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Velveted Pork Tacos

Russ Myers


A great combo for a taco! Sure beats the old standby (seasoned ground beef).

This recipe can also be used as a salad instead of tacos. Meat comes out crisp and juicy

★★★★★ 1 vote
Serves 6 (12 tacos)
45 Min
20 Min
Stove Top


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2 lb
boneless pork chops
1/3 c
1/3 c
olive oil
1 1/2 Tbsp
ground cumin
1 tsp
flour tortillas ("fajita" or smaller size tortillas)
1 bunch
fresh cilantro
red onion
1 Tbsp
white vinegar
1 Tbsp
olive oil
1 can(s)
(8 oz.) corn niblets
1 jar(s)
(12 oz.) tomato salsa
container (8 oz.) sour cream
1 pkg
(8 oz.) shredded cheese

How to Make Velveted Pork Tacos


  • 1Cut pork chops into small, bite-sized pieces. In a bowl, mix together corn starch, oil, cumin and 1 teaspoon black pepper until smooth, like a runny paste. Add pork to mixture and set aside to marinate for 30 minutes.
  • 2While pork marinates, wash cilantro and pluck whole leaves from stems, about 3/4 cup worth. Place whole cilantro leaves in a bowl. Thinly slice 1 red onion and add to cilantro, creating a salad. (You can adjust cilantro/red onion ratio to taste.) Add a dash of black pepper, one tablespoon of vinegar and one tablespoon of olive oil, toss to coat and set aside.
  • 3After pork has marinated, cook it in batches. Add a teaspoon of olive oil to a non-stick sauté pan and place over medium-high heat. When oil comes to temperature, cook half the pork pieces (without removing the marinade). Cook until the outside of the pork pieces are brown and a crust has formed and the inside is cooked through, about 5 minutes per side. If needed, add more oil to the pan, and then cook the second half of the marinated pork. Once finished, sprinkle cooked pork with salt to taste.
  • 4To assemble tacos warm tortillas according to directions on the package. Take one tortilla and smear a teaspoon of sour cream down the middle. Top with 7-8 chunks of pork. Atop pork, place a spoonful of salsa, then top with cilantro red onion salad, a teaspoon of corn kernels and pinch of cheese. Fold over to enjoy!

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About Velveted Pork Tacos

Course/Dish: Pork, Tacos & Burritos
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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