Share Your Favorite New Year's Eve Recipes

My favorite is pulled pork tacos.

It's that time of year, when the chilly winter temps make me pull out my Crock Pot at least once a week to cook up a warm meal while I go about my day. I especially like doing so on New Year's eve, when I want to be spending time with friends instead of slaving in the kitchen.

This year I'll be making a new favorite recipe of mine: pulled pork tacos with a delicious orange marmalade sauce and cabbage slaw. I found the recipe, by Sandra Lee, on the Food Network website, and have made the tacos twice now. (Note: you probably don't need as much of the slaw as the recipe suggests.)

What do you wow your family and friends with on New Year's eve? Share your favorite recipes in our comments section below.

Slow Cooked Orange Pork Roast Tacos


  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 (10-pound) bone-in pork shoulder, picnic cut
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 cup orange marmalade
  • 20 corn tortillas
  • Cabbage Slaw, recipe follows


Place the onions in the bottom of a 5-quart slow cooker. Place the pork shoulder, fat and skin side up. in the slow cooker. In a medium bowl stir together soy sauce, garlic, salt pepper and orange marmalade. Pour mixture over the pork. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.

Remove shoulder to a serving platter and let rest for 5 minutes. Break up some of the meat with a fork and arrange on platter. Leave the rest of the meat on the bone to keep it warm and moist and let your guest pull it off the as they need it.

Wrap the tortillas in damp towels, 10 to a towel and microwave on high for 30 seconds. Set out pork and tortillas with Cabbage Slaw and have guests assemble their own tacos.

Cabbage Slaw:

  • 1 head red cabbage, shredded
  • 4 medium carrots, coarsely grated
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

Combine shredded cabbage and grated carrots in a large bowl. Add vinegar, salt, and pepper and toss to combine. Cover with a damp towel and let sit in refrigerator for at least 1 hour or up to 8 hours. Use as topping for pulled pork tacos.

Brooklyn Lowery December 29, 2011 at 04:23 AM
In Indiana (all the Midwest, maybe?), cabbage was the good luck food to eat on New Year's Day. My mom couldn't convince her kids to eat it by itself, so she would sneak cabbage into her vegetable soup (which we loved!) every New Year's. We moved to the South when I was 12, and we adopted the black-eyed peas tradition as well.
Wendy Schapiro December 29, 2011 at 07:54 PM
Holy cow, Grahame, that is the EXACT recipe I was going to post. Isn't it yummy?! :D
Grahame Turner December 30, 2011 at 02:23 PM
It's good, and a real party favorite. People commented all night, and I was like "yeah, but it was super-easy!"
KarenL December 30, 2011 at 07:22 PM
My girls and I buy puff pastry and make simple chicken, cheese and mushroom hors d'oeuvres and won ton wrappers and make shrimp dumplings. We also twist some strips of puff pastry with cinnamon and sugar on them.
cher January 01, 2012 at 01:24 PM
recently a friend got me into baked brie with sliced grannny smith apples and pears instead of crackers, so good...


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