This is a mock-up of an old Carnitas recipe that I took and re-worked for the cheaper meat---Ground Pork. This is perfect summertime fare or any time.
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon dried cilantro
½ teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
½ teaspoon dried Mexican oregano
½ teaspoon ground coriander
½ tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 pound ground pork (preferably Smithfield brand 80%/20%)
Juice of 1 lime
Serve with a selection of toppings:
Warm toasted yellow or white corn tortillas
Finely shredded cabbage
Thinly sliced radishes
Chopped tomato and onion or Pico de Gallo
Shredded Cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese
Choice of salsas
In a small bowl, combine all seasoning mix ingredients and set aside. Heat olive oil in a 9-inch skillet and brown pork, breaking up clumps with a spatula, about 809 minutes. Add seasoning mixture and mix well. Stir in lime juice and combine everything, simmering another 5-6 minutes.
Arrange selected toppings on a side board and serve hot pork-ita mixture with warm corn tortillas.
4 oz = 1 serving of meat for 2 Pork-itas Calories 290
Sugars 0g Carbohydrates 1g Fat 22g Sodium 540mg Cholesterol 70mg
Protein 20g Fiber 0g