This is a super quick dish to make after work, one of my favorites; and there is no way to screw it up!
Also, it is a great way to enjoy tacos without using the packet of sodium that comes in a taco meal kit. Those packets bother me so much; have you ever read the sodium content on them? YIKES! I can never drink enough tequila to wash the salt away. 😉
1 lb ground pork
1 large clove garlic, minced
2 tbsp chili powder
1 tbsp paprika
1 tspn cumin
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup of tepid water
You’ll need a taco shell/tortilla kit, just the shells; either crunchy, soft, or both. My kids like the shell kits with both. Heat the shells/tortillas per instructions on the package.
Brown pork in a large skillet over medium-high heat. As it heats, break up the pork with a spatula/spoon into smaller pieces.
Drain fat if there is any.
Add in the garlic, spices and water. Stir together. Cover skillet.
Let simmer, stirring occassionally, until the liquid reduces; about 10 minutes. Add in S&P to taste.
Spoon mixture into tortillas or taco shells; top with Colby Jack cheese, guacamole, tomatoes, shredded lettuce or anything you like.. and enjoy!
3 thoughts on “Ground Pork Tacos”
I love this. We only would use half the spice packet and they were still too salty. Laura likes sliced black olives on tacos. Problem is I need two cans because she snacks while she slices. 🙂
It’s scary how many different companies make the seasoning packets with the salt content so high; that i can’t believe people buy them!
lol I would, too! between my youngest and myself. we love olives too much, of all kinds.