Mexican Pork Tacos

Prep time: 10min
Total time: 55min
Serves: 6
2
pork tenderloins (12 oz /340 g each)
1
jalapeno, minced
1 tbsp
canola oil
15 mL
1 tbsp
brown sugar
15 mL
2 cloves
garlic, minced
1 tsp
ground cumin
5 mL
1/2 tsp
dried oregano
2 mL
1/2 tsp
salt
2 mL
1 tbsp
orange juice
15 mL
5 inch
multigrain tortillas, warmed
3/4 cup
prepared salsa verde
175 mL
Per serving (2 tacos):
calories
360
fat
11 g
saturated fat
2 g
carbs
37 g
sugar
6 g
protein
28 g
cholestrol
60 mg
fibre
3 g
sodium
910 mg

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 450°F (230°C). In a small bowl, combine jalapeno, canola oil, brown sugar, garlic, cumin, oregano, salt and orange juice. Pat pork dry, rub with mixture and marinate at room temperature for 10 min. Roast tenderloins on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet for 20 to 25 min. or until an instant-read thermometer registers 155°F (70°C) when inserted into the thickest portion of the meat.

  2. Let tenderloins rest for 10 min. before slicing and dividing between tortillas and topping with salsa verde.

Tip

For additional garnishes, top tacos with chopped tomatoes, avocado, fresh cilantro and pumpkin seeds.