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Chipotle Pork Tacos

Chipotle Pork Tacos
Photo: Ellie Miller; Styling: Angharad Bailey
Total time 20 mins
Yield

4 servings (serving size: 2 tacos)

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.

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)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 299
  • fat 9.3 g
  • satfat 2.8 g
  • monofat 3.9 g
  • polyfat 1.2 g
  • protein 27.3 g
  • carbohydrate 27.4 g
  • fiber 2.6 g
  • cholesterol 80 mg
  • iron 2 mg
  • sodium 253 mg
  • calcium 61 mg

How to Make It

  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).

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  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. 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.

Cook's Notes

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