Pineapple Peach Chipotle Pork Tacos taste as good as they look. You add a little spice, with a little zest, and you have yourself perfection!
Pineapple Peach Chipotle Pork Tacos
Are you a slow cooker fan? I love to use my slow cooker year round – but for me, it’s especially great in the colder months! It makes having a hot, comforting dish so easy! I was recently presented the opportunity to try a simple, but revolutionary slow cooker. It’s called a Wonderbag! It continues to cook food, which has been brought to a boil by conventional methods for up to 12 hours, without the additional use of fuel. No plugs. No Fuss.
I have to admit, at first I was a little skeptical of how this would work – but was very intrigued by the idea. Having a family of seven, we try to be very conscious of how our money is spent and like most families, we hate high utility bills. It seems like we are always telling someone to turn off a light! Every flip of the switch adds up, ya know?!
What is the Wonderbag?
What is Wonderbag, you ask? Wonderbag has clever insulating properties that allow food that has been brought to the boil point, to finish cooking while in the bag. This greatly reduces the use of additional energy. This means families can cook appetizing, hot meals while saving energy and money. It also means less time tending to the cooking food, allowing women to spend more time with or providing for their families.
While I have the luxury to just go over and turn on my stove or plug in my slow cooker to make dinner … some people aren’t as fortunate. Wonderbag was created to help women in other countries be able to step away from cooking by the fireside and spend more time engaging and supporting their families both relationally and financially.
Did you know that women living in poverty and third world countries typically spend 4-6 hours per day preparing meals? Wood fire cooking is the source of major social, economic, and environmental issues in Africa. Families in Africa that use Wonderbag can reduce their fuel usage by up to 30% representing a significant cost savings that eases the burden of poverty. Using the Wonderbag helps save water, reduces the carbon footprint, minimizes deforestation, smoke inhalation diseases and deaths. For every Wonderbag purchased in the US, one is donated to a family in need in Africa.
How it works
You’re probably wondering how does it work? It works with 2-9 Quart pots with short handles and lid; metal and cast iron work best. To slow cook, simply bring the food to a boil on a stove, let simmer (5 minutes for rice and grains, 15 minutes for root vegetables, meat or presoaked beans), then put the pot with lid into your Wonderbag, close tightly, and slow cook to perfection up to 12 hours. Because it is not on direct heat, it will never overcook or burn. Wonderbag is perfect for bringing delicious home cooked meals to potlucks, dinner parties, tailgating, or camping. It’s also perfect for holidays when stove and counter space are at a premium. Another neat feature is that it can also be used to keep cold food cold! What other slow cooker can do that?!
Since my family really loves tacos, I thought it would be fun to see just how Wonderbag compared to my regular method. To say that I was impressed, would be an understatement! It works just as well as the plug-in variety of slow cooker – and my pork fell apart and shredded just as easily as if I had cooked it in a traditional slow cooker! I can’t wait to see how it handles summer picnics with a cold salad in tow!
I was pleased to share with my kids that cooking with WonderBag makes a difference in the lives of families on the other side of the world. It was a great opportunity to teach them about how different cooking in Africa can be from cooking in the U.S.
Making Pineapple Peach Chipotle Pork Tacos
Cooking with Wonderbag is an eco-friendly, time and money saving option for preparing appetizing meals the whole family will love. Wonderbag is also empowering for women in other countries. Just a reminder – You can Buy One, Give One: For every Wonderbag purchased in the US, one is donated to a family in need in Africa; Families in developing countries who use Wonderbags save up to 30% of their income otherwise spent on fuel for wood stoves. It comes in your choice of Red Batik or Blue Batik.
Every Wonderbag purchase benefits women and families in other countries, and YOU can also get involved by donating a Wonderbag. You can shop for Wonderbag HERE.
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Pineapple Peach Chipotle Pork Tacos
Since my family really loves tacos, I thought it would be fun to see just how Wonderbag compared to my regular method. To say that I was impressed, would be an understatement! It works just as well as the plug-in variety of slow cooker - and my pork fell apart and shredded just as easily as if I had cooked it in a traditional slow cooker! I can't wait to see how it handles summer picnics with a cold salad in tow!
For the pork
- 1-1/2 to 2 pounds pork tenderloin, cut into 2-inch cubes
- 1 jar (24 oz.) Peach Pineapple Chipotle Salsa (I used the Great Value brand)
- 1 chipotle chile in adobo sauce, chopped plus 1 tbsp. sauce from the can
- 2 cups water
Pineapple Peach Salsa
- 1 can (20 oz.) pineapple tidbits, drained
- 1 large peach, pit removed and flesh chopped
- 1/4 cup red onion, chopped
- handful cilantro, chopped
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- Flour tortillas, warmed
- Shredded Cabbage
- Pineapple Peach Salsa (above)
- In a medium bowl, combine all of the salsa ingredients. Mix well. Refrigerate until serving time.
- Place all of the "For the pork" ingredients in a 3-5 qt. Dutch oven. Cover and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and continue to simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from the heat and place your lidded pot in the Wonderbag for a minimum of 4 hours (up to 12 hours) to finish cooking.
- Remove the meat from the pot and shred. Add some of the sauce from the pan to the pork, if desired. Top tortillas with shredded pork, the fresh Pineapple Peach Salsa and some shredded cabbage.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 213Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 64mgSodium: 762mgFiber: 3gSugar: 18gProtein: 22g
Originally published on October 29, 2013. Updated on April 24, 2021.
pineapple and peach with pork sounds like a great combo! The wonderbag is amazing! Sounds really cool! I will have to check it out!
Linda @ With A Blast
I've seen this advertised in SA, but did not give it a second thought :/ You might just have talked me into buying, yet another, gadget .. lol – and I pinned your recipe – love all the ingredients !
The tacos sound awesome!! I'm going to have to give those a try. But I'm also going to have to look into that Wonderbag. It sounds really cool! And I can think of a few people who might like one under the tree this year.
Mouth = Watering! I am looking forward to trying these, and thanks so much for sharing Wonderbag with your followers
Awesome tacos! Thank you for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday.
Brenda @ Chatting Over Chocolate
This sounds so interesting and delicious! Thanks for sharing! 🙂
Your Tacos are fantastic! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope you have a great weekend!
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What an awesome idea! I will need to find one of those bags. I couldn't possibly miss out on having yet another kitchen gadget! 😉
wow…I've never seen that bag before. It would be great to give it a try! seems like it won't take much space, which is always a good thing around the kitchen.
Jamie, I just got my Wonderbag today and can't wait to try these pork tacos! I ordered it to see how it works in the mountains in my 5th wheel where I don't want to use all the propane needed for slow cooking. I'm so excited to try mine out 🙂
This sounds incredible! I love everything about it!
~Amber @ DessertNowDinnerLater.com
I wouldn't believe the wonder bag if you weren't telling me that you tested it. I'm fascinated and will have to look for one. Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday on Organized 31.
That is way too cool! Love a product that's created to help and do good! Those tacos sound absolutely amazing! Thank you so much for linking them up this week!
Pinned and am featuring at Family Fun Friday!
What a clever product. Admittedly, I am not a crockpotter. Part of it has to do with my fear of leaving the thing plugged in while I'm gone (which is pretty much the point of a crock pot, right?). Wouldn't have to worry about that with a Wonderbag.
Thank you for coming by and linking this week, Jamie.
That bag sounds amazing! Want some of those yummy tacos!!!!