Ok sometimes you save up your calories for one amazing meal. Well this is it. Made these Pineapple & Pork Tacos and they were a big hit. Had a family friend just happen to stop by during dinner time… and he loved these. It’s tough to say just how many this recipe can feed because even after we ran out of taco shells we kept eating it. So buy the large package of shells and go ahead and chop up a whole head of cabbage you never know who will be popping in; especially if everyone knows what’s for dinner.
20 oz can of pineapple tidbits, drained reserving juice
1 tbs chili powder
1 pork tenderloin, cut into bite size pieces
1 can diced jalapenos
1 cup teriyaki sauce
½ tsp salt
2Tbs canola oil
¼ c fresh cilantro
½ head of cabbage, thinly sliced
1 cup Mexican style cheese, shredded
½ tsp sesame seeds
Lime wedges, for serving
Combine reserved pineapple juice, teriyaki sauce, chili powder, jalapenos and sesame seeds. Place diced pork in zip top freezer bag and add ½ of marinade mix let rest in refrigerator.
In the meantime combine cabbage with ¼ of remaining marinade and toss with salt and pepper. Set aside.
In a second bowl combine pineapple tidbits with last of marinade
Warm 1Tbs of oil and sauté pork in marinade until cooked through. Drain and set aside.
In the meantime, add last 1Tbs of oil to large nonstick skillet, heat med high. Gently fry corn tortillas until lightly browned and softened. Drain excess oil from tortillas on paper towels.
Set up a serving assembly line, limes, cheese, pineapple, pork and cabbage slaw and additional jalapenos. Serving suggestions: cabbage in the fold of corn tortilla, top with pork, pineapple and cheese. Squeeze lime juice and serve with tortilla chips. Be prepared, they will come back for seconds.
|Amount Per Serving|
|% Daily Value *|
|Total Fat 39 g||61 %|
|Saturated Fat 12 g||59 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 7 g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat 12 g|
|Trans Fat 0 g|
|Cholesterol 151 mg||50 %|
|Sodium 5768 mg||240 %|
|Potassium 2808 mg||80 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 102 g||34 %|
|Dietary Fiber 49 g||197 %|
|Sugars 27 g|
|Protein 63 g||125 %|