Tacos with Tequila-Marinated Pork

  • serves 10


4 Ratings
Directions for: Tacos with Tequila-Marinated Pork


3 dried guajillo chili

⅓ cup tequila

3 Tbsp lemon juice

3 cloves garlic, chopped

2 Tbsp vegetable oil

1 tsp ground cumin

½ tsp salt

1 lb(s) boneless pork, loin

1 onion, thinly, sliced

10 medium wheat or corn tortilla

⅔ cup corn, kernels

¾ cup mild feta cheese

¾ cup crumbled queso fresco cheese

¾ cup sour cream

¾ cup creme fraiche


1. Soak chilies in 1 cup (250 mL) hot water for 30 minutes or until softened and pliable. Drain, reserving liquid. Stem, seed and chop chilies finely. Place in blender with tequila, lemon juice, garlic, 1 tablespoon (15 mL) of the oil, cumin and salt; purée until smooth. Combine 1/4 cup (50 mL) of the marinade with soaking liquid; set aside. Scrape remaining marinade into glass bowl; set aside.

2. Trim fat and membrane from pork. Cut crosswise into 1/2-inch (1.25 cm) slices and then into strips about 1/2-inch (1.25 cm) thick. Toss strips with marinade in bowl. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours. (Make-ahead: Cover soaking liquid mixture and store with marinating pork strips for up to 24 hours.)

3. Prepare Fresh Tomato Salsa.

4. Meanwhile, in skillet, heat 1 tablespoon (15 mL) of the remaining oil over medium heat; cook onion, stirring, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add soaking liquid mixture; bring to boil. Simmer until thickened enough to coat onion generously.

5. Meanwhile, place strips on greased grill or on grill pan over medium-high heat. Grill, turning once or twice, until edges are crisp and pork has just a hint of pink inside, about 8 minutes. Add to skillet: coat with onion mixture.

6. Lay tortillas on work surface. Evenly divide pork mixture, salsa, corn and cheese over half of each tortillas. Fold over so edges meet; press edges together.

7. Brush large clean skillet with more oil; set over medium-high heat fry tortillas until golden and crisp, about 4 minutes per side. Serve with sour cream.

8. Yield: 10 tacos

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