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Pork Tacos

These Pork Tacos are a quick and easy explosion of flavor and texture in every bite - no marinade required! They are loaded with spice rubbed pork, sweet crunchy Corn Salsa and creamy Avocado Crema. The pork is seasoned while on the cutting board, cooked for just a few minutes in a skillet, then piled in tortillas with all your favorite toppings! Prepare yourself for healthy, restaurant delicious Mexican Pork Tacos in the comfort of your own home!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6 -8 servings

Ingredients

Pork

  • 1 1/2 lbs. pork tenderloin cut into 1/4-inch cubes
  • 1 TBS EACH chili powder, ancho chili powder
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tsp EACH garlic powder, ground cumin, brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp EACH dried oregano, smoked paprika, onion powder, ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper optional for more heat
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons mild chopped green chiles (half of a 4 oz. can)
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

Avocado Crema

  • 1 avocado
  • 1/2 cup sour cream or Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

For serving

  • 1 Recipe Corn Salsa
  • 10 Corn or flour tortillas 6-inch
  • lime juice
  • hot sauce
  • crumbled cotija

Instructions

  • Avocado Crema: Add all of the Avocado Crema ingredients to your blender and blend until smooth, scraping sides down as needed. May make 6 hours ahead of time and refrigerate in an airtight container.
  • Corn Salsa: Prepare Corn Salsa anytime before making pork and store in the refrigerator.
  • Pork: While the pork is still on the cutting board, pat it dry then sprinkle it with all of the seasonings. Toss until evenly coated.
  • Heat oil in a large cast iron skillet over medium high heat. Add the pork in a single layer and let brown for 1-2 minutes then continue to cook and stir just until 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.
  • To serve: Top tortillas with pork, Corn Salsa, Avocado Crema, freshly squeezed lime juice, hot sauce to taste and optional Cotija.