Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Family-Style Pork Tacos

Well other than the cutting of the pork in to cubes, which my wonderful husband did for me, this recipe was super easy!  It was tasty and fast, but not a wow.  I had run out of mozzarella, but I had this Mexican Quesadilla melting cheese that tasted like mozzarella, and worked great.  It wasn't nearly as good as Soft Pork Tacos I made on 11/11/11, but it was way faster and not a bad dinner.  It doesn't look too pretty as the spice blend and the melted cheese made for a brown slop like splat on the tortilla, but it tastes way better than it looks ;). 

Family-Style Pork Tacos

1 1/2 Tbl ancho chile powder
1 Tsp salt
1/2 Tsp dried oregano
1/4 Tsp ground cumin
1/8 Tsp freshly ground pepper
Pinch of cinnamon
Pinch of allspice
1 1/2 Lb pork tenderloin cut into 1/3-inch cubes
1 medium white onion chopped
2 Tbl cider vinegar
5 Tbl minced cilantro
3 Tbl extra-virgin olive oil
1 Cup shredded mozzarella cheese
Sixteen warmed 6- or 8-inch flour or corn tortillas, mashed avocado,
-shredded or leaf lettuce, salsa and lime wedges, for serving

1. In a large bowl, mix the ancho powder with the salt, oregano, cumin,
pepper, cinnamon and allspice. Add the pork, onion, vinegar and 1/4 cup
of the cilantro and mix well.
 2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet. Add the pork and stir-fry
over moderately high heat until browned outside and just cooked through.
Transfer the pork to a colander to drain, then sprinkle with the cheese
and the remaining 1 tablespoon of cilantro. Transfer the pork to a
serving bowl and serve with the warmed tortillas, mashed avocado,
lettuce, salsa and lime wedges.
just the meat

with the avocado, lettuce and salsa

1 comment:

  1. Those look and sounds delicious! Perfect for a mexican night :)

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