When I was a freshman in high school I went with a girlfriend and her parents to Disney World. While dining, I believe in Epcot, we stopped at a Mexican-themed restaurant where I ordered pork tacos that came with an amazing red onion and pineapple topping.
I’ve dreamed of it since then.
With the leftover pork from this weekend, I picked up a package of soft tortilla shells and a can of crushed pineapple to make the dish I remember so well. And I’ll admit, it’s no Disney World dish, but it’s pretty darn good.
Recipe for spicy pork tacos
- 1 pound of shredded pork
- 2 tablespoons barbecue sauce
- 1/4 cup pineapple juice
- 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1 tablespoon tomato paste
- 1 cup chicken stock
- several drops of Tabasco
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 red onion, diced
- 2 tablespoons crushed pineapple
- 1 tablespoon cilantro
- soft tortilla shells
- shredded cheese, optional
Toss the shredded pork with some olive oil into a skillet. Add the barbecue sauce, pineapple juice, red pepper flakes, tomato paste, chicken stock, Tabasco and garlic powder. Let it cook to a simmer until it’s all well mixed together.
Toss the red onion, pineapple and cilantro.
Lay out a tortilla shell, add your portion of pork and top with the onion/pineapple mixture. If you desire, sprinkle shredded mozzarella cheese on top.
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