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. :)
2tablespoonsred onionfinely minced (or yellow onion or 1 scallion)
2tablespoonscilantrominced (or more!)
1tablespoonlime juice(from about 1/2 lime)
¼teaspoonsalt and pepperor to taste
½jalapeñoseeds removed, finely diced (or less or more to taste)
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!
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 heatTo 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 aboveThis 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.