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10 Pork Taco Recipes

Pork makes a flavorsome and versatile filling for tacos of all kinds. Whether it’s pork shoulder tacos, tacos al pastor, ground pork tacos, pork loin tacos, or carnitas tacos, here you’ll find a tantalizingly good taco to whip up for your next taco Tuesday. Skip the taco truck and make one of these 10 pork taco recipes instead.

Cowboy Tacos

This seemingly strange combination might just be a new favorite in your taco rotation. Pork stew meat, taco seasoning, salsa, chili beans, apricot preserves, and olives are served in hard taco shells. “I don’t even like apricot preserves but I like the flavor they add to the recipe,” says reviewer Jill Simmons.

Easy Chorizo Street Tacos

Chorizo is hot right now — no pun intended. This spicy pork sausage is a common filling in street-style tacos, like these five-ingredient tacos. “I loved these tacos!” says Allrecipes Allstar Yoly. “But then again I love anything and everything with Mexican Chorizo.”

Grilled Pork Tacos al Pastor

“Al Pastor is a really popular way to prepare pork, famous in San Francisco’s Mission District,” says Chef John. “It’s a marinated roast pork. They make the most incredible tacos and burritos. This is inspired by those flavors.”

Zesty Carnitas Tacos

The slow cooker is used to achieve a tender, shredded pork shoulder filling for these tacos. They get a little extra zing thanks to the fresh lime crema.

Instant Pot Tacos al Pastor

“While traditional al pastor meat is cooked on a spit, this flavorful variation is made using your Instant Pot® or multi-cooker pressure cooker after marinating,” says recipe creator and Allrecipes Allstar fabeveryday. “The result is a fall-apart tender, flavor-infused pork taco that your family will request again and again.”

Chorizo Breakfast Tacos with Potato Hash and Eggs

Who says you can’t have tacos for breakfast? “Chorizo breakfast tacos with potato hash and eggs are ridiculously flavorful, quick, and easy,” says recipe creator Culinary Envy.

Poblano and Ground Pork Tacos

Kiwi salsa and lime crema bring bright and fresh flavor to these ground pork and poblano tacos. Reviewer Amy Reviews suggests substituting mango for the kiwi when you want to change things up.

Tacos al Pastor

This is a classic take on tacos al pastor (minus the spit). Marinated pork loin is cooked with fresh pineapple and served up on corn tortillas with onions, cilantro, and lime wedges.

“Plastered” Pork Tacos with Apple-Jalapeno Salsa

“I was in the mood for some pork tacos, but I was looking for a bit of a change of pace from the normal carnitas-style I would usually make, which led to this wild and crazy experiment,” says Chef John. “The ‘plaster’ coating traps all the moisture and flavor of the pork in while it bakes, creating the best pork taco I’ve had in a while.”

Authentic Tacos al Pastor

In this version of tacos al pastor, marinated pork is cooked over a grill pan and served with grilled pineapple, chopped onion, and cilantro.


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