Chipotle Pork Tacos

  • FayeMorris Posted: 03/23/11
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    I fixed this recipe tonight. I had some pulled pork that I used, so putting it together was very fast. They were wonderful and definitely a keeper. I served a tossed green salad with avocado.

  • cswalsh Posted: 03/20/11
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    These were so tasty and easy to prepare. Loved the smokey flavor from the chipotle and texture with the shallots. Made a side of spanish rice and this was a perfect dinner. I love to be able to eat true mexican flavors at home. Will definitely make again.

  • MallorySue Posted: 03/20/11
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    Quick, easy, and lots of fresh, authentic flavor. I actually used chicken because that's what I had on hand, but I'd bet it's even better with the pork.

  • smd1212 Posted: 03/23/11
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    Really delicious! I increased the lime rind, juice, garlic and chipotles (my family likes spicy) and marinated pork for a couple hours in the fridge. I also sauteed the shallots until they were almost caramelized (about 8 minutes) for personal preference. It took longer than 3 minutes to get rid of the pink, but some of my pieces might have been thicker than others. Served with chunky guacamole and chips. Love to try with chicken!

  • AriaVagabond Posted: 03/22/11
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    these tacos are fantastic! i made them exactly as written, and made with a side of refried beans and rice instead of the fennel salad. can't wait to make them again!

  • MadeyClan Posted: 03/24/11
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    This is an excellent, flavorful recipe! It was easy and was great with a mango salsa that I added. The only thing I did differently was not put the oregano in.

  • ChicagoJC Posted: 03/21/11
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    Great recipe - super easy...I'm already looking forward to the leftovers. I used lime juice because I didn't have a lime. Definitely a keeper.

  • gardenjunkie77 Posted: 03/22/11
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    This recipe is a definite keeper! It took me a while to prep, but it cooked very quickly. I didn't flatten the pork; I just sliced it thinly. I served it with the radish and fennel salad that was featured in CL, but I ate one bite and couldn't eat any more. It was not a good combination of flavors for me! I'll definitely make the tacos again though.

  • sebmcfarland Posted: 03/21/11
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    My husband and I love this recipe! The chipotle pepper in adobe sauce contributed this wonderful smokiness that I loved. I am not a huge spice fan and this had the perfect amount of spice for me. My husband is not a TexMex fan and loved this meal! He asked me to make this again soon!

  • girl1dir Posted: 03/20/11
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    AMAZING dish! Takes a long time to prep, but the flavors are amazing. Doubling this recipe sounds like a good idea to have leftovers. We added extra garlic and lime juice.

  • Mel1989 Posted: 03/27/11
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    Awesome and filling! I did use a lot more chipotle, marinated for two hours, and instead of sour cream, I used FF Greek yogurt. Delish! Can't believe it's so low calorie! Try it!

  • megan1302 Posted: 05/16/11
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    OMG this was SOO good!! I had to improvise a little... thyme instead of oregano & onions instead of shallots! I also added avocado and a little bit of cheese and used whole wheat tortillas! DELICIOUS!

  • steponme Posted: 04/20/11
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    I love tacos and I'm always on the lookout for different ways to prepare them. This one is a definate keeper. I skipped the sour cream and added spicy cilantro slaw (CL recipe) and avacodo slices; family loved it.

  • LauraLeigh8 Posted: 04/23/11
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    I made this recipe exactly as written. The flavours were very good but I found the pork just a bit on the dry side. I would have liked it to have more of a sauce, or maybe just more than 1 1/2 t of sour cream per taco. Other than that though, really enjoyed it. I served with the Radish and Fennel Salad as per the magazine, but left out the olives.

  • chriskitten8 Posted: 04/23/11
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    My husband and I both thought this was to die for! Seriously, it was amazing. I made two changes: first, the only pork tenderloin at the store was flavored with "peppercorns," but it was so good and I think it worked to my advantage. Second, instead of putting in all the ingredients with the pork and cooking it up, I let it marinate in the fridge for about 4 hours. It's simple, which allows the lime, garlic, oregano and chipotle peppers come through. This is going to be one of my new go-to recipes!

