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Smokey Pork Tenderloin Tacos

Source: dinnertonight.tamu.edu

Course: Soup

Yield: 8

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 12 tbsp paprika
  • 12 tbsp white pepper
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 pork tenderloin (about 2-3 lbs)
  • 8 corn tortillas
  • 2 avocados (pitted and thinly sliced)
  • 12 cup salsa
  • 8 sprigs cilantro (finely chopped about 2 tbsp)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325F degrees.
  2. Pat tenderloin dry with paper towel.
  3. Put meat into bowl, rolling it in the Rub mixture until it is coated evenly.
  4. Cover the meat with wax paper or plastic wrap and let sit at room temperature for 10 minutes, no longer
  5. Place the meat in heavy duty aluminum foil and fold foil to make a sealed pouch.
  6. Place tenderloin in baking dish or pan and put into oven.
  7. Bake for 2 hours or until it shreds with a fork.
  8. Transfer meat to a serving dish and let rest for 5 minutes.
  9. Warm the tortillas by loosely wrapping them in a damp paper towel and microwave on high for 30 to 45 seconds.
  10. Shred with fork or slice tenderloin into very thin pieces and serve hot with warm tortillas, avocados, salsa, and cilantro in separate bowls so all family members can make their own tacos

Amount Per Serving (8)

  • Calories: 300
  • Protein: 32
  • Sugar: 2
  • Carbohydrate: 19
  • Fat: 11
  • Cholesterol: 92
  • Sodium: 125
  • Fiber: 5
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