Green Chile Pork Taco

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Green Chile Pork Taco
Dan Myers

Green chiles are a trademark of Southwest cuisine, especially in New Mexico, where the hatch chile is abundant and tops everything from tacos to burgers to omelettes. In this recipe, pork is slow-cooked with a sauce made from the chiles, then used to create a taco that's full of flavor. We top it with cilantro, lime, and pickled onions, but you're more than welcome to get creative.

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5
Servings
559
Calories Per Serving
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Ingredients

  • 2 Pounds pork cubes
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 10 tortillas, corn or flour
  • 1 Tablespoon ancho chile powder
  • 1 Tablespoon cumin
  • 1/3 Cup pickled onions
  • 2 limes
  • 1 Cup cilantro, chopped
  • 2 Cups green chiles

Directions

In a Dutch oven, heat oil over high heat, then add pork and cook until browned on all sides. Reduce heat to low and add green chiles, salt, chile powder, and cumin. Let simmer for one hour, until pork is tender. 

Shred pork in the pot with two forks, and add a little water to reconstitute the sauce if necessary. Let simmer for another 15-20 minutes, and add additional salt to taste.

Heat tortillas, and add some pork to each. Top with cilantro, a squeeze of lime, and pickled onions. 

Chile Shopping Tip

Fresh peppers get hotter as they age; they will achieve a more reddish hue and sometimes develop streaks in the skin.

Chile Cooking Tip

There are 60 varieties of chile peppers, many of which are used in Mexican cooking. Handle them with care. When handling the spicier kinds, gloves are recommended. Always wash your hands with soap and warm water before touching your eyes.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
30g
47%
Sugar
5g
N/A
Saturated Fat
9g
43%
Cholesterol
114mg
38%
Protein
41g
81%
Carbs
32g
11%
Vitamin A
75µg
8%
Vitamin B12
1µg
16%
Vitamin B6
1mg
60%
Vitamin C
156mg
100%
Vitamin D
0.9µg
0.2%
Vitamin E
3mg
15%
Vitamin K
20µg
26%
Calcium
113mg
11%
Fiber
6g
23%
Folate (food)
25µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
25µg
6%
Iron
4mg
23%
Magnesium
98mg
24%
Monounsaturated
15g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
10mg
50%
Phosphorus
556mg
79%
Polyunsaturated
4g
N/A
Potassium
1052mg
30%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.6mg
33.4%
Sodium
632mg
26%
Thiamin (B1)
2mg
100%
Zinc
4mg
28%

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