Spicy Pork Tacos

slow cooked pork, salsa and cabbage in tortillas on plate with lime and chips
slow cooked pork, salsa and cabbage in tortillas on plate with lime and chips
slow cooked pork, salsa and cabbage in folded tortillas on plate

Easy peasy pork tacos

Some things are INCREDIBLY easy to cook.  Take for example, these spicy pork tacos.  Just marinate a chunk of pork in the good stuff: garlic, lime, olive oil, chile pepper, then cook it low and slow (as God intended all pork to be cooked).  Cut it into strips, serve it in a tortilla with your favorite salsa and some tangy slaw and BAM!  You got yourself a beautiful and tasty meal.  NO extra chopping, shredding, sautéing or any other Masterchef magic.  Just marinate, cook, cut and eat.
If only everything in life could be so simple!  If you are new to cooking this recipe is for you.  No need for difficult to find Mexican spices as you would need for a proper mole.  No tricky set-ups like you would need for tacos al pastor.  Marinate and slow cook.  Who knows, this could very well be the stepping stone that leads to more difficult recipes in the future!
 slow cooked pork, salsa and cabbage in tortillas on plate with lime and chips
raw pork covered in marinade
In a small bowl, mix together garlic, olive oil, lime juice, and ground red chile pepper and set aside. Season the pork on both sides with a sprinkling of sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. Coat pork on both sides with the garlic and lime spice mixture. Cover or put in a ziplock bag and allow to marinate in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours or overnight.
cooked pork in marinade
When pork is ready, heat oven to 175C/350F. Place in a baking tray and cook in the oven for 45 min-1 hour or until internal temperature has reach 145F/63C. When fully cooked, take out the pork and let rest for 5-10 minutes then thinly slice.
sliced slow cooked pork
While pork is cooking, thinly slice cabbage and toss in lemon juice or vinegar, salt and sugar. Set aside.
slow cooked pork, salsa and cabbage in tortillas on plate with salsa and chips
For assembly, place 2-3 pork slices in a corn tortilla alongside a sprinkling of cabbage and salsa. Enjoy!

 

 

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slow cooked pork, salsa and cabbage in tortillas on plate with lime and chips

Spicy Pork Tacos


  • Author: Spicepaw
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 10-12 tacos 1x

Description

These pork tacos are marinated in garlic, lime and chile then slow-cooked to perfection and wrapped in a tortilla with fresh salsa and a tangy slaw. #tacos #pork #spicy #easymeals


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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1.5 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 tsp ground red chili pepper
  • 300 g-400 g (10.514 oz) pork topside
  • sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup finely shredded red cabbage
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice or vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • fresh salsa
  • warm tortillas

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, mix together garlic, olive oil, lime juice, and ground red chile pepper and set aside.
  2. Season the pork on both sides with a sprinkling of sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  3. Coat pork on both sides with the garlic and lime spice mixture.
  4. Cover or put in a ziplock bag and allow to marinate in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours or overnight.
  5. When pork is ready, heat oven to 175C/350F.
  6. Place in a baking tray and cook in the oven for 45 min-1 hour or until internal temperature has reach 145F/63C.  When fully cooked, take out the pork and let rest for 5-10 minutes then thinly slice.
  7. While pork is cooking, thinly slice cabbage and toss in lemon juice or vinegar, salt and sugar.  Set aside.
  8. For assembly, place 2-3 pork slices in a corn tortilla alongside a sprinkling of cabbage and salsa.  Enjoy!
  • Category: Tacos, Pork
  • Method: slow roasting
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Keywords: Tacos, pork, spicy, garlic, lime, chili

slow cooked pork, salsa and cabbage in folded tortillas on plate with chips

 

 

slow cooked pork, salsa and cabbage in tortillas on plate with lime and chips

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. mistimaan says:

    Nice recipe

  2. So easy and so delicious! I think all those studies must skip us Millennials who cook for a living. 🙂

    1. Natasha says:

      Technically, I am a millennial and I love having other millennials around for dinner. In their eyes, I am a culinary goddess. 🙂

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