Southwest Pork Tacos are a fabulous way to mix it up on taco Tuesday. Of course, if you’re like us you don’t have a taco Tuesday. haha. At which point, it’s just a great recipe to add to your repertoire!
Southwest Pork Tacos really are delicious and I’m glad I got a chance to try them! They were different from what I grew up with, but definitely tasted great! We really enjoyed them! Paired with Spanish Rice and a salad perfectly. Of course, tortilla chips and homemade guacamole would have been fabulous too!
- 1 Poblano
- 1 Tomato
- 1 Yellow Onion
- 2 cloves garlic
- Southwest spice (click to jump to recipe below)
- 1 Jalepeno
- 1 Lime
- 1 lb ground pork
- ½ cup sour cream
- 4 flour tortillas
- Wash and dry all produce.
- Finely dice tomato. Peel and finely chop onion.
- Slice jalepeno open, remove ribs and seeds then cut into rings. (NOTE: If you get juice from the jalepeno on your hands, wash them thoroughly with soap before you touch anything on your skin and especially your eyes! I learned the hard way with burns all over my face because of it one summer!)
- Quarter lime.
- Peel and finely chop garlic.
- Halve, core, and thinly slice poblano.
- In a small bowl, combine tomato, 2 tbsp onion, 2 tsp jalepeno and a big squeeze of lime juice. Add a dash of salt and pepper to your taste preference.
- In a second bowl, combine sour cream, pinch of garlic and a squeeze of lime juice. Adjust all ingredients to your taste preferences.
- Heat a drizzle of oil and saute poblano until lightly charred. About 5-6 minutes. Add onion and remaining garlic until lightly softened.
- Add pork, season with southwest spices salt and pepper. Cook until browned.
- While pork is cooking, wrap tortillas in damp paper towels and cook until war, about 30 seconds.
Emeril’s Southwest Spice
Who doesn’t love Emeril Lagasse??? I miss his fabulous show so badly and kinda hate Food Network for wiping it off the face of the planet! His cooking show always made us smile and I learned so much from him!
If you haven’t already, check out my version of his Spaghetti Sauce, it is the best spaghetti sauce I’ve ever had or made!
2 tablespoons chili powder
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 tablespoons paprika
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon dried oregano
Mix together all of the seasonings, stir. Enjoy! Store in an airtight container, preferably all seasonings should be stored in dark areas for freshness.
If you’d rather purchase it, you can order Emeril’s Southwest Seasoning online.