Tacos a la Andrea

25 May

This recipe is not my own, but I can no longer find its source online.  It’s an excellent taco recipe and goes best with corn tortillas.  It uses a pork tenderloin and is wonderfully juicy and savory.

1.5 tbsp. ancho chile powder (I highly suggest grinding your own in a coffee grinder)
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. dried oregano
1/4 tsp. freshly ground cumin
1/8 tsp freshly ground pepper
pinch of cinnamon
pinch of allspice
1.5 pounds pork tenderloin, cut into 1/3-in. cubes
1 medium white onion, chopped
2 tbsp. cider vinegar
5 tbsp. minced cilantro
3 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
flour or corn tortillas
mashed avocado, salsa and lime wedges for serving

1.  In a large bowl, mix the ancho powder with the salt, oregano, cumin, pepper, cinnamon and allspice.  Add the pork, onion, vinegar and 1/4 cup of the cilantro and mix well.
2.  Heat the olive oil in a large skillet.  Add the pork and stir-fry over moderately high heat until browned outside and just cooked through.  Transfer the pork to a colander to drain, then sprinkle with the 1/2 tsp. of cilantro.  Transfer the pork to a serving bowl and serve with the warmed tortillas, mashed avocado, chopped onion, remaining cilantro, salsa and lime wedges.


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