The Talk: Tre Wilcox
The Talk celebrated tailgating once again with Chef Tre Wilcox, who shared Pulled Pork Tacos and Chocolate-Cardamom Custard for Thursday Night Football. You can see more of Wilcox in his YouTube series, 2 Minutes with Tre Wilcox. Wilcox is also known as a Top Chef All Star.
The Talk: Tre Wilcox BBQ Red Chili Braised Pulled Pork Tacos Recipe Ingredients
Wilcox cooked with Julie Chen and guest co-host Deborah-Lee Furness, who you may recognize as Hugh Jackman’s wife. She just learned about the concept of Tailgating before cooking with Tre.
Tre explained that Hominy is an “indigenous Hispanic ingredient,” and it’s simply a type of dried corn. He used Hominy instead of garbanzo beans to end up with something similar to hummus, adding that it would also make a great dip.
- 7 lb Pork Shoulder
- 2 tbsp Tomato Paste
- 1 chopped stalk Celery
- 3 cups Chicken Broth
- dried Ancho Chiles
- 1 chopped Carrot
- 4 chopped Yellow Onions
- 1/3 cup Olive Oil
- 1 tbsp Salt
- Corn Tortillas
- 2 cups Hominy
- 1/4 cup diced Yellow Onion
- 3 tbsp Lemon Juice
- 2 tbsp toasted Pumpkin Seeds
- 2 tbsp minced Garlic cloves
- 3/4 cup Canola Oil
- 2 tsp Salt
- 1 cup shredded Green Cabbage
- 1/4 cup Cilantro leaves
- 1 cup shredded Radish
- 1 tbsp Lime Juice
- Olive Oil
Tre Wilcox: The Talk BBQ Red Chili Braised Pulled Pork Tacos Recipe Directions
- Rinse and dry the pork before patting it with salt.
- Put oil in a Dutch oven on medium heat and add pork to brown for about one minute per side.
- Add ancho chiles to toast. Remove and reserve pork.
- Add in tomato paste with celery, chicken broth, onions, and carrots.
- Return pork to the pan; cover and transfer to the oven at 275 F for about four hours.
- Remove meat and let cool enough to handle. Then pull it apart and shred it up as much as you like.
- Let pan liquid cool before transferring it to the blender.
- Strain into a sauce pot and cook until reduced by half.
- Add salt and lime juice to the sauce before mixing it with the meat again.
- Puree hominy ingredients in a blender or food processor.
- Mix slaw ingredients in a bowl and add salt to taste.
- Scoop some hominy, pork, and slaw into each corn tortilla to serve.