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    Jalisco Pork

    Jalisco Pork. Photo by Sue Lau

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    1 hr 23 mins

    1 hr 15 mins

    8 mins

    Sue Lau's Note:

    This is also known as Carne Adobado. Either way, it is so simple to make, and quite delicious. Nicely sliced up and served in a tortilla, it's a nice change from a steak taco. This recipe comes from Sunset magazine, if I remember right.

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    1. 1
      Pound pork evenly to 1/4-inch thickness (between plastic wrap is good).
    2. 2
      Blend paprika, chili powder, vinegar, garlic, cumin, oregano, and salt, and rub over all sides of pork.
    3. 3
      Rest meat for at least one hour, refrigerated.
    4. 4
      Cut pork into 3-4 serving pieces.
    5. 5
      Pan-fry meat in the oil on both sides, until cooked to your liking.
    6. 6
      Drain meat and season with additional salt (if desired) and lime.
    7. 7
      Serve on warm tortillas with salsa, guacamole, and sliced fresh chiles (if desired).

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 26, 2007


      This was great. I loved it, and my g/f was even more ecstatic about it. It was super easy to make , and the combination of spices was awesome. It led to a really complex taste. I used boneless pork chops instead of the tenderloin (we're on a law school budget). I also made more of the dry rub and really slathered them in it b/c of past comments. They turned out super flavorful. I actually decided to fry up the jalapeños and cook the chops in the resulting oil to give it a little more "kick". We served sliced with sour cream and jalapeños so we could eat them burrito style. We will be making this again!!!!!

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    • on December 05, 2004


      Sue, this was great! Really easy and tasty and definitely will have a permanent home in our menu rotation. We served the pork in whole wheat tortillas, with low fat sour cream and 2% shredded cheddar cheese topped with some pickled jalepenos. After we cooked the pork in there was so much yummy seasoning left in the pan we added a can of fat free refried beans to it, which made them absolutely delicious. We added a green salad and it was a fantastic meal. Lastly we cooked the pork in cooking spray instead of oil with great results. Thanks Sue for a GREAT recipe!

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    • on June 07, 2012


      I liked this pork very much. Other than scaling the recipe for a smaller amount, I didn't change anything. It was very easy to make and the pork turned out flavorful and tender. I put it in flour tortillas with some salad, and it made a very good dinner. (Though a little messy. But good things are always messy.) Thank you very much for sharing this recipe with us.

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    Nutritional Facts for Jalisco Pork

    Serving Size: 1 (131 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 3

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 236.3
    Calories from Fat 92
    Total Fat 10.2 g
    Saturated Fat 2.4 g
    Cholesterol 98.2 mg
    Sodium 490.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 3.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.2 g
    Sugars 0.4 g
    Protein 31.8 g

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