Smoky Shredded Pork Tacos

We love the balance of sweet and savory flavors in Smoky Shredded Pork Tacos.

Yield: Serves 4 (serving size: 2 tacos)
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Recipe Time

Hands On: 27 Minutes
Total: 1 Hour, 10 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 373
  • Fat: 8.7g
  • Saturated fat: 1.7g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 4.6g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.7g
  • Protein: 30g
  • Carbohydrate: 45g
  • Fiber: 7g
  • Cholesterol: 74mg
  • Iron: 3mg
  • Sodium: 349mg
  • Calcium: 92mg

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

Preparation

  1. 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. 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.
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