These tacos are pretty much the best thing you have ever had. And that is what made them so fitting for this special occasion.

Banh Mi Tacos

Myself and many food friends are busy celebrating our lovely friend Jessica’s Baby Shower today. Only we live all over the place, so it is really like a virtual baby shower. But that does not take away from the warm wishes and loving intent to celebrate a new little baby coming into the world!

By the way, she has not found about the sex of the baby. Did you guys find out? Or wait for the surprise?

How Sweet Final Graphic

I was way too impatient. And as I always say, it’s a surprise no matter what!
Plus I was wrong in my guessing both times. I kept thinking it would be a boy and I wound up with girls…

Anyways, I am very excited for Jessica who has been out promoting her new book while being 8 months pregnant. (Anyone who has been pregnant knows what that must be taking right now. Dedication.) And she is in such great spirits (and great shape!) and we just really wanted her to know that we are all thinking about her and with her in spirit!!

Banh Mi Tacos

Speaking of spirit, these Banh Mi Tacos created in the spirit of Jessica’s over the top culinary style. Well, mixed with my taco obsession.

These are so insanely delicious I just can’t get over it! I totally ripe doff all of the incredible flavors of a Vietnamese Banh Mi Sandwich and turned them into a taco. A blessed, perfect taco. Warm Corn tortillas are piled high with spicy Asian flavored pulled pork and then topped with the freshest cilantro, thinly sliced cucumbers and carrots ands sweet and picy pickled red onions. Then a little drizzle of spicy sriracha honey sauce and fresh lime juice finishes them off right before I shove ten in my mouth.

Banh Mi Tacos

I hope you love these taco’s and I hope Jessica loves these tacos!!! To check out what everyone else made for the “Baby Shower” check below!

In a large heavy pot over high heat, add the vegetable oil. Sear the pork shoulder on all sides until browned. Add the onions, garlic and jalapeno slices. Then add the soy sauce, vinegar, sugar and stock and reduce the heat to low and put a lid on the pot.

Banh Mi Tacos

Simmer the pork for 3-4 hours, flipping the pork half way through. Cook until the pork is completely tender and falling apart. Pull the shoulder out of the pot with tongs and carefully (it’s hot!!) pull apart the meat with a fork. Set aside the meat and discard of the fat, grizzle and bone. Add the shredded meat back to the pot (with the remaining broth, onions and jalapeno’s.) Cook over medium heat until some of the remaining liquid has cooked down and you have a very moist pulled pork. While the pork is cooking, make the onions and the sauce. For the spicy sauce, whisk together the sriracha, soy, honey and vinegar until well combined. Set aside.

Prepare all of the toppings.

Banh Mi Tacos

When the pork is ready, heat up the tortillas (I like to do so in a dry non-stick pan for about 20 seconds on each side) and pile with the pork and fresh cilantro and sweet and spicy red onions.

Banh Mi Tacos

Then add the fresh cucumbers and red chili’s.

Banh Mi Tacos

And then add the carrots and drizzle with the spicy sauce and a squeeze of fresh lime juice. Enjoy immediately!

Banh Mi Tacos

Banh Mi Tacos

 

Recipe: Banh Mi Tacos with Spicy Sriracha Honey Sauce

Ingredients

  • Pulled Pork:
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 4 pound Pork Shoulder
  • 2 yellow onions, quartered
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 2 jalapenos sliced
  • ¼ cup gluten free soy sauce
  • ½ cup rice wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup sugar (we used beet sugar)
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • Spicy Sriracha Honey Sauce:
  • 2 tablespoons sriracha
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • Corn Tortillas
  • Sweet and Spicy Red Onions
  • Fresh cilantro
  • Carrots, sliced into matchsticks
  • Cucumbers, sliced into matchsticks
  • Fresh red chili’s, thinly sliced

