This is the kind of recipe that is meant to be a guide. And a learning opportunity. Just look at the images and how many different ways we took our Dry Rubbed Slow-Roasted Pork and used it as a basis for all kinds of tasty corn tortillas tacos!
The images and the suggested ingredients are a guide, so that you will know what we recommend having on hand to make the tacos you see here. The learning opportunity is between you and your own body.
Use the Monash University Smartphone App
We know we sound like a broken record but the fact is, we all need good tools and resources to help us navigate this diet. We hope you have found FODMAP Everyday® to be one of them. We also find the Monash University Smartphone App to be invaluable. The information is reliable, current and if you have your smartphone handy, you can look things up anytime, anywhere.
Let’s say you are at a party and you come across a table laden with the ingredients listed below and there might also be beans, maybe a few kinds, and traditional lactose-laden sour cream and maybe flour tortillas. Do you know what you can eat safely? How do you know?
How Do I Know What I Can Eat?
Following the low FODMAP diet is a learning process. I look at it from two perspectives: 1) You have to go through a structured Elimination phase and Challenge phase to learn what YOU can tolerate. 2) You have to study and learn – even memorize – what the FODMAP content is of as many foods as you can.
Now, if this sounds daunting, don’t get discouraged. Remember, you always have your handy smartphone app with you, but that just addresses the second part of this issue.
It is the combination of knowing what you personally can tolerate and your knowledge of the diet that will allow you to make safe and smart diet choices. Especially on the fly, like at a party!
So this recipe is meant to be a framework for you. To learn from and to enjoy! All of the foods listed here are low-FODMAP, but you do need to be knowledgeable about amounts and also FODMAP Stacking.
If You Are New to the Low FODMAP Diet…
If you are just embarking on this FODMAP journey, you might not be at the point where you know your limits or you might still be in the Elimination phase and adhering to stricter guidelines. If so, then this recipe might not be for you.
Please use your judgment. Here at FODMAP Everyday® we want to help you at every level of your journey!
Slow Roasted Shredded Pork Tacos
Making these Slow Roasted Shredded Pork Tacos is fun! Set out an assortment of low FODMAP toppings and get creative!
Makes LOTS! We recommend 2 to 3 tortillas per serving, modestly topped
- Corn Tortillas
- Dry Rubbed Slow-Roasted Pork, hot and shredded
- Chipotle Mayonnaise
- Feta, crumbled
- Cilantro leaves
- Monterey jack or cheddar cheese, shredded
- Bell peppers, sliced
- Black olives, halved or sliced
- Shredded lettuce
- Lactose-free sour cream or yogurt
- Cherry tomatoes, halved
- Avocado, sliced or diced
- Scallion greens, chopped
- Cooked rice, hot
- Lime wedges
- Low FODMAP salsa
- Warm the tortillas. You can wrap them in foil and heat in a 350°F/180°C oven for 15 to 20 minutes or, do what we often do and wrap about 4 at a time in slightly damp paper towels and microwave at 50% power for 2 minutes or until warmed through. Or fry them in a couple of inches of canola oil until toasty. Drain on paper towels.
- Set out the tortillas with all the other toppings and invite people to mix and match. I typically make 2 or 3 tortillas for dinner and it is quite satisfying!
- I typically put some shredded pork on the tortillas first and then go to town with a little bit of this and a little bit of that. Use the images as inspiration and also as loose guides for amounts. You aren’t trying to pile as much as possible on your tortillas. You want to still be able to pick it up and get it in your mouth!