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Quick and Easy Pork Tacos

Quick and Easy Pork Tacos

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Quick and Easy Pork Tacos

INGREDIENTS

  • Pork
  • 1 1/2 lbs. Pork tenderloin, cut into cubes
  • 3 T. Mild chopped green chiles, half of a 4oz. can
  • 2 T. olive oil
  • 1 T. Ancho chili powder
  • 1 T. Apple cider vinegar
  • 1 T. Chili powder
  • 1 T. Lime juice
  • 1 1/4 t. Salt
  • 1 t. Brown sugar
  • 1 t. Garlic powder
  • 1 t. Ground cumin
  • 1/2 t. Dried oregano
  • 1/2 t. Ground coriander
  • 1/2 t. Onion powder
  • 1/2 t. Smoked paprika
  • 1/4 t. Pepper
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp. Cayenne pepper (optional more for heat)
  • Avocado Crema
  • 1 ea. Avocados From Mexico
  • 1/2 c. Sour cream
  • 2 T. Mayonnaise
  • 1 T. Lime juice
  • 1/2 t. Salt
  • 1/4 t. Garlic powder
  • 1/4 t. Ground cumin
  • Corn Salsa
  • 4 ea. Ears of sweet corn, husks removed
  • 1 ea. Red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 ea. Roma tomatoes, diced
  • 3/4 c. English cucumber, diced
  • 1/4 c. Red onions, diced
  • 1-2 ea. Jalapeños, seeded, deveined, minced (1 for mild)
  • 2 T. Lime juice
  • 1 T. Apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 t. Ground cumin
  • 1/2 t. Salt
  • 1/4 t. Garlic powder
  • 1/4 t. Smoked paprika
  • 1/4 t. Pepper
  • For Serving:
  • 10 ea. Corn or flour Mission tortillas, 6 inch
  • 1 ea. Avocados From Mexico, sliced
  • 1/4 c. Cotija cheese, crumbled
  • 2 T. Lime juice
  • 1 t. Hot sauce

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Avocado Crema: In a blender, add all of the Avocado Crema ingredients and blend until smooth, scraping sides down as needed. Note: Can make 6 hours ahead of time and refrigerate in an airtight container.
  2. Corn Salsa: Grill corn: Lightly brush each ear of corn with olive oil. Grease and heat grill to high heat (450°F degrees). Once hot, add corn and close the lid. Cook 2-3 minutes on each side, rotating the corn until all of the sides are lightly charred, approximately 10-12 minutes, closing the lid in between rotations. Set the corn aside and allow to cool enough to handle. Cut the kernels off of the cob and transfer to a large bowl. Add all of the remaining Corn Salsa ingredients to the grilled corn and toss to gently coat. Season with additional lime juice and/or salt and pepper to taste. Let rest for 30-60 minutes at room temperature to let the flavors meld or serve immediately. Note: Corn Salsa will keep covered in the fridge for up to 4-5 days, but is best the first day.
  3. Pork: Place pork on cutting board and pat it dry, then sprinkle it with all of the seasonings. In a large cast iron skillet, heat oil over medium high heat. Add the pork in a single layer and let brown for 1-2 minutes then continue to cook and stir until just cooked through (don’t overcook, 145-155 degrees F). When almost cooked through, stir in green chiles, lime juice and vinegar. Taste and season with additional salt or cayenne pepper to taste.
  4. To serve: Top tortillas with pork, Corn Salsa, Avocado Crema, avocado, freshly squeezed lime juice, hot sauce and Cotija cheese.

Nutrition Facts

Recipe makes 4 servings

Serving Size 1 serving ( 2 Tacos )

Amount per serving

Calories 850

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

  • Daily Value*
  • Total Fat 44g 57%
    • Saturated Fat 11g 55%
    • Trans Fat 0g
    • Polyunsaturated Fat g
    • Monounsaturated Fat g
  • Cholesterol 135mg 45%
  • Sodium 2170mg 94%
  • Total Carbohydrate 68g 25%
    • Dietary Fiber 14g 51%
    • Total Sugars 14g
      • Includes 1g Added Sugars 1%
  • Protein 50g
  • Vitamin D .004mcg2%
  • Calcium 250mg20%
  • Iron 7.1mg40%
  • Potassium 1930mg40%

DID YOU KNOW?

THE AVOCADO IS A FRUIT, NOT A VEGETABLE?

Learn more about the amazing avocado, including it’s rich
history, cultural impact and tasty ways to eat this delicious
superfood in guacamole as well as other dishes!

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