Instructions

  1. In a large heavy pot over high heat, add the vegetable oil. Sear the pork shoulder on all sides until browned. Add the onions, garlic and jalapeno slices. Then add the soy sauce, vinegar, sugar and stock and reduce the heat to low and put a lid on the pot.
  2. Simmer the pork for 3-4 hours, flipping the pork half way through. Cook until the pork is completely tender and falling apart.
  3. Pull the shoulder out of the pot with tongs and carefully (it’s hot!!) pull apart the meat with a fork. Set aside the meat and discard of the fat, grizzle and bone. Add the shredded meat back to the pot (with the remaining broth, onions and jalapeno’s.) Cook over medium heat until some of the remaining liquid has cooked down and you have a very moist pulled pork.
  4. While the pork is cooking, make the onions and the sauce. For the spicy sauce, whisk together the sriracha, soy, honey and vinegar until well combined. Set aside.
  5. When the pork is ready, heat up the tortillas (I like to do so in a dry non-stick pan for about 20 seconds on each side) and pile with the pork and fresh cilantro and sweet and spicy red onions.
  6. Then add the fresh cucumbers and red chili’s.
  7. And then add the carrots and drizzle with the spicy sauce and a squeeze of fresh lime juice. Enjoy immediately!

Preparation time: 20 minute(s)

Cooking time: 4 hour(s)

Number of servings (yield): 12

This is the most Epic list of “trashed up” recipes from this fun group of friends. Happy Drooling!!!

