SAVORY STORIES - PORK CARNITAS TACOS

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Education & Training with Performance Development Strategies

This is my third entry into Rocky Dickerson 's Savory Stories challenge.  Here is another summer special.  I received this recipe from Hello Fresh.  I subscribe to their boxes from time to time and I note the ones I really like.  This is one I liked and I tried to stay with their ingredients but varied them spices somewhat. 

I made these last night and I could hardly contain Phyllis from eating hers until she held it for the picture above.  We both loved them.

Here are the ingredients as I made them last night:

  • 1 large yellow onion
  • 1 poblano pepper
  • 1 package of fresh cilantro
  • 1 plum tomato
  • 1 lime
  • 5 teaspons white wine vinegar
  • 1 pound of ground pork
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon of chili powder
  • 3 tablespoons of chicken stock concentrate
  • 2 ounces of tomato paste
  • 4 tablespoons of sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon of chipotie powder
  • 1/3 cup of monterey jack cheese
  • 6 flour tortillas

First step is to prepare all of the produce.

Halve the onion and slice one half and dice the other half.  Core deseed and dice the problano.  Roughly chop the cilantro.  Halve the lime. Dice the tomato.  Like below:

Next make pickled onion by combining the sliced onion, vinegar, 2 teaspoons of sugar and one tablespoon of water.

Take a large pan and add a drizzle of olive oil and add pork breaking up meat.  Once cooked set aside and add another drizzle of oil and add the chopped onion and the chopped poblano.  Then return the meat to the pan and add salt and pepper.

Now add the garlic power and the chili power, the chicken stock concentrate, tomato paste and 1/4 cup of water.  Cook until thickened like the picture below.

 

While this is cooking combine sour cream in a small bowl, juice from the lime, chipotle powder, salt, and stir in water 1 teaspoon at a time to drizzling consistency.

Warm the tacos in a microwave with a damp paper towel.  Add all of the ingredients to each taco and enjoy.

 

 

Comments (23)

James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Grant.

It is 02:36 AM CST, guess what I'm craving right now?  Times up, you guessed right....

Jul 31, 2021 12:37 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Grant: I am not much of a taco eater but your enthusiasm (and that of Phyllis)  is contagious.   Now I am feeling a bit of a craving.

Jul 31, 2021 03:38 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Grant... I love tacos, but I don't eat pork, so I'd need to play around a bit with this recipe.

Jul 31, 2021 04:43 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Awesome recipe, thanks for sharing.  I will definately give this one a try.

Jul 31, 2021 05:17 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

This is definitely something that I would make!  I am sure you and your family enjoyed that meal.

Jul 31, 2021 05:24 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I love tacos/burritos/etc and this sounds like a tasty type! Thanks for sharing.

Jul 31, 2021 05:37 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Kathy - I love it too.  I have a number of taco recipes with chicken and beef too.

Bob  - it would be a nice addition.

John - hope you try them.

James - well great for your Saturday.

Michael - wow.  I should have posted this in the afternoon in time for supper.

Nina - I have chicken and beef as well.

Richard - enjoy it.

Brian - yes, we certainly did enjoy it.

Jul 31, 2021 05:41 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Kat - I love them too and have a number of recipes for them.

Jul 31, 2021 06:16 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Grant, I missed your invite to come over for these, shocks, well maybe next time.  They look good.

 

Jul 31, 2021 06:50 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Will - now that is an honor considering your cooking skills.  Glad to have you.

Jul 31, 2021 06:53 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Grant, OH BOY, another one I will HAVE to try.  LOVE Mexican food, and this one looks especially yummy.

Jul 31, 2021 07:21 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Hey there Grant Schneider thank you for participating in our July Active Rain challenge!

Jul 31, 2021 10:05 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Grant,

What a great recipe.  We often make carnitas,  and I warm my tortillas in a skillet with a little bit of butter.  A

Jul 31, 2021 10:27 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

YUM!  Grant this sounds delicious.  We were planning on steak tacos tomorrow night but I think I'll have to spice it up a bit and use your recipe instead!  Thanks!

Jul 31, 2021 01:02 PM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

We know tacos is very poplar, but Larry and I are not fans (we know we're in the minority). But, I like the way you introduce your recipe and all the photos. Nicely done!

Jul 31, 2021 01:29 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Grant that receipt looks, and sounds fantastic.  I need to try this one.

Jul 31, 2021 04:56 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Joan - it is definately mouth watering.

Rocky - thanks for the idea and hosting it.

Alexandra - that is an idea for warming.  I will try that next time.

Anna - wow I am flattered by that.

Larry and Sheila - thats for the compliment.

George - nice summer treat.

Aug 01, 2021 05:42 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Grant, for sharing this recipe. I sent it to Chef Dolores on Facebook.

Aug 01, 2021 09:58 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Thanks Roy

Aug 01, 2021 07:12 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Grant Schneider - This is one of my family's favorite dishes ...tacos that is.  I usually prepare all the ingredients and then let everyone fill their own shell or tortilla.  One of my sons likes to make burritos instead of tacos. Your recipes are very easy to follow. 

Aug 01, 2021 07:49 PM