Recipe Details

Honey and Spice Sautéed Pork Hand Tacos

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4

FOR ROASTS, CHOPS and TENDERLOINS

Cook to 145 F with 3 minute rest

Ingredients

1 pound boneless pork chops, thinly-cut (1/2-inch thick), cut into strips
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon ground chipotle pepper, (smoked or plain paprika can be used as an alternative)
8 small corn tortillas, warmed
1 cup romaine lettuce, shredded
1 cup pico de gallo, *
To taste light sour cream, or crema

Cooking Directions

In a medium sized bowl combine the honey, olive oil, lemon juice, soy sauce and ground chipotle pepper and whisk to combine. Add the sliced pork to the marinade and let it sit for 15 minutes.
Heat a skillet over high heat. Add the slices of pork to the skillet and cook for 1-2 minutes on each side, flipping with tongs in the middle of the cooking process. Once cooked, remove the pork to a plate and reserve.
 
Arrange 8 corn tortillas on a platter. Sprinkle each with equal amounts of shredded lettuce and pico de gallo. Arrange a few pieces of pork on top of each taco, and top with sour cream or crema if desired.
 
 4 servings, 2 tacos each
 
* You can find prepared pico de gallo, typically a combination of onions, chiles, tomatoes, lime juice and cilantro, in the refrigerated section of the produce department in most major supermarkets.
 
 

Serving Suggestions

These tacos would be great alongside a rice pilaf dish. Chop up some fresh cilantro and stir it into the rice for an extra kick.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 330 calories
Protein: 25 grams
Fat: 19 grams
Sodium: 90 milligrams
Cholesterol: 100 milligrams
Saturated Fat: 9 grams
Carbohydrates: 18 grams
Fiber: 3 grams

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About the Cut: Chop

Pork chops are the most popular cut from the pork loin, which is the strip of meat that runs from the pig’s hip to shoulder. Depending on where they originate, pork chops can be found under a variety of names, including loin, rib, sirloin, top loin and blade chops.

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About the Cooking Method: Sauteing

COOKING BASICS:
1)Heat a small amount of oil in a large heavy skillet over a medium-high heat.
2)Place pork in skillet; do not cover.
3)Cook pork uncovered, turning occasionally. For stir-frying, cook over high heat, stirring constantly.

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Buying, Handling & Storage Tips

The best way to defrost pork is in the refrigerator in its wrapping. Defrosting a 1 inch chop will take 12-14 hours.


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Butcher's Tips

It’s important to note that all pork chops cook the same. The length of cooking primarily depends on the thickness of the chop. Thickness can vary from ½ to 2 inches. Whether you choose chops boneless for convenience or chops with the bone attached for their attractive appearance, the cooking time is the same. Pork chops are likely the least intimidating of all pork cuts because they are so easy to prepare.

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Yummy
by anonymous 10/28/2013
Made these numerous times, my teenagers just love these!!!

Yummy!
by anonymous 06/14/2013
My husband made these last night and I wish we would have had more to eat they were so good. He isn't a big cook so the recipe has to be easy for him to follow and it was!

so good!
by anonymous 05/30/2013
I really don't like to cook and I'm kind of a picky eater, but this recipe was incredibly easy to make and absolutely delicious! Yum!

honey and spice taco
by MaryBeth 05/12/2013
very easy to prepare and really enjoyed the sweet taste