trashed up salads

  1. Gimme Some Oven – Asian Broccoli Salad with Peanut Sauce

  2. The Lemon Bowl – Brussels Slaw with Tahini Dressing and Za’atar Crostini

  3. With Style & Grace – Kale Salad with Apple, Hazelnuts & Bacon

trashed up cocktails

  1. Dine & Dish – Hot Buttered Rum Cocktail

  2. Food For My Family – Cranberry Orange Dark and Stormy Cocktail

  3. Minimalist Baker – Bourbon Pumpkin Milkshakes

  4. Stylish, Stealthy & (sometimes) Healthy – Apple Cider Shandy

  5. A Spicy Perspective – Preggy Punch Mocktail

  6. Girl vs. Dough – Boozy Maple Peanut Butter Cup Milkshake

  7. Honestly Yum – Maple Bacon Pisco Sour

  8. Cookin Canuck – Pink Grapefruit Margaritas

  9. A Thought For Food – Mezcal Citrico Cocktail

  10. A House in the Hills – Pomegranate Rosemary Spritzer

  11. The Novice Chef – Ginger Bourbon Apple Cider

  12. Bran Appetit – Citrus Cider Punch Floats

trashed up burgers

  1. Edible Perspective – Meatloaf Veggie Burgers with Mashed Potatoes + Gravy

  2. The Little Kitchen – Salmon BLT Sliders with an Avocado Aioli & Brie

  3. Daisy At Home – Balsamic Beef Burger with Mac and Cheese

  4. Cookies & Cups – Candied Bacon Maple Cheddar Burger

  5. Climbing Grier Mountain – Trashed-Up Steak Burger with Chicken Fried Bacon & Dijon Gravy

  6. Dessert For Two – Bleu Cheese Burgers + Sweet Potato Fries

  7. Country Clever – Fig Rosemary Roast Chicken Brie Brussels Sprout Panini

  8. Foodie Crush – The Best Cheeseburger Soup

  9. Lady and Pups – Spicy Sambal Chicken Meatball Sub with Eggs

  10. Two Peas & Their Pod – Sweet Potato and Kale Grilled Cheese

  11. Bake Your Day – Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich

trashed up tacos

  1. Spoon Fork Bacon – Crunchy Ground Beef and Cheesy Tacos

  2. The Fauxmartha – Boozy Beef and Butternut Tacos

  3. With Food + Love – Harvest Hash Breakfast Tacos

  4. Mountain Mama Cooks – Crispy Kale and Brussels Sprout Tacos with Bacon

  5. Heather Christo – Bahn Mi Tacos with Spicy Sriracha Honey Sauce

  6. A Couple Cooks – Loaded Huevos Rancheros Tacos

  7. Fitnessista – San Diego Lobster Street Tacos

trashed up desserts

  1. Table for Two – Salted Caramel, Dark Chocolate, and Brown Butter Shortbread Bars with Sprinkles

  2. My Name is Yeh – Mini Vanilla Loaf Cakes, All Trashed Up

  3. Picky Palate – Pumpkin Spice Butterscotch Sprinkle Cupcakes

  4. Sprinkle Bakes – Cake Batter Confetti Cupcakes

  5. Averie Cooks – Easy Homemade Funfetti Cake with Vanilla Buttercream

  6. Sweet Phi – Trashed Up Shortbread Cookie Bars

  7. Love & Olive Oil – Loaded Junk Food Brownies

  8. Lauren’s Latest – Bakery Sugar Cookies

  9. Cookie + Kate – Peanut Butter, Banana, Honey and Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies

  10. Flourishing Foodie – Triple Layer Chocolate Cake with Salted Caramel Buttercream Frosting

  11. The Sugar Hit – Salted Caramel Popcorn Ice Cream Cake

  12. Hummingbird High – Breakfast Cereal Cake Donuts

  13. Top With Cinnamon – Triple Chocolate Vanilla Swirl Crumb Cake

  14. Bake at 350 – Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sundaes

  15. Simple Bites – Lemon Layer Cake

  16. Bakerella – Baby Block Cake Pops

  17. She Wears Many Hats –  Chocolate Covered Grapefruit

trashed up pizza

  1. Bev Cooks – Beer Battered Fried Calamari Pizza

  2. Rachel Cooks – Apple and Chicken Sausage Pizza with Macaroni and Cheese Stuffed Crust

  3. Foodie With Family – Trashed Up Barbecue Turkey Pizza

  4. Shutterbean – Pesto Potato Bacon Pizza

  5. i am a food blog – Grilled Cheese Pizza

  6. My Life as a Mrs – Chili Cheese Dog Pizza

  7. Simply Scratch – Steak + Blue Cheese Pizza with Crispy Fried Shallots and Honey Balsamic Drizzle

  8. The Beeroness – Beer Cheese Tater Tot Pizza

  9. Yes I Want Cake – Roasted Pumpkin Pizza

  10. Two Red Bowls – Bacon Mashed Potato Pizza

  11. Dula Notes – Pork Bahn Mi Pizza

  12. Weelicious – Trashed Up Mexican Pizza Pockets

  13. Take a Megabite – Roasted Beet Pizza

  14. Hungry Girl Por Vida – Hard Cider Braised Pork with Sour Cherries and Cheesy Polenta

      15. Bakers Royale – Trash’d Street Tacos

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Banh Mi Tacos

These tacos are pretty much the best thing you have ever had. And that is what made them so fitting for this special occasion.

Banh Mi Tacos

Myself and many food friends are busy celebrating our lovely friend Jessica’s Baby Shower today. Only we live all over the place, so it is really like a virtual baby shower. But that does not take away from the warm wishes and loving intent to celebrate a new little baby coming into the world!

By the way, she has not found about the sex of the baby. Did you guys find out? Or wait for the surprise?

How Sweet Final Graphic

I was way too impatient. And as I always say, it’s a surprise no matter what!
Plus I was wrong in my guessing both times. I kept thinking it would be a boy and I wound up with girls…

Anyways, I am very excited for Jessica who has been out promoting her new book while being 8 months pregnant. (Anyone who has been pregnant knows what that must be taking right now. Dedication.) And she is in such great spirits (and great shape!) and we just really wanted her to know that we are all thinking about her and with her in spirit!!

Banh Mi Tacos

Speaking of spirit, these Banh Mi Tacos created in the spirit of Jessica’s over the top culinary style. Well, mixed with my taco obsession.

These are so insanely delicious I just can’t get over it! I totally ripe doff all of the incredible flavors of a Vietnamese Banh Mi Sandwich and turned them into a taco. A blessed, perfect taco. Warm Corn tortillas are piled high with spicy Asian flavored pulled pork and then topped with the freshest cilantro, thinly sliced cucumbers and carrots ands sweet and picy pickled red onions. Then a little drizzle of spicy sriracha honey sauce and fresh lime juice finishes them off right before I shove ten in my mouth.

Banh Mi Tacos

I hope you love these taco’s and I hope Jessica loves these tacos!!! To check out what everyone else made for the “Baby Shower” check below!

In a large heavy pot over high heat, add the vegetable oil. Sear the pork shoulder on all sides until browned. Add the onions, garlic and jalapeno slices. Then add the soy sauce, vinegar, sugar and stock and reduce the heat to low and put a lid on the pot.

