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Cooking with Sun King Taco Tuesday Pork Puffy Tacos


Tuesday, November 20, 2018

 

This ain't your normal Taco Tuesday recipe! This pork puffy taco recipe will send your tastebuds into overdrive. Invite your friends over for dinner! This recipe feeds six. Pair these with Foxy Jam Pants and your Taco Tuesday will be a huge success.

 


 

Foxy Jam Pants Puffy Pork Tacos

 

Total Time: 1 hr 15 min (Active Prep Time: 1 hr)

 

Servings: 6

 

 

Ingredients

 

For the Shells:

 

1 pound fresh masa for tortillas or 1 1/2 cups of masa carina mixed with 1 cup Foxy Jam Pants and left to rest, covered, for 15 minutes

Peanut or canola oil, for frying

Kosher salt

 

For the Filling:

 

2 tablespoons canola or vegetable oil

1 cup finely chopped white onion (about 1 medium onion)

3 tablespoons finely chopped seeded jalapeƱos (about 2 medium peppers)

1 tablespoons freshly minced garlic (about 3 medium cloves)

2 tablespoons chili powder

1 tablespoon Mexican oregano

1 tablespoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon ground coriander

1/2 teaspoon chipotle powder

2 pounds ground pork

1 cup Foxy Jam Pants

1 cup finely chopped fire-roasted tomatoes from 1 (15-ounce) can, drained

1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro leaves and tender stems

1 tablespoon fresh juice from 1 lime

 

For Serving:

 

1/2 head iceberg lettuce, shredded

6 ounces grated Longhorn cheddar, mild cheddar, or Monetary Jack cheese

1 small white onion, finely diced

2 Roma tomatoes, seeded and finely diced

Sour cream for serving

 


Directions

 

For the Shells:

 

Fill a wok or Dutch oven with 2-3 inches oil and heat to 375 degrees over high heat. Pull off a 2-tablespoon-sized piece of masa and form into ball. Press dough into a thin round between two sheets of plastic wrap in a tortilla press or roll out using a rolling pin. 

 

Place masa in hot oil and let cook until it floats and puffs, about 10 seconds. Using a metal spatula carefully press middle of tortilla down to create a taco-shell shape and hold until form sets, about 10 seconds longer. Using the spatula, gently submerge one side of shell into oil and cook until crisp, 10-15 seconds. Repeat with other side. Remove shell from oil and allow to drain, then transfer to a paper town lined sheet pan, season with salt to taste, and repeat with remaining masa. 

 

For the Filling:

 

Heat oil in 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add onions and cook until softened and beginning to brown around the edges, 5-7 minutes. Add jalapeƱos and garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add chili powder, oregano, cumin, coriander, and chipotle powder and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add ground pork and cook, breaking apart with wooden spoon or potato masher, until browned throughout, about 5 minutes. 

 

Stir in Foxy Jam Pants and diced tomatoes and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook until liquid thickens, about 15 minutes. Stir in cilantro and lime juice and season with salt to taste. 

 

Spoon meat mixture into taco shells and top with lettuce, grated cheese, onion, tomato, and/or sour cream. Serve immediately. 

 

 

Recipe by: Sun King Culinary Director Steven Unrue

 

  
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