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Ground Pork Tacos with Pineapple Salsa

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These tasty, flavorful Ground Pork Tacos come together in just 15 minutes, and pair perfectly with Pineapple Black Bean Salsa. If you're looking for easy ground pork recipes for dinner, you've got to try these pork tacos!

Serve these tacos in corn or flour tortillas, or in lettuce leaves for a low-carb pork taco option! They're delicious either way. 🙂

ground pork tacos with pineapple salsa on a plate

Ground pork tacos

We often cook with ground pork because of our son's beef allergy, and we're actually LOVING all the ground pork recipes we've been "forced" to try. These ground pork tacos with pineapple salsa are one of our favorite 15 minute dinner recipes - they're super tasty and easy to make.

I've made these tacos with store-bought taco seasoning mix, and I've made my own taco seasoning. They come out delicious either way!

hand holding ground pork taco in a corn tortilla

Here's what you need to make these tacos:

  • 1 small onion, finely minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • ½ tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning - 1 small package (see below for a homemade taco seasoning that makes just enough for this recipe)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste (check your taco seasoning - you might not need to add any more salt or spice!)
  • Lime juice

And of course, tortillas for serving.

bowl of ground pork taco meat next to bowl of salsa and tortillas

Make your own homemade taco seasoning

If you don't want to use store-bought taco seasoning, just add these spices to the ground pork as its cooking:

  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons sweet or hot paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ - 1 teaspoon salt**
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper, or to taste

**If adding salt to your taco seasoning, don't add any more to the ground pork as it's cooking!

How to make ground pork tacos

Step 1: Start by sautéing your garlic and onion in a large skillet for about 5 minutes. You want to do this first so the onion cooks down a bit and becomes unnoticeable in the tacos. It will give the ground pork a lovely flavor but you won't have any chunky onion bits to worry about.

Step 2: Move the onion aside and add the ground pork to the skillet. Cook over medium heat for about 5 minutes, using your spatula to break up the ground pork.

sauted onion and ground pork in a skillet

Drain any juices, if the ground pork releases any. We don't need that to go into our tacos!

Step 3: Add the taco seasoning to the ground pork and mix well. Continue to cook for another 2-3 minutes, until the ground pork is fully cooked and well-seasoned with taco seasoning. Add a squeeze of fresh lime juice and stir.

adding taco seasoning to ground pork in a skillet

That's it!! Done!!

ground pork taco filling in a bowl with tortillas and salsa on the side

Just get your pineapple salsa ready, warm up your tortillas, and enjoy!

Black bean pineapple salsa

Something about sweet, juicy pineapple, hearty black beans, and juicy corn makes this salsa a PERFECT topping for ground pork burgers.

Pork + pineapple were meant to go together, and this little sweet & savory combination makes these tacos absolutely addicting.

spooning black bean pineapple salsa onto ground pork tacos

This simple black bean pineapple salsa is made with:

  • 1 15-oz can black beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 1 15-oz can corn (drained and rinsed)
  • 1 cup pineapple (finely diced)
  • 2 tablespoons red onion (finely minced)
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro leaves (roughly chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice (from about half a lime)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt and pepper (or to taste)
  • ½ fresh jalapeño (or to taste)

Simply mix all the ingredients together in a bowl and spoon over your pork tacos! Or serve as a dip and side dish for tacos or any Mexican-inspired meal!

low carb ground pork tacos in lettuce leaves

Low carb pork tacos

We typically eat these pork tacos with corn or wheat tortillas (take a minute to warm up those tortillas! It's so worth it!), but you can absolutely serve these tacos in lettuce leaves for a low carb option.

Of course, if you want keto tacos, you'll need to get another topping for the salsa because black beans, corn, and pineapple have too many naturally-occurring carbs for the keto diet. To keep it keto, try topping these tacos with cheese, freshly chopped onion, radish slices, mayo, or a bit of simple tomato salsa.

However you decide to serve these ground pork tacos, I hope you love them as much as we did!

If you end up making these tacos, please take a picture and tag @babaganoshblog on Facebook or Instagram! I LOVE seeing your creations!

Other ground pork recipes you will love:

If you enjoyed this recipe, let me know with a comment and a star rating below. And don't forget to share it on Facebook and save it on Pinterest for later!/

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Pork Tacos with Pineapple Salsa

These tasty, flavorful Ground Pork Tacos come together in just 15 minutes, and pair perfectly with Pineapple Black Bean Salsa . If you're looking for easy ground pork recipes for dinner, you've got to try these pork tacos!
Serve these tacos in corn or flour tortillas, or in lettuce leaves for a low-carb pork taco option! They're delicious either way. 🙂
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Tex-Mex
Servings: 6 tacos
Author: Kate

Equipment

  • Large skillet
  • Citrus squeezer

Ingredients

For the pork tacos

  • 1 small onion finely minced
  • 2 cloves garlic finely minced
  • ½ tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning see notes to make your own
  • salt to taste (optional - see notes)
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 6 tortillas (or 12 if doubling up on the tortillas for sturdier tacos)

For the pineapple salsa

  • 1 15-oz can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 15-oz can corn drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup pineapple finely diced
  • 2 tablespoons red onion finely minced (or yellow onion or 1 scallion)
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro minced (or more!)
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice (from about ½ lime)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt and pepper or to taste
  • ½ jalapeño seeds removed, finely diced (or less or more to taste)

Instructions

Make the salsa

  • In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients and mix. Season with additional salt, lime juice, or more jalapeño, if desired.

Prepare the ground pork taco filling

  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet and add the minced onion and garlic. Saute for 5 minutes over medium heat until the onion softens and starts to brown.
  • Move the onion to the side and add the ground pork. Cook over medium heat stirring frequently for about 5 minutes, or until the pork is almost cooked.
  • Add the taco seasoning (and salt, if using), continue to cook, stirring frequently for 2-3 minutes, or until the ground pork is fully cooked. Squeeze in lime juice and mix well.

Assemble the tacos

  • Warm up your tortillas. Spoon ground pork taco filling into each tortilla, and top with salsa. Enjoy immediately!

Notes

Make your own taco seasoning, just enough for this recipe:
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons sweet or hot paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ - 1 teaspoon salt**
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper, or to taste
**If adding salt to your taco seasoning, don't add any more salt to the ground pork while it's cooking!
To reheat: simply microwave any leftover pork taco filling, or heat some up in a skillet for 3-4 minutes over medium heat
To freeze: Freeze cooked ground pork taco seasoning in a freezer-safe bag or container. Move from the freezer to the fridge the day before you want to eat pork tacos, then reheat as described above
This recipe makes about 6 pork tacos and a larger batch of black bean pineapple salsa - perfect for spooning over tacos AND enjoying with dip as a side dish or appetizer.
The nutrition facts estimated are for the ground pork tacos and corn tortillas, and do not include salsa.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Pork Tacos with Pineapple Salsa
Amount Per Serving
Calories 308 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Cholesterol 54mg18%
Sodium 316mg13%
Potassium 280mg8%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 78IU2%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 47mg5%
Iron 2mg11%
* The nutritional information shown here is just an estimate and not meant to be used as dietary/nutritional advice. Please consult a nutritionist for exact nutritional information based on the exact ingredients you use.

 

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