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Roasted Pork Tenderloin Tacos

Photo: Andrew Purcell; Styling: Alistair Turnbull

 

Hands-on time 19 mins
Total time 24 mins
Yield Serves 4 (serving size: 2 tacos)
Thick and slightly tangy Mexican crema adds a cooling finish to these tacos. If you can't find it at the grocery, substitute sour cream thinned with a little lime juice.

Ingredients

  • 1 (1-pound) pork tenderloin, trimmed
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons mojo marinade (such as Goya)
  • 1/2 cup white wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 cup thinly vertically sliced red onion
  • 8 (6-inch) corn tortillas
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, cut into 16 slices
  • 1 ripe avocado, cut into 16 wedges
  • 1/4 cup Mexican crema

Nutrition Information

  • calories 362
  • fat 16.9 g
  • satfat 2.1 g
  • monofat 8 g
  • polyfat 2.8 g
  • protein 28 g
  • carbohydrate 27 g
  • fiber 6 g
  • cholesterol 82 mg
  • iron 2 mg
  • sodium 423 mg
  • calcium 55 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 425°.

  2. Sprinkle pork with pepper and salt. Heat a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add pork; cook 5 minutes, turning to brown on all sides. Place pan in oven. Bake at 425° for 8 minutes or until a thermometer registers 145° (slightly pink); let stand 5 minutes. Cut crosswise into 16 slices. Combine pork and mojo marinade in a medium bowl; toss to coat pork.

  3. Combine vinegar, 3 tablespoons water, and sugar in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Remove from heat; add onion. Let stand 10 minutes; drain.

  4. Working with 1 tortilla at a time, toast in a pan or over a flame of a gas burner until tender and blackened in spots. Arrange 2 pork slices in center of each tortilla; top with about 2 tablespoons onion, 2 jalapeño slices, 2 avocado wedges, and 1 1/2 teaspoons crema.

Cook's Notes

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