Sweet, succulent onions are the perfect foil for this savory pork taco filling. Ancho chile powder gives the meat a mild, slightly fruity chile flavor.
1 tablespoon ancho chile powder
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 pound pork tenderloin, trimmed
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
3 cups thinly sliced onion
8 hard taco shells
1/2 cup chopped tomato
8 teaspoons chopped green onions
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 425°.
Combine first 3 ingredients; rub evenly over pork. Place pork on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 425° for 20 minutes or until a thermometer registers 160° (slightly pink). Remove pork from oven; let sit 5 minutes before slicing.
While pork cooks, heat oil in a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium heat. Add onion; cover and cook 10 minutes or until golden brown, stirring frequently. Uncover and cook 1 minute, stirring constantly.
Fill each taco shell with about 2 ounces pork, 3 tablespoons sautéed onion, 1 tablespoon tomato, and 1 teaspoon green onions.
I had high expectations for this recipe since the reviews were outstanding. On the plus side, the recipe was very easy to make and I had all the ingredients on hand. It did not take long at all and pork turned out very juicy and tender. However, I found the end result to be a tender, juicy, yet completely tasteless piece of meat. I had to add hot pepper and avocado in an attempt to provide some flavor. It was very disappointing.
This recipe is a favorite in my home! I have made it several times and we love it everytime. I use soft taco shells just out of preference and I add cheese and sour cream when we're not eating particularly healthy but it is great either way! My mom is visiting and I plan on making it tonight for dinner, but I also make it as an easy week night meal.
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