Enjoy this all-star ground pork taco recipe for a simple, delicious, filling and healthy meal – the whole family will love.
Half a large onion
1 lb regular ground pork, no seasoning
cabbage (we used purple cabbage for this recipe)
limes or lemons
small soft shell tortillas (or if you prefer, make it gluten-free with soft corn shell tortillas)
salt & pepper
Southwest seasoning blend (or use: Chili Powder, Garlic Powder, Cumin to season the meat)
Shredded Cheese (Monterey Jack or Sharp White Cheddar are good)
PREP: Finely dice half of a large onion; Cut lemons or limes into quarter size wedges; pinch off leaves from Cilantro stems and then chop; chop a half or quarter of the Cabbage into thin strips
Drizzle a tablespoon of oil in a skillet. Heat pan to medium heat and add the onion and a pinch of salt. Cook onion until slightly softened and lightly browned.
Add ground pork to the pan and season it to taste. Use a heat-safe spoon or spatula to break up the meat as it cooks through, for about 6 minutes. TIP: If the pork is fattier, strain the pan upon cooking. If the meat is on the drier side, add a dash of water to the pan while it’s cooking so it doesn’t get too dried out.
While the meat is cooking, add the cabbage to a medium sized mixing bowl. Stir in a 1/4 cup of mayonaise (we like avocado mayo for the good fats), plus a tablespoon of olive oil, and salt and pepper to taste. Squeeze the juice from a whole lime or lemon over the cabbage. Mix well.
You can individually warm tortilla shells in a lightly oiled skillet. Alternatively, wrap tortillas in damp paper towel and microwave until warm, for about 30 seconds.
Serve 1-3 tacos per person. Add the meat mixture, cabbage mix, a dollop of sour cream and top with cilantro.