes (juiced)
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • Pinch of salt and pepper

Directions:

  1. Blend all ingredients and marinate for at least 2 hours.
  2. Cook at 225 degrees for about 2 hours, until pork is falling apart.

Red Pico de Gallo

  • 2 vine-ripe tomatoes (small diced)
  • 2 tablespoon red onion (small diced)
  • 1 tablespoon white onion (small diced)
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro (rough chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon roasted garlic
  • 2 limes (juiced)
  • 1 jalapeños (seeded and diced)
  • 1 spoon raw sugar

Chipotle BBQ Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons chipotle chiles in adobo
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoon honey
  • 4 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Pinch garlic powder

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients and mix well.
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