Pork Tacos with Mango Salsa Recipe

Pork Tacos with Mango Salsa is a delightful and flavorful dish that combines the savory goodness of seasoned pork with the sweet and tangy freshness of mango salsa. This dish features tender, seasoned pork, often prepared as pulled pork or thinly sliced pork loin and a zesty mango salsa made with ripe mango, red onion, jalapeño, lime juice and cilantro.

The pork for making Pork Tacos with Mango Salsa dish is typically slow-cooked, roasted, or grilled with a blend of spices and seasonings that can include cumin, paprika, garlic, and onion powder. The result is a tender and flavorful protein base for the tacos. 

The mango salsa serves as the highlight, offering a sweet, tropical twist to the tacos. It's a combination of diced mango, red onion, fresh cilantro, a hint of heat from jalapeño, and a splash of lime juice for brightness. Here's a recipe for delicious Pork Tacos with Mango Salsa:

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Ingredients of Pork Tacos with Mango Salsa:

For the Pork:
  • 1.5 to 2 pounds (680-900g) pork shoulder or pork loin
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup chicken or vegetable broth
For the Mango Salsa:
  • 2 ripe mangoes, peeled, pitted and diced
  • 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely chopped (adjust to your spice preference)
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Salt to taste
For Serving:
  • 8 small flour or corn tortillas
  • Optional toppings: sour cream, shredded cheese, avocado slices, extra cilantro

Instructions of Making Pork Tacos with Mango Salsa:

1. Preparation of the Pork:
  • Mix together the cumin, chili powder, paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper in a small bowl to create a dry rub.
  • Rub the spice mixture evenly over the pork shoulder or loin.
  • Take a large skillet or Dutch oven and heat the olive oil in it over medium-high heat. Sear the pork on all sides until it develops a golden brown crust.
  • Transfer the seared pork to a slow cooker. Pour the chicken or vegetable broth over the pork.
  • Cover it now and cook on low heat for 6-8 hours, until the pork is tender and can be easily shred with a fork. You can cook on high heat also for 3-4 hours.
  • Shred the cooked pork using two forks. You can return the shredded pork to the slow cooker and keep it warm until serving.
2. Preparation of the Mango Salsa:
  • Combine the diced mango, chopped red onion, jalapeño, cilantro, and lime juice in a mixing bowl and season with salt to taste. Mix everything well. Now cover it and refrigerate until ready to use.
3. Assemble the Tacos:
  • Heat the tortillas in the microwave or in a dry skillet until warm.
  • To assemble each taco, place a generous amount of the shredded pork in the center of a warm tortilla.
  • Top with mango salsa and any optional toppings you like, such as sour cream, shredded cheese, avocado slices, and extra cilantro.
4. Serving of Pork Tacos with Mango Salsa: 
  • Serve the pork tacos with mango salsa immediately and enjoy!
These pork tacos with mango salsa offer a delightful combination of savory, spicy, and sweet flavors that are sure to please your taste buds. They make for a great meal for gatherings or a special weeknight dinner.

 Recipe Card
Cuisine: Mexico, Course: Dinner, Prep Time: 25 minutes, Cooking Time: 6 hours, Total Time; 6 hours 25 minutes, Serving: 8 person

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