Thursday, May 13, 2010

Grilled Pork Fajita Style Soft Tacos

We often purchase a large pork loin from Costco, to cut-into chops and roasts for several meals.  We often cut the last pound or so into thin strips to make tacos or fajitas.

For these tacos we used a sweet and spicy pork seasoning blend from the Great American Spice Company called Hog Tale Rub to flavor the pork for this kicked-up version.

This is one flavorful and healthy way to serve up soft tacos, fajita style at your house.


Grilled Pork Fajita Style Soft Tacos
Serves 6

Ingredients:
1 1/2-2 pounds pork loin sliced into thin strips
Good quality pork spice rub seasoning (We used Great American Spice Company Hog Tale Rub)
1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
1 orange bell pepper, thinly sliced
1 yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced
2 large vidalia or other sweet onions, quartered into eighths
2 tablespoon olive oil
6 warm tortillas

Toppings:
Monterey Jack, Colby Jack or Cheddar Cheese
Good quality store bought fresh salsa (we prefer Jack's Special Salsa)
Fresh bunch cilantro, chopped
Sour cream

Directions:
Generously season pork loin strips with Hog Tale Rub or other good quality pork spice blend. Let sit at room temperature for 1-hour.  While the pork is marinating, slice the bell peppers, and quarter the onions.  Place the peppers and the onions into a large bowl and toss with olive oil until evenly coated.

In a grill pan or basket, first place the pork loin and top with the pepper-onion mixture.  Sprinkle a generous amount of pork seasoning.

Heat grill to high and places basket or grill pan to cook on direct heat for 12-15 minutes.  Using tongs toss the mixture frequently until the vegetables are lightly roasted and the pork is no longer pink.  Remove the grill basket or pan from the heat.  Set aside.

Place the flour tortillas directly on the grill grates for approximately 10 seconds on each side.

To serve, place the pork, pepper and onion mixture, cheese, salsa, sour cream and cilantro into the warm tortilla and fold over.

Enjoy!

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58 comments:

Dinners and Dreams said...

I just had fagitas last night. These look delicious. I wish they used more grilled red pepper at restaurants.

Pam said...

Nothing like a good rub to spice up some pork!

My Little Space said...

Oh my, this sounds delicious! Hmm..mm.. just imagine chewing on them. yumm... Have a great day!
Cheers, Kristy

Julie said...

These look delicious. I love your plate. I never think of using leftover pork for fajtas or tacos. Thanks for a great idea!

Sandi said...

those look wonderful Velva!!

Debbi Smith said...

My favorite! Great way to use up leftover pork!

Ana Powell said...

These tacos look so delicious x

TKW said...

We're a big fan of the fajita-taco hybrid at our house, too!

doggybloggy said...

damn thats a fatboy - I would love to sink some choppers into this deliciousness!

Andrea said...

Yum! These sound so good!

Lyndsey said...

Ooo, looks good. We usually get a large pork loin too and use it many ways, it's so economical that way. We like to use Bad Byron's Butt Rub, I will look for Great American Spice Company Hog Tail Rub.

Pam said...

I love tacos and will be trying this! It looks delicious! Mighty spicy!

Big Dude said...

Looks delicious.

Linda www.mykindofcooking.com said...

We love fajitas! We are always recreating them. We haven't tried it with the Hog Tail Rub. Next time we fix them, we will give it a try.

Sophie said...

What a tasty & divine looking meal!! I so love this!

Karen said...

Looks good! We had chicken fajitas last night for dinner :)

bobbinis-kitchen.com said...

This dish looks absolutely yummy.
Do you know if there is an alternative for "Great American Spice Company Hog Tail Rub" that I could buy in Germany?

Cheers!

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

What great colors! Eating starts with the eyes!

Meals by Misty said...

We, like many, had fajitas last night as well. I swear the trick is in the presentation! The more colors, the better they taste. My favorite nights are fajita/taco night. I thought it was because of the margaritas, but now that I'm on a water only diet, I squeeze in some lime and I'm good to go :)

Julie said...

Sounds scrumptious! I love pork fajitas.

The Domestic Adventurer said...

Fabulous!

Hungry Dog said...

Gorgeous, Velva! I want one right now!

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Lovely soft tacos with healthy grilled filling

Chef E said...

