Pork Tacos

Pork Tacos

Orange and lime juice are traditional ingredients in some parts of Mexico. I’m glad I learned that. This may not be a completely “authentic” recipe, but it’s a satisfying alternative to using a packet of proprietary mix.


simple with salsa


with the works

  • 500g lean minced pork
  • 1 Tbsp. lime juice
  • 2 Tbsp. orange juice
  • 1 med. onion chopped finely
  • 1 Tbsp. crushed garlic
  • 1 Tbsp. oregano
  • 2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 2 tsp. dried coriander leaves
  • 2 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 or 3 chillies, or more to taste, seeded and chopped
  • Oil spray for frying


  • Taco shells or tortillas
  • Any or all of:
    • Lettuce, coriander or baby spinach leaves
    • Sliced tomatoes or salsa
    • Thinly sliced red onion


  1. Mix the lime and orange juices into the mince and leave to marinate overnight, or at least 2 hrs
  2. Brown the marinated pork mince in a lightly oiled frypan then stir in the remaining ingredients and cook slowly until any moisture is evaporated and the meat mixture fragrant, crumbly and well cooked.
  3. Serve in heated taco shells or tortillas with your choice of lettuce, spinach, fresh coriander leaves, raw onion, tomato and/or salsa and sour cream.


Heating tortillas:

1 – Splash them both sides with a few drops of water and heat on a hot lightly oiled skillet or frypan for a few seconds each side.

2 – Place 4 tortillas on a damp paper towel on a plate, and cover with another damp towel. Microwave on high for 1 minute @ 600W or 40 seconds @ 1000.

Heat taco shells as the packet directs.



About Uisce úr

Though I am old with wandering Through hollow lands and hilly lands, I will find out where she has gone, And kiss her lips and take her hands; And walk among long dappled grass, And pluck till time and times are done, The silver apples of the moon, The golden apples of the sun.
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2 Responses to Pork Tacos

  1. Pork Tacos are one of my favourites but have never used minced pork before, will have to give this a try

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