Tacos al Pastor

Today is Taco Tuesday! These tasty Tacos al Pastor are so simple to make. I shared a recipe for Tacos al Pastor made in a slow-cooker a few years ago and decided to make one for the stove top… although the original al Pastor is pork that is made on a spit-grill, I don’t have one of those, so I cut a pork tenderloin into chunks then braise them in a pineapple-lime broth until they fall apart. Once shredded they fit perfectly into soft corn tortillas. With the addition of sliced red onion, fresh cilantro and shredded cotija cheese these Tacos al Pastor are ready-to-eat!

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Chorizo Street Tacos

Every time we go to an authentic Mexican restaurant I order Chorizo Street Tacos…the spicy heat of the meat with the tangy crispness of the raw red onions just blows me away. Usually they are served with a sprig of cilantro and a slice of lime…very simple…very flavorful. When I make them at home everyone loves to add additional toppings so I put the garnish out in little cups for everyone to add what they like…

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Taco Tuesday: Cabo Fish Tacos

Cabo Fish Tacos

It’s TACO TUESDAY! My favorite day of the month…The idea for these tacos came from one I saw on a Fuego Tortilla Grill menu that sounded pretty darn good. Their taco was filled with shrimp, seasoned with soy, ginger, & citrus and served with a Mexican slaw, pico de gallo, & jack cheese in a corn tortilla. I’ve substituted Tilapia for the shrimp and experimented with the marinade and Mexican slaw until it was just right! Hope you give it a go…
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Taco Tuesday: Pork Carnitas

Pork Carnitas

I know, I know, Thanksgiving is right around the corner and I should be posting something I’m going to make for Thanksgiving but in my house it’s Taco Tuesday! My favorite day of the month and I just can’t help myself!! This is the time when I get to experiment with different flavors of tacos. On tonight’s menu are Pork Carnitas. Traditionally, Pork Carnitas are made with heavy cuts of pork such as shoulder or butt that are well seasoned and braised for several hours, then pulled apart. But today’s Pork Carnitas cook much quicker and are still just as delicious. Seasoned ground pork does its job well in these tasty tacos…A very quick and tasty meal today since Thursday we’ll be on our feet all day cooking… Continue reading

Taco Tuesday: Shrimp Tacos with a Kick!… Revisited!

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Who doesn’t love tacos. I like to eat them with pork, beef, chicken and seafood. But today I decided to go with shrimp. Shrimp is a good ingredient on active days because it cooks quickly with little effort… and today was just one of those days. I added a little kick by taking my inspiration from south of the border. To make my life easy on days like this, I always make up different rubs to be used as needed. When I make a rub, I make extra and store it in a mason jar for later use. So today I’ll be passing on one of my favorite spicy rubs. It can be used on whatever meat you choose. Nothing to it… Continue reading

Pork Soft Tacos

Soft Pork Tacos

Time for Taco Night! Instead of buying prepackaged tacos how about trying your hand at a fresh new way? These tacos are made with ground pork and seasoned just right. Spread with a Chipotle Ranch sauce, salsa and then layered with a delightful sauteed corn, onion & cilantro combo, fresh shredded cheese, and a squeeze of lime! Wow! The burst of flavor in the first bite! These will become a family favorite!   Continue reading