Banh Mi Tacos

Simmer the pork for 3-4 hours, flipping the pork half way through. Cook until the pork is completely tender and falling apart. Pull the shoulder out of the pot with tongs and carefully (it’s hot!!) pull apart the meat with a fork. Set aside the meat and discard of the fat, grizzle and bone. Add the shredded meat back to the pot (with the remaining broth, onions and jalapeno’s.) Cook over medium heat until some of the remaining liquid has cooked down and you have a very moist pulled pork. While the pork is cooking, make the onions and the sauce. For the spicy sauce, whisk together the sriracha, soy, honey and vinegar until well combined. Set aside.

Prepare all of the toppings.

Banh Mi Tacos

When the pork is ready, heat up the tortillas (I like to do so in a dry non-stick pan for about 20 seconds on each side) and pile with the pork and fresh cilantro and sweet and spicy red onions.

Banh Mi Tacos

Then add the fresh cucumbers and red chili’s.

Banh Mi Tacos

And then add the carrots and drizzle with the spicy sauce and a squeeze of fresh lime juice. Enjoy immediately!

Banh Mi Tacos

Banh Mi Tacos

 

Recipe: Banh Mi Tacos with Spicy Sriracha Honey Sauce

Ingredients

  • Pulled Pork:
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 4 pound Pork Shoulder
  • 2 yellow onions, quartered
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 2 jalapenos sliced
  • ¼ cup gluten free soy sauce
  • ½ cup rice wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup sugar (we used beet sugar)
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • Spicy Sriracha Honey Sauce:
  • 2 tablespoons sriracha
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • Corn Tortillas
  • Sweet and Spicy Red Onions
  • Fresh cilantro
  • Carrots, sliced into matchsticks
  • Cucumbers, sliced into matchsticks
  • Fresh red chili’s, thinly sliced

Instructions

  1. In a large heavy pot over high heat, add the vegetable oil. Sear the pork shoulder on all sides until browned. Add the onions, garlic and jalapeno slices. Then add the soy sauce, vinegar, sugar and stock and reduce the heat to low and put a lid on the pot.
  2. Simmer the pork for 3-4 hours, flipping the pork half way through. Cook until the pork is completely tender and falling apart.
  3. Pull the shoulder out of the pot with tongs and carefully (it’s hot!!) pull apart the meat with a fork. Set aside the meat and discard of the fat, grizzle and bone. Add the shredded meat back to the pot (with the remaining broth, onions and jalapeno’s.) Cook over medium heat until some of the remaining liquid has cooked down and you have a very moist pulled pork.
  4. While the pork is cooking, make the onions and the sauce. For the spicy sauce, whisk together the sriracha, soy, honey and vinegar until well combined. Set aside.
  5. When the pork is ready, heat up the tortillas (I like to do so in a dry non-stick pan for about 20 seconds on each side) and pile with the pork and fresh cilantro and sweet and spicy red onions.
  6. Then add the fresh cucumbers and red chili’s.
  7. And then add the carrots and drizzle with the spicy sauce and a squeeze of fresh lime juice. Enjoy immediately!

Preparation time: 20 minute(s)

Cooking time: 4 hour(s)

Number of servings (yield): 12

This is the most Epic list of “trashed up” recipes from this fun group of friends. Happy Drooling!!!

