Sweet and Spicy Pork and Pineapple Tacos

Sweet and Spicy Pork and Pineapple Tacos

I’ve found a lot of favorite new recipes on Mel’s Kitchen Cafe recently. This one I’ve already made twice and know it’ll be a frequent repeater because it’s absolutely yummy (especially with ancho chili powder- you must try it!) and comes together so so quickly. Pork tenderloin might be my favorite cut of meat- it’s super lean and still has so much flavor. These pork tacos are sweet (thanks to the pineapple/juice) and just a bit spicy (from the chili powder/cayenne) and amazingly tender. We wrapped the sweet and spicy pork filling in warm corn tortillas (the Tortillaland uncooked corn tortillas from Costco) and topped them with salsa verde, a touch of sour cream, and guacamole.

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. pork tenderloin, trimmed and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 2 tsp. chili powder (I used ancho chili powder because I love the flavor)
  • pinch of cayenne pepper (more to taste, if wanted)
  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice
  • 3 cups diced pineapple (fresh or frozen preferred to canned)
  • 3 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro
  • warm corn or flour tortillas, for serving
  • salsa verde, for serving (optional)
  • sour cream, for serving (optional)
  • guacamole or avocado, for serving (optional)
Read the whole recipe on A Hint of Honey