Family Night – Pork Tacos

This post is included in a series of several posts called “Family Night.” My family gets together and we basically have a pot luck. This is a good time for us because we get to see each other, newborn baby included, eat, drink, and have a good time. The kids run around while the family gets to eat food that really good. 


I used to work at a Tex-Mex catering company for almost a whole year so I love making delicious tacos with chicken and homemade beans. The best part of this family night? I get to spend it with family.

Here are the ingredients:

  • 3 pork chops ~ 1lb
  • 2 teaspoon cumin
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 2 Tablespoons butter 
  • water (optional for people who don’t want to use white wine)

 

The first thing I did when I got home from the store took the pork and allow it to come to room temperature. I did make this recipe in a cast iron pan because you get a nice sear, crispy outside, and soft chewy inside. 

Recipe:

  1. Allow pork to come to room temperature.
  2. Crank the cast iron to high, and get it ripping hot.
  3. Salt and pepper the chops on both sides 
  4. Cook the chops ~2 minutes on each side. 
  5. take them off and cut them into smaller cubes, and throw them back onto the cast iron. *the meat will be hot*
  6. Add 2 tablespoons of butter, and 1/4 cup of white cooking wine deglazing the pan. 
  7. Add the Cumin and chili powder. Allow pork to be coated and heated thoroughly before taking off of the cast iron and be being served.

If you wanted to sweeten up the dish, you could add a tablespoon of brown sugar. This would a sweet n spicy taste.

Pico de gallo:

  • 3 medium tomatoes
  • 1 smaller jalapeno
  • 1/2 an onion 
  • 1 teaspoon of grated garlic
  • a small handful of cilantro
  • salt and pepper to taste

*If you don’t like the spicy jalapeno, switch it out with bell pepper.

lime-2133091_1920I would recommend added a sweeter coleslaw underneath to compliment the spicy pork. Squeeze a nice juicy lime over top, and chow down! It would be a good idea for a party or just a family night for dinner. Either way, you get delicious food and great quality time with the people who you love.

This recipe is good for a night where if you don’t want to spend a lot of time over the stove. It’s easy and delicious, kid-friendly (wine cooks out), and is enjoyed by all. 

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Meat and Mains

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