(This post originally published in 2014. Photos updated on February 18, 2017.)

Can we talk TV for a minute? I have to get this off my chest.

We finished Breaking Bad last week. I have heard so much about it over the past few years so I just knew we were going to love it. We kind of hated it. Well, we hated the first 3 seasons. It took us 3 months to get through them. I finally got really into it in the last episode of the 4th season. Like, really into it. Like, WE HAVE TO WATCH ALL THE EPISODES RIGHT NOW into it. And then when we finally made it to the very last episode? That everyone said was perfect? That everyone said they cried over?

It was stupid. And I hated it. And I wish I’d never even started the show.

Ugh. It was like LOST Part 2 for me. Super frustrating ending where nothing was really wrapped up.

I’ve given up on TV. Except I’m currently marathoning The White Queen (again) because I’ve been sucked into The Cousins’ War book series by Phillippa Gregory (again).


We really loved these Sweet Pork Tacos with Cilantro Ranch Dressing. I tend to avoid recipes that call for ranch in places that ranch wouldn’t typically go. But this one appealed to me because the ranch is blended with green salsa and I am obsessed with green salsa. Plus cilantro and you guys know I’m also obsessed with cilantro.

The pork is slow cooked in a sweet and spicy mixture and was perfectly delicious on it’s own. I usually make double the recipe so that we can have tacos for dinner and then do taco salads for lunch all week.

Sweet Pork Tacos with Cilantro Ranch Dressing
For the pork:
  • 2 to 3 pound pork roast
  • 3 cups Coke
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 4- ounce can diced green chilies
  • 1 15- ounce can tomato sauce
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
For the dressing:
  • 1 cup salsa verde
  • 1 packet ranch dressing mix
  • 1/3 cup cilantro
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 cup sugar
For serving:
  • corn tortillas
  • shredded cheese
  1. Place pork in the slow cooker. In a mixing bowl, whisk together Coke, brown sugar, garlic, diced green chiles, tomato sauce, and taco seasoning. Pour over pork. Cook on low for about 8 hours or until the meat is easily shredded. Shred and place in a large bowl. Pour about 1/3 of a cup of the cooking liquid over the shredded pork and stir.
  2. To make the dressing, put all ingredients in a food processor and process until the cilantro is well chopped and distributed.
  3. Serve in tortillas with cheese.

Want more recipes with ranch?

Ranch Chicken Pizza

Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad

Ranch Pizza Rolls



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