Here in the south you can get your hands on a barbecue plate pretty easily. A barbecue plate typically has pulled pork barbecue, baked beans, and coleslaw. A pickle and some type of bread is also included. When I make barbecue, I always have enough for more than one meal. I decided to put my leftover meal components into a taco to give it a new spin.
You can make your pork, beans and coleslaw from the recipes below or pick up the ingredients from your local barbecue joint. I started by heating the pulled pork with a little finely chopped jalapeno and warming the baked beans. To build the taco, place baked beans in the bottom of the taco shell. Top with the pulled pork and coleslaw. Finish with a pickle and a drizzle of barbecue sauce. I like mine really spicy.
My Aunt Julia's Baked Beans (the best!)
1 large onion, diced
1/2 medium bell pepper, chopped
1 clove garlic minced
2 (16 oz) cans pork and beans
1/4 cup ketchup
1/3 cup molasses, brown sugar or honey
1 Tbs. bacon drippings
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 Tbs. mustard
dash of hot sauce
Saute the onion and bell pepper until tender. Add the garlic and saute 1 minute more. Mix all ingredients together and pour into a casserole dish in which you have melted the bacon drippings. Bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes or until thick, stirring occasionally. When beans are thick, turn oven off. Leave beans in the oven for an additional 30 minutes.
Coleslaw You can up the southwest factor by adding pickled jalapeno and/or cilantro to your coleslaw.