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Asian Pork Tacos with Spicy Slaw

  • Author: A Cedar Spoon // Julia Jolliff
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 6-8 1x
  • Category: Dinner, Tacos
  • Cuisine: Asian

Description

Asian Pork Tacos with Spicy Slaw are packed with flavor and perfect for taco night. Pork tenderloin is marinaded in an Asian sauce and grilled to create tender pork. Thin slices of the pork are then added to your favorite taco shell with a spicy sriracha slaw, cheese, fresh cilantro and chopped cherry tomatoes.


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Ingredients

For the marinade:

  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne red pepper {more or less for spice}
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion salt
  • 1/2 Tablespoon oregano
  • Sprinkle of salt
  • Dash of pepper
  • 2 pork tenderloins {about 1 lb. each or 2 lb. total}

For the spicy slaw:

  • 1/4 of a small head of cabbage, shredded
  • 1/4 of a small head of red cabbage, shredded
  • 1 cup broccoli florets, shredded
  • 2 carrots, peeled, shredded
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Sriracha {more or less for spice}
  • Dash of salt and pepper

For the taco assembly:

  • Tortillas or taco shell of choice
  • 8 oz. bag of Sargento Chefs Blend 4 State cheddar cheese, divided among the tacos
  • Cherry tomatoes, chopped
  • Freshly chopped cilantro
  • Red onion, chopped

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl mix together the soy sauce, olive oil, lime juice, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, onion salt, oregano and salt and pepper and whisk. Set aside.
  2. In a large ziplock bag place the two pork tenderloins and pour the marinade over the pork. Close the bag and work the marinade into the pork using your hands. Refrigerate for 2 hours or ideally overnight.
  3. Once you are ready to grill the pork tenderloin remove the pork from the refrigerator 30 minutes before. Heat the grill to high heat.
  4. For the spicy slaw shred the cabbage, red cabbage, broccoli and carrot in a food processor. Place the shredded vegetables in a medium mix bowl and add the mayonnaise, sriracha and salt and pepper and stir to combine. Set aside.
  5. Once the grill is heated set the two pork tenderloins on the grill and grill the first side for 7 minutes, the second side for 6 minutes and then 5 minutes with the grill turned off and the lid closed or until the pork reaches an internal temperature of 145-150 degrees F. Once the pork is done grilling remove from the grill, cover with foil and let sit for 10 minutes then thinly slice the pork and set on a large platter.
  6. When you are ready to assemble your tacos place the thinly sliced pork in the taco shell followed by the cheese. Heat the taco for 10-20 seconds in the microwave or you can bake the tacos in the oven to melt the cheese. Garnish with the spicy slaw, chopped cherry tomatoes, cilantro and red onion. Enjoy!

Notes

Feel free to add whatever your favorite taco toppings are. Some other great ideas are sesame seeds, green onions, grated ginger, salsa.

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