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Caramelized Pork Tacos with Pineapple Salsa

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These Caramelized Pork Tacos with Pineapple Salsa might have a fancy name, but there’s no reason to save them for a fancy occasion.

Caramelized Pork Tacos with Pineapple Salsa

Caramelized Pork Tacos with Pineapple Salsa

Author: Heidi Boortz
Servings : 4

Ingredients

Pork

  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 Tbsp onion finely diced
  • 1 tsp bottled minced garlic
  • 1 jalapeno ribs and seeds removed, finely diced
  • 2 tsp worcestershire sauce no sugar listed in ingredients
  • 2 lb pork tenderloin sliced into thin strips
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 2 Tbsp water

Pineapple Salsa

  • 1 cup pineapple chopped
  • 1 avocado diced
  • 1 cup cucumber chopped
  • 1/2 cup cilantro chopped
  • 1/2 cup red onion chopped
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • 1/8 tsp salt

Tacos

  • 6 each 100% whole grain soft flour tortilla
  • 1/2 cup cilantro optional, chopped
  • 1 lime wedged, optional
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup hot sauce no sugar listed in ingredients

Instructions

Pork

  • Heat oil over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, and jalepeño. Sauté 2 minutes.
  • Turn heat to high. Add the pork and worcestershire sauce. Cook, stirring constantly, 3-4 minutes or until pork is no longer pink.
  • Over very high heat, add honey and water. Stir once, then allow the pork to caramelize for about 1 minute. Stir, then let cook without stirring 1 minute. Then stir. Repeat this process until pork is golden brown.

Salsa

  • Toss pineapple, avocado, cucumber, cilantro, red onion, lime juice, and salt in a medium bowl. Set aside.

Tacos

  • Combine sour cream and hot sauce. Add to a clean squeeze bottle (optional).
  • Wrap tortillas in paper towels. Microwave on high one minute.
  • Arrange pork over tortillas. Top with salsa and sour cream mixture. Serve with additional cilantro and lime wedges, optional.

Notes

For gluten free, use 100% whole grain gluten free tortillas, or wrap in Bibb lettuce leaves.
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