Pork Tacos

If you’re cutting back on red meat, but still craving tacos, pork can serve as a delicious alternative to ground beef. And what better night than Taco Tuesday to give these a try?

Pork Tacos

2 tsp oil
1 lb. pork tenderloin, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 tsp ground cumin
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup salsa verde
½ cup chopped cilantro
8 corn tortillas (heated according to package
1 cup shredded lettuce
Diced tomatoes and avocado, for garnish


  • Heat oil in a 12-inch, nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add pork and cumin. Cook until golden brown on all sides, about 5 minutes.
  • Add garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  • Stir salsa into skillet. Cook for 1 minute or until heated through.  Stir in cilantro.
  • Using two forks, pierce and shred cubes of pork.
  • To assemble, fill warmed tortillas with pork mixture, then add lettuce. Serve with diced tomato and avocado, if desired.

4 servings

Woman’s Day, April 2010