Spicy Pork Tacos

  • prep time10 min
  • total time 45 min
  • serves 24
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Taco night is always a hit, and it will be even better wit this spicy taco and slaw. Courtesy of Kamala Saxton and Roz Edison.

29 Ratings
Directions for: Spicy Pork Tacos


Spicy Pork

2 lb(s) pork butt, partially frozen and trimmed

1 ½ cup spicy pork marinade


¼ heads green cabbage, chiffonade

1 cup carrots, julienned

1 bunch cilantro, roughly chopped

6 green onions, cut 1/8 inch thick

1 cup pickled ginger vinaigrette

Kosher salt to taste


¼ cup canola oil

8 oz sliced white onions, julienned

2 oz raw jalapeno, sliced

2 Tbsp pure sesame oil

2 Tbsp sugar syrup

¾ cup Marination Mobile's nunya sauce (spicy red chili paste can be used)

3 limes, cut into 24 wedges

¾ cup pickled jalapenos

¼ cup sesame seeds

48 corn tortillas


Spicy Pork

1. To marinate the spicy pork, slice partially frozen pork butt as thinly as possible. Add spicy pork marinade, mixing well by hand and making sure all pieces get coated. Allow pork to marinate for 36-48 hours before cooking.


1. To prepare the slaw, slice green cabbage very thinly. Add matchstick carrots, cilantro, green onions and toss together thoroughly. Add vinaigrette and kosher salt, to taste, just before serving.


1. Heat flat top skillet on medium to medium-high heat. Spread canola oil over flat top. Once skillet is hot, add onion and cook to soften, about 2 minutes. Add raw jalapenos and stir into onions. Break up the sliced pork and spread over the top of the onion mixture. Drizzle sesame oil over the top of the pork and mix together with the onions and jalapenos. Continue mixing pork periodically until it is cooked through. Be sure to break up the pork while cooking so that there are no large chunks. Drizzle the sugar syrup over the pork and mix together to cook sugar into pork. Be careful to do this quickly or the sugar will burn. Spicy pork should be a deep red color. Transfer to serving dish and hold for service.

2. No more than 30 minutes before assembly, add the pickled ginger vinaigrette and kosher salt to slaw. Heat corn tortillas on flattop. For each taco, place 2 corn tortillas on a plate. Put 1 1/2 teaspoons of nunya sauce or spicy red chili paste down the middle of the two tortillas. Add about 1.25 ounces of the cooked spicy pork. Place about 1 ounce of dressed slaw on top of pork. Put one lime wedge in the corner. Put a pinch of pickled jalapenos in the opposite corner. Sprinkle sesame seeds on top. Serve and enjoy.

See more: Summer, Hot and Spicy, Pork, Mexican, North American


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