trashed up salads

  1. Gimme Some Oven – Asian Broccoli Salad with Peanut Sauce

  2. The Lemon Bowl – Brussels Slaw with Tahini Dressing and Za’atar Crostini

  3. With Style & Grace – Kale Salad with Apple, Hazelnuts & Bacon

trashed up cocktails

  1. Dine & Dish – Hot Buttered Rum Cocktail

  2. Food For My Family – Cranberry Orange Dark and Stormy Cocktail

  3. Minimalist Baker – Bourbon Pumpkin Milkshakes

  4. Stylish, Stealthy & (sometimes) Healthy – Apple Cider Shandy

  5. A Spicy Perspective – Preggy Punch Mocktail

  6. Girl vs. Dough – Boozy Maple Peanut Butter Cup Milkshake

  7. Honestly Yum – Maple Bacon Pisco Sour

  8. Cookin Canuck – Pink Grapefruit Margaritas

  9. A Thought For Food – Mezcal Citrico Cocktail

  10. A House in the Hills – Pomegranate Rosemary Spritzer

  11. The Novice Chef – Ginger Bourbon Apple Cider

  12. Bran Appetit – Citrus Cider Punch Floats

trashed up burgers

  1. Edible Perspective – Meatloaf Veggie Burgers with Mashed Potatoes + Gravy

  2. The Little Kitchen – Salmon BLT Sliders with an Avocado Aioli & Brie

  3. Daisy At Home – Balsamic Beef Burger with Mac and Cheese

  4. Cookies & Cups – Candied Bacon Maple Cheddar Burger

  5. Climbing Grier Mountain – Trashed-Up Steak Burger with Chicken Fried Bacon & Dijon Gravy

  6. Dessert For Two – Bleu Cheese Burgers + Sweet Potato Fries

  7. Country Clever – Fig Rosemary Roast Chicken Brie Brussels Sprout Panini

  8. Foodie Crush – The Best Cheeseburger Soup

  9. Lady and Pups – Spicy Sambal Chicken Meatball Sub with Eggs

  10. Two Peas & Their Pod – Sweet Potato and Kale Grilled Cheese

  11. Bake Your Day – Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich

trashed up tacos

  1. Spoon Fork Bacon – Crunchy Ground Beef and Cheesy Tacos

  2. The Fauxmartha – Boozy Beef and Butternut Tacos

  3. With Food + Love – Harvest Hash Breakfast Tacos

  4. Mountain Mama Cooks – Crispy Kale and Brussels Sprout Tacos with Bacon

  5. Heather Christo – Bahn Mi Tacos with Spicy Sriracha Honey Sauce

  6. A Couple Cooks – Loaded Huevos Rancheros Tacos

  7. Fitnessista – San Diego Lobster Street Tacos

trashed up desserts

  1. Table for Two – Salted Caramel, Dark Chocolate, and Brown Butter Shortbread Bars with Sprinkles

  2. My Name is Yeh – Mini Vanilla Loaf Cakes, All Trashed Up

  3. Picky Palate – Pumpkin Spice Butterscotch Sprinkle Cupcakes

  4. Sprinkle Bakes – Cake Batter Confetti Cupcakes

  5. Averie Cooks – Easy Homemade Funfetti Cake with Vanilla Buttercream

  6. Sweet Phi – Trashed Up Shortbread Cookie Bars

  7. Love & Olive Oil – Loaded Junk Food Brownies

  8. Lauren’s Latest – Bakery Sugar Cookies

  9. Cookie + Kate – Peanut Butter, Banana, Honey and Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies

  10. Flourishing Foodie – Triple Layer Chocolate Cake with Salted Caramel Buttercream Frosting

  11. The Sugar Hit – Salted Caramel Popcorn Ice Cream Cake

  12. Hummingbird High – Breakfast Cereal Cake Donuts

  13. Top With Cinnamon – Triple Chocolate Vanilla Swirl Crumb Cake

  14. Bake at 350 – Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sundaes

  15. Simple Bites – Lemon Layer Cake

  16. Bakerella – Baby Block Cake Pops

  17. She Wears Many Hats –  Chocolate Covered Grapefruit

trashed up pizza

  1. Bev Cooks – Beer Battered Fried Calamari Pizza

  2. Rachel Cooks – Apple and Chicken Sausage Pizza with Macaroni and Cheese Stuffed Crust

  3. Foodie With Family – Trashed Up Barbecue Turkey Pizza

  4. Shutterbean – Pesto Potato Bacon Pizza

  5. i am a food blog – Grilled Cheese Pizza

  6. My Life as a Mrs – Chili Cheese Dog Pizza

  7. Simply Scratch – Steak + Blue Cheese Pizza with Crispy Fried Shallots and Honey Balsamic Drizzle

  8. The Beeroness – Beer Cheese Tater Tot Pizza

  9. Yes I Want Cake – Roasted Pumpkin Pizza

  10. Two Red Bowls – Bacon Mashed Potato Pizza

  11. Dula Notes – Pork Bahn Mi Pizza

  12. Weelicious – Trashed Up Mexican Pizza Pockets

  13. Take a Megabite – Roasted Beet Pizza

  14. Hungry Girl Por Vida – Hard Cider Braised Pork with Sour Cherries and Cheesy Polenta

      15. Bakers Royale – Trash’d Street Tacos