  • jacquieM Posted: 04/26/11
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    These were very good. The outside of the pork strips get browned and are more caramelized cooked in a regular skillet.

  • clukes25 Posted: 04/10/11
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    My husband and I really enjoyed this recipe - so tasty! We did add some diced avocado which cut the smokiness of the adobo sauce a bit and the sour cream was a delicious topper! Enjoy!

  • sukeedog Posted: 04/30/11
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    Despite all the fantastic ingredients, we found this to be sort of bland. I couldn't taste the seasoning on the pork at all - not sure why. We do like things super spicy, so maybe this just wasn't potent enough for us. I mixed in some extra chipotle and adobo sauce with the sour cream, to spice things up, but it didn't help much. Perhaps I'll try it again with all the pork seasonings doubled.

  • snarnold25 Posted: 05/17/11
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    just made it...just ate it...will make ot again.

  • Margie86 Posted: 04/12/11
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    Great! Will definitely make again.

  • ACinNYC Posted: 04/19/11
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    NYC,

    I actually made the meat portion of the recipe ahead of time as I knew I had a busy week and needed some meals where I could quickly throw together. It was fast to put together and the flavors were amazing - but do be careful if you have people that dont like it a bit spicy - which isnt really an issue in my house. I am definately going to put this in the rotation of recipes... I also served this with a Red Cabbage Cilantro salad which was a nice cool side with the heat of the tacos

  • Belladonna714 Posted: 04/12/11
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    This recipe had great flavor. I used 1 8" whole wheat tortilla instead of 2 6" corn tortillas & substituted fat free Greek yogurt for the sour cream. I would eat these again but probably wouldn't go out of my way to make them.

  • Laurie18 Posted: 05/30/11
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    I liked this it was quick and easy to make for a weekday meal. I didn't feel the heat but my husband thought it was too spicy. I served it with the side salad that was featured in the CLM. I would make this again and maybe try to tone it down for my husband and heat it up for me.

  • kgmommy Posted: 06/08/11
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    Made this tonight - wonderful!! I pounded pork, rubbed with lime and seasonings, and marinated for 2 1/2 to 3 hours. We grilled whole, and then sliced very thin. I served with corn tortillas, pineapple salsa, and avocado. Really great, everyone loved it. Will definitely make again.

  • snowkat34 Posted: 04/12/11
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    Loved this recipe. Definitely a keeper. Toned down the chipotle for the kids and they liked it a lot. I would prefer to have it with a bit more kick as the recipe states... but happy to have a meal the whole family likes.

  • Skeetor Posted: 04/06/11
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    We loved this recipe! My husband puts the veggies in with his meat and wraps them in a whole wheat tortilla like a burrito.

  • hockeymomof2 Posted: 07/12/11
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    very easy and delicious recipe. I also marinated the pork for about an hour. I doubled the cilantro and let people help themselves to the sour cream and carmelized red onion. (I didn't have shallots on hand) I also set some pork aside for the kids omitting the chipotle - they loved it too! will definitely make again. We used both corn and flour tortillas.

  • ecthompson Posted: 07/26/11
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    So delicious! Added a little cumin and a splash of rum to the meat. Will definitely make again!!

  • Bandit12 Posted: 07/22/11
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    This was an awesome recipe!! We have made this several times now!! It is spicey because of the chilis so you can always put a little less in!!

  • carolfitz Posted: 09/18/11
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    Made to recipe, supereasy. Prepped the pork & seasonings and marinated for a few hours in the fridge. Caramalized the shallots earlier in the day, too, so everything came together really quick at dinner. Served with CL's grilled corn with roasted jalapeno butter & a side of black beans. Very nice meal.

