It’s pretty often that I get a hankering for Mexican food. I’m a Texan at heart, and nothing quite hits the spot like tacos, fresh salsa, chips, guacamole and an icy cold Modelo Especial. I love Chicago, but it’s really not known for its Mexican food. So when I get the craving, the best option is to make it at home.
Rather than cooking a more traditional taco recipe, I opted for something new! We had recently had a Hawaiian pizza and I’d heard that pineapple was great in tacos, so I decided to check it out. The result was pork and pineapple tacos! It was a great decision as these were amazing! They were packed full of flavor and were so easy to make. Pork loin is also pretty low in fat, so they were healthy too. This might be my new go-to taco recipe!
- 1 pork loin, cut into cubes
- olive oil
- Cajun seasoning
- 1 cup chopped pineapple
- shredded purple or green cabbage
- avocado, sliced
- cilantro, chopped
- red onion, thinly sliced
- salsa verde
- corn tortillas
Toss the pork loin cubes with a drizzle of olive oil and season liberally with Cajun seasoning. The seasoning is spicy, so take that into consideration when seasoning. In a hot skillet, cook the pork until it’s nearly done. Stir only so often so the meat gets well-browned. Add pineapple and toss until heated through, 1-2 minutes.
Heat tortillas and build your tacos with cabbage, avocado, pork and pineapple, red onion and cilantro. Top with salsa verde, if desired!