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Caramelized Pork Tenderloin with Mango Pineapple Salsa

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These caramelized pork tacos with pineapple mango sauce are a delicious flavor combination.

The sweet, with a hint of kick of the caramelized pork paired with the tropical tangy, sweet flavors of the pineapple mango salsa make this a meal you won’t soon forget.

You can use any type of pork tenderloin or pork shoulder.

I used Ibérico pork tenderloin from Cuisinery.

If you aren’t familiar with Iberico pork tenderloin, it is from the Iberico pig.

It is incredibly tender with a nutty, rich flavor.

It is incredible tasting meat and this recipe was perfect for showcasing it.

iberico pork in package from cuisinery

The pork tenderloin was incredibly tender and caramelized perfection in just a few minutes.

Taco Tuesday is one of our favorite nights.

It often features fresh mango pineapple salsa.

The tart, sweet flavor of the mango pineapple salsa recipe really made these tacos have wow factor.

It’s an easy recipe from start to finish.

You might go back to traditional tacos, but next time, try this delicious spin on tacos and enjoy the flavor combination the tropics can bring to the meal.

We served ours with Cuisinery’s Mexican Style Street Corn.

caramelized iberico pork tacos with mango pineapple salsa

This Street Corn from Cadence Kitchen is an unforgettable classic that will instantly transport you to the streets of Mexico. Coated in cotija cheese, sour cream and a touch of cayenne pepper, this side makes a great complement to an easy weeknight dinner and an instant crowd-pleaser at any party.

You can add shredded red cabbage.

Toss it in a sweet chili sauce if you want a bit more flavor.

caramelized iberico pork tacos and pineapple mango salsa

 

For the Pork:

  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1/2 cup red onion, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • jalapeño, diced with ribs and seeds removed
  • 2 teaspoons fish sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon strong coffee, optional
  • 1.5 pounds boneless pork loin, sliced into thin strips
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 8 flour tortillas or corn tortillas
  • Lime wedges, optional
  • Feta Cheese, optional

caramelized iberico pork tacos with pineapple salsa

For the Pineapple Mango Salsa

1 pineapple, cored and diced

2 mangos, diced

1 small red onion, finely diced

1 red bell pepper, finely diced

1 small cucumber

1 jalapeno pepper, or 2 Mexican Serrano chiles, seeded and minced

1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh cilantro

1/4 teaspoon pureed ginger root

1 teaspoon granulated sugar or agave syrup, optional

1/4 cup lime juice

caramelized iberico pork and mango pineapple salsa

How to Make Caramelized Pork with Mango Pineapple Salsa:

For the pork: 

  • In a large pan, over medium heat, add the oil and let heat for 1 minute.
  • Once the oil is hot, add the red onions, garlic, and jalapeno pepper.
  • Saute vegetables until onions are almost translucent, about 2 minutes.

jalapeno and red onion in pan

  • Increase the heat to Medium-High, and add the pork strips, the fish sauce, and the strong coffee (if using).
  • Saute until the pork is no longer pink, about 3 minutes.

iberico pork in pan with jalapeno

  • Turn heat to high and add the sugar and the water, stir and let the pork caramelize without stirring for one minute.
  • Give the mixture a stir, let caramelize again.
  • Repeat until liquid has reduced and pork is a golden brown.

caramelized iberico pork in pan

For the salsa: 

Toss everything together in a medium bowl.

pineapple mango salsa

For the tacos: 

  • Warm the tortillas in a pan with a touch of oil or a tortilla warmer.
  • Divide the caramelized pork between 6 tortillas and top with the fresh pineapple salsa and crumbles of feta cheese.
  • Serve with lime wedge.

Tips:

Trim any excess fat from pork before slicing.

This chili sauce is incredible with these tacos.

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caramelized iberico pork tacos with mango pineapple salsa

Caramelized Pork Tenderloin with Mango Pineapple Salsa

Yield: 6- 8 tacos
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

These caramelized pork tacos with pineapple mango sauce are a delicious flavor combination. The sweet, with a hint of kick of the caramelized pork paired with the tropical tangy, sweet flavors of the pineapple mango salsa make this a meal you won't soon forget.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1/2 cup red onion, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 jalapeño, diced with ribs and seeds removed
  • 2 teaspoons fish sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon strong coffee, optional
  • 1.5 pounds boneless pork loin, sliced into thin strips
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 8 flour tortillas or corn tortillas
  • Lime wedges, optional
  • Feta Cheese, optional
  • 1 pineapple, cored and diced
  • 2 mangos, diced
  • 1 small red onion, finely diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, finely diced
  • 1 small cucumber
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, or 2 Mexican Serrano chiles, seeded and minced
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 teaspoon pureed ginger root
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar or agave syrup, optional
  • 1/4 cup lime juice

Instructions

    For the pork: 

    1. In a large pan, over medium heat, add the oil and let heat for 1 minute.
    2. Once the oil is hot, add the red onions, garlic, and jalapeno pepper.
    3. Saute vegetables until onions are almost translucent, about 2 minutes.
    4. Increase the heat to Medium-High, and add the pork strips, the fish sauce, and the strong coffee (if using).
    5. Saute until the pork is no longer pink, about 3 minutes.
    6. Turn heat to high and add the sugar and the water, stir and let the pork caramelize without stirring for one minute.
    7. Give the mixture a stir, let caramelize again.
    8. Repeat until liquid has reduced and pork is a golden brown.

    For the salsa: 

    1. Toss everything together in a medium bowl.

    For the tacos: 

    1. Warm the tortillas in a pan with a touch of oil or a tortilla warmer.
    2. Divide the caramelized pork between 6 to8 tortillas and top with the fresh pineapple salsa and crumbles of feta cheese.
    3. Serve with lime wedge.
    Nutrition Information:
    Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 471Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 76mgSodium: 434mgCarbohydrates: 54gFiber: 5gSugar: 20gProtein: 30g

    The Nutritional Information may not be accurate.

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