Monday, June 1, 2015

Easy Pork and Pineapple Tacos

Ok, I know I've been really MIA lately, but--surprise!--we have baby #3!  I'm still getting back into the swing of dinnertime, but I'm getting there.  In the meantime, here's a really great recipe for some easy pork tacos.  I can without hesitation say that I have never bought pork tenderloin before, but don't let the pork log deter you!  (Sorry for that weird mental picture.)  These tacos are amazingly easy to make and seriously delicious!  Corn tortillas are a must, and you can go easy on the toppings.  I liked mine with just a little hot sauce and some extra cilantro.

Easy Pork and Pineapple Tacos
(adapted from Mel's Kitchen Cafe)
Printable Recipe
Serves 6

2 lbs. pork tenderloin, trimmed and cut into 1-inch cubes
salt and pepper
1 tablespoon oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon cumin
2 teaspoons chili powder
pinch of cayenne powder (omit, or add more if desired)
1 (20 ounce) can pineapple chunks, juice reserved
2-3 tablespoons chopped cilantro
corn tortillas

1) In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium heat.  Salt and pepper pork pieces and add them to the hot skillet.  Brown each side until golden brown (pieces do not need to be cooked through).
2) Add garlic, cumin, chili powder, and cayenne powder and stir to combine.  Cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
3) Add the pineapple and 1/4 cup reserved juice; simmer until pork is cooked through.
4) Stir in fresh cilantro.  Serve in pan fried corn tortillas and enjoy!

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