Oh how I could wrap my lips around that baby! I am craving tacos, but not on the menu this week as we are eating vegetarian to kick off my swim/weight loss goal of this August.

Eat one for me- in spirit I am ...

Faith said...

I love the bigger pieces of meat and veggies in these tacos -- what a satisfying meal!

Raina said...

These sound delicious. My family loves pork and loves tacos, so I know they will like these. Thanks.

teresa said...

looks like a flavor fest to me!

Jen_from_NJ said...

I will have to buy some of that rub. My family loves fajitas - yours sound spectacular!

Dishesdone said...

We love fajitas! Yours look amazing! Very pretty plate it's on!

Barbara said...

What a fabulous photo, Velva! Makes you want to rush right out and make this wonderful taco! The rub sounds marvelous; I'll look into it.

Lazaro Cooks! said...

Vibrant photo of an awesome taco dish. Love it!

Cheers!

tasteofbeirut said...

I love fajitas and the way you prepared them!

Kim said...

I like the name of the rub "Hog Tail Rub", that's awesome! They looks delicious.

elra said...

Such a gorgeous Taco, beautiful plate as well.

Nishant said...

These look delicious. I love your plate.
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Chow and Chatter said...

shame I can't pick it out of the picture!

3 hungry tummies said...

I have been craving for some sort of wraps lately. This has to be it!

MaryMoh said...

Having this for lunch would make me happy for the rest of the day :D Love all the filling....a very generous filling, too.

Plain Jane said...

This looks like a simple, elegant meal. Delicious.

My Carolina Kitchen said...

That is a gorgeous fajita taco. Now I'm craving Mexican food but I'm on a diet too. What's a girl to do.
Sam

Eliana said...

These would make an awesome dinner. They look so darn tastey.

Joanne said...

I love homemade tacos, especially when they are stuffed with such color and flavor!

LaDivaCucina said...

Thanks for the great use for those large pork loins, Velma. I do the exact same thing by buying the large roasts at Costco and was looking for other ways to utilize the meat without roasting them all. I would have thought the meat would be tough!

The colours in the taco look very enticing, by the way.

Another idea to use them up is cut into the roast to flatten and then spread with chimmichurri and sun dried tomatoes, rolled it up and bake it!

Thanks for the great idea!

Nadji said...

It looks delicious. i like it.
Sse soon.

Fimère said...

cette version me fait vraiment saliver ça ne peut être que délicieuse; j'aime beaucoup ça
bonne soirée

Chris said...

I have a thawed, spiral sliced pork loin waiting for dinner right now. This makes me want to change plans. Hmmmmmm.

Claudia said...

I do love my fajitas and have never made them with pork. What's wrong with me? These are delicious!

Katie@Cozydelicious said...

Yum! These look awesome - what a great idea to buy pork in bulk and cut it up for different meals. Your fajita looks super tasty, and I love your pretty plate!

Susan Fields said...

Those do look yummy! Hog Tale Rub - just the name makes me want to try it. :)

wwfoodie said...

We were on the same wavelength this week! I just posted a fish taco recipe and These look they would be a good accompaniment if I was entertaining. Not everyone likes fish, so you could offer these as the alternate main dish. YUM!!! Can't wait to give them a shot.

Midday Escapades said...

That looks amazing. I know the boys would enjoy fajitas. Hey, thanks for your comment at my recipe post. It's actually the first one I've shared. I am now your blog follower, too.

Lynn

Laura in Paris said...

Your plate adds so much to the fajita!!! Great shot.

Stella said...

Velva, I want an orange pepper, so that I can make something beautiful and delicious like this! I'm so hungry right now...

Marguerite said...

Love fajitas and these look wonderful! I love the colors and the sound of the rub! Thanks for sharing!

Andy said...

Velva, that looks really yummy. For some reason the photo reminds me of banh mi...maybe it's the whole cilantro leaves and the carrots.

I think this is on the agenda for dinner this week...
Andy

Mimi said...

Yum! What are the flavors in the spice rub?
Mimi

suzicate said...

So colorful. I've never made fajitas using pork. hmmmm. need to give it a try.

The Domestic Adventurer said...

And I should also mention that you inspired me too! Fajitas are on the menu this week. Thanks for helping me out of my food rut! :)

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