  • DelphineS Posted: 12/15/11
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    We really liked this. I used some leftover smoked pork butt we'd bought for a local fundraiser (better than cookie dough, right?) - just shredded it and let it sit in the marinade for a couple of hours, then sauteed the shallots and added the pork to warm it up. Marinade really brightened the kind of tasteless pork. Charred the tortillas as suggested. Grocery didn't have fennel so I just made a radish-cabbage slaw. Nice, light meal.

  • parsonm1 Posted: 01/31/12
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    Delicious. I have made this several times, and it always tastes wonderful. I usually add a little extra lime as I love the flavor of it. I also leave out the shallots and onions, still tastes awesome.

  • DawnHoov Posted: 02/26/12
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    Sorry, y'all, but this was not voted as a make again recipe at our house. The heat level was good, but it really needed more salt. My kids and husband like most anything, but this was not a favorite. Pluses were that it was easy and might be good with a few adjustments.

  • EllenU Posted: 05/12/12
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    This was a great find! I would make double the recipe next time -- it was barely enough for the four of us. Perfect amount of zippy and lots of great tastes with the lime and the cilantro.

  • Lovestoeatsoup Posted: 05/30/12
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    Sorry, Completely blahh tacos!!!! I agree with other reviewer, Stacey4808........... way too much prep for what you end up with..........pork & shallots on a tortilla!! I wish I had taken the whole pork loin marinated it with lime juice and seasoning then cooked on the grill, rested, sliced thin and piled on tortillas with fresh lettuce, cheese and pico de gayo, topped with guacamole and/or sour cream. As that is how I usually make them, my husband, friends and I find that is a pork taco worth the effort!!! I make both fresh but If you buy the pico and guacamole ready made it would cut prep to the bone as well.

  • kashmen Posted: 03/19/13
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    These were wonderful and super easy to prepare. The only issue I have with any of the CL taco recipes that call for corn tortillas is that they never char up the way they do in the picture without getting hard and crispy.

  • stjohncook Posted: 03/04/13
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    This recipe is fantastic. It was so quick and easy and delicious. Great smoky flavor from the chipotle.

  • stacey4808 Posted: 05/09/12
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    These weren't great overall. My wife and daughter thought they were too spicy. It just seems like they need more in the tacos than just basically pork, shallots, and chipotles especially with corn tortillas. Even the sour cream and cilantro did not add much. Probably will not make them again.

  • Beccaroo73 Posted: 07/16/12
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    These were just ok, not as flavorful as I'd hoped. I did use flour tortillas, which are thicker than corn, so think it would have been a bit tastier with corn tortillas. I had some fresh chipotle salsa to top it off with, and that gave it a nice kick of flavor.

  • marysimpson Posted: 09/06/12
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    My husband and I are avid taco eaters and love trying different variations. This recipe was delicious and extremely easy on our busy evening. It should probably be a no-brainer to add your own fixin's (cheese, mexican slaw, sour cream etc..) We ate them as the recipe dictated and loved them. A new favorite!

  • RachelLinn13 Posted: 03/16/14
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    These are great! I turned it into a crock pot recipe and added in some hot sauce and they came out great! My husband loves anything in a taco!

  • AnglWords Posted: 02/11/14
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    I don't get it. I made this because of the high rating everyone gave it. Maybe because I did not use fresh oregano, but I doubt if that would make that much difference. This was just average, blah, nothing great. I would not bother making it again.

  • larossdfw Posted: 01/21/14
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    Not sure why these have such great rating...made per recipe, and they were just, "eh". Kind of a lot of prep work for them to not be great. Like some of the other reviewers, I could not taste the heat (and I left the seeds in the peppers). Shrug-I'm sure there are much better taco recipes out there-the search continues.

  • cherylinutica Posted: 11/24/13
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    Awesome!

  • livgirl Posted: 10/13/13
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    Very good! Easy and delicious.

  • coupongal19 Posted: 04/09/14
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    I really liked this recipe. I followed the recipe, but next time I think I'll add some bell peppers to the mix.

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