Chipotle Pork Soft Tacos with Pineapple Salsa

Pork, a common taco filling throughout Latin America, takes well to spices. When serving these soft tacos to younger children, spoon the pork and salsa into a tortilla, roll the tortilla tightly, and then cut it into small bite-sized pieces.

Yield: 6 adult servings (serving size: 2 tortillas, 2/3 cup pork mixture, and 1/2 cup salsa)
Recipe from Oxmoor House

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 391
  • Calories from fat: 0.0%
  • Fat: 8.3g
  • Saturated fat: 1.8g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 3.6g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 2g
  • Protein: 29.3g
  • Carbohydrate: 50.8g
  • Fiber: 6.9g
  • Cholesterol: 74mg
  • Iron: 3.6mg
  • Sodium: 420mg
  • Calcium: 161mg

Ingredients

  • 2 cups minced pineapple
  • 1 cup minced apple
  • 1/4 cup minced shallots
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 cup thinly sliced yellow onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 pounds pork tenderloin, cut lengthwise and thinly sliced crosswise
  • 1/2 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 12 cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 2 chipotle chiles, canned in adobo sauce, chopped (about 2 tablespoons)
  • 12 (6-inch) corn tortillas

Preparation

  1. 1. To prepare salsa, combine first 7 ingredients in a medium bowl; stir until well blended. Cover and chill.
  2. 2. To prepare tacos, heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion to pan; cook 2 minutes or until tender. Add garlic; cook 30 seconds. Add pork to pan; cook 4 minutes or until pork is no longer pink, stirring occasionally. Stir in broth and next 7 ingredients. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes. Uncover; simmer 10 minutes or until liquid is nearly evaporated.
  3. 3. Warm tortillas according to package directions. Serve pork mixture with tortillas and salsa.
  4. for your toddler: When making the salsa, cut extra fruit into small bite-sized pieces for baby. Omit the black pepper and chipotle peppers; after removing the baby's pork, parents can add peppers at end of simmering in Step 2. Cut the pork into bite-sized pieces. Serve the pork and fruit pieces as finger foods on a plate with a warmed corn tortilla.
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