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Pork Tacos

These Pork Tacos are quick, healthy, and kid friendly. Tender pork is cooked to perfection then served in a tortilla with a creamy green chile sauce and all your favorite taco toppings!
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: green chile sauce, healthy, pork tenderloin
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 480kcal
Author: Jennifer Debth


Pork Tacos

  • 4 cups water
  • 1/4 cup salt
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless pork tenderloin
  • 4-6 tablespoons homemade taco seasoning or 2 (1 oz) packets store-bought taco seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper as needed
  • Tortillas sour cream, cheese, pico de gallo, guacamole, etc. for serving

Green Chile Sauce

  • 1 cup roasted salted cashews ***
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon taco seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 (7 oz) can diced green chiles
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce more or less depending on how spicy you’re feeling - we use 1 teaspoon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt more or less to taste


Pork Tacos

  • Fill a large bowl with 4 cups of warm water.
  • Pour in 1/4 cup salt and stir until most of the salt has absorbed.
  • Stir in the pork tenderloin.
  • Let sit for 15 minutes at room temperature to brine.*
  • Remove the pork from brine, then rinse with cold water.**
  • Pat dry, then cube pork into bite sized pieces.
  • Place into a clean bowl, and toss with taco seasoning until each pork cube is fully coated.
  • Heat oil in a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat.
  • Once hot, add in cubed pork and cook until no longer pink, about 5-10 minutes.
  • Taste and re-season, if necessary.
  • Serve with all your favorite taco fixins!
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Green Chile Sauce

  • Place cashews, water, taco seasoning, lime juice, green chiles, hot sauce, and salt into a high powered blender (recommended: Vitamix).
  • Blend until smooth and creamy.
  • Taste and re-season, if necessary.
  • Drizzle over pork tacos and enjoy!
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*This step ensures that your pork is super moist!
**This removes excess salt.
***They have to be roasted, salted cashews or they won't break down to create a sauce. 


Serving: 1person | Calories: 480kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 111mg | Sodium: 8147mg | Potassium: 918mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 356IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 5mg