Chipotle Pork Tacos

Photo: Ellie Miller; Styling: Angharad Bailey

This simple pork taco recipe highlights traditional Mexican ingredients like cilantro, lime, and chipotle chiles. Cook the corn tortillas over an open gas flame or in a grill pan for chargilled flavor.

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 2 tacos)
Total:
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Recipe Time

Total: 20 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 299
  • Fat: 9.3g
  • Saturated fat: 2.8g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 3.9g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.2g
  • Protein: 27.3g
  • Carbohydrate: 27.4g
  • Fiber: 2.6g
  • Cholesterol: 80mg
  • Iron: 2mg
  • Sodium: 253mg
  • Calcium: 61mg

Ingredients

  • 1 (1-pound) pork tenderloin, trimmed
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons finely grated lime rind
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh oregano
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons chopped chipotle chile in adobo sauce
  • 2 teaspoons bottled minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 cup thinly sliced shallots
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 8 (6-inch) corn tortillas
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • Chopped cilantro (optional)

Preparation

  1. 1. Place pork tenderloin between 2 sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap; pound to 1/4-inch thickness using a meat mallet or small heavy skillet. Remove plastic wrap. Cut pork into thin strips. Combine pork, lime rind, and next 6 ingredients (through salt).
  2. 2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add shallots to pan; sauté for 4 minutes or until tender. Place shallots in a large bowl. Add oil to pan. Add pork; sauté for 3 minutes or until no longer pink. Add pork to shallots.
  3. 3. Warm tortillas according to the package directions. Spoon 1/3 cup pork mixture onto each tortilla, and top each tortilla with 1 1/2 teaspoons sour cream and cilantro. Fold in half.
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