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Smoky Shredded Pork Tacos

Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Claire Spollen
Hands-on time 27 mins
Total time 1 hr, 10 mins
Yield Serves 4 (serving size: 2 tacos)
We love the balance of sweet and savory flavors in Smoky Shredded Pork Tacos.

Ingredients

  • 4 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 1/3 cup minced onion
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh garlic
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon chipotle chile powder
  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted chicken stock
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons orange juice, divided
  • 1 (1-pound) pork tenderloin, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup shredded carrot
  • 1 cup thinly sliced peeled jicama
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 8 (6-inch) corn tortillas, warmed
  • 4 lime wedges

Nutrition Information

  • calories 373
  • fat 8.7 g
  • satfat 1.7 g
  • monofat 4.6 g
  • polyfat 1.7 g
  • protein 30 g
  • carbohydrate 45 g
  • fiber 7 g
  • cholesterol 74 mg
  • iron 3 mg
  • sodium 349 mg
  • calcium 92 mg

How to Make It

  1. Heat a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add 2 teaspoons oil; swirl. Add onion; sauté 2 minutes. Add garlic; sauté 30 seconds. Stir in tomato paste and next 4 ingredients (through chile powder); cook 2 minutes. Add stock and 1 cup orange juice; bring to a boil. Add pork to pan; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes. Place pork on a cutting board. Bring orange juice mixture to a boil; cook 23 minutes or until reduced to 1 cup. Shred pork with 2 forks. Return pork to pan; toss.

  2. Combine remaining 2 teaspoons olive oil, remaining 2 tablespoons orange juice, honey, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk. Stir in carrot, jicama, and cilantro. Top each tortilla with 1/2 cup pork mixture and 1/2 cup jicama mixture. Serve with lime wedges.

Cook's Notes

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