Family- Style Pork Tacos


1½ Tbs ancho chile powder
1 tsp salt
½ tsp dried oregano
¼ tsp ground cumin
1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper
pinch of cinnamon
pinch of allspice
1½ lbs pork tenderloin, cut into 1/3-inch cubes
1 medium white onion, chopped
2 Tbs cider vinegar
5 Tbs minced cilantro
3 Tbs extra-virgin olive oil
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
Fifteen 6-inch flour or corn tortillas
chopped avocado, shredded lettuce, salsa and lime wedges

1. In a large bowl, mix ancho powder with the salt, oregano, cumin, pepper, cinnamon and allspice. Add pork, onion, vinegar, and ¼ cup of the cilantro and mix well.

2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet. Add pork and stir-fry over moderately high heat until browned outside and just cooked through. Transfer pork to a colander to drain, then sprinkle with the cheese and remaining 1 Tbs. cilantro. Transfer pork to serving bowl and serve with warmed tortillas, avocado, lettuce, salsa and lime wedges.

Servings: 5 (3 tacos per serving)

Cooking Tips
*To warm tortillas, place them in a pile (8 at a time), wrap with a dampened paper towel and microwave for about 2 1/2 minutes. Place in a towel covered basket to keep warm.

Recipe Source: Jim Peyton (Food and Wine)

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