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Easy Ground Pork Tacos Recipe


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Easy Ground Pork Tacos

Ground pork cooked with fresh onion, garlic, and Mexican spices served in taco shells with pepper jack cheese and shredded lettuce.

Easy Ground Pork Tacos recipe

Servings: 4
Total Time: 25 minutes
Recipe by: Frankie


  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup water
  • salt & pepper
  • 4 ounces pepper jack cheese, shredded
  • 2 cups shredded lettuce
  • 12 hard or soft taco shells
  • optional toppings: diced tomatoes, sliced jalapenos, sour cream, etc



  1. In a large pan over medium heat cook the onion and pork until no pink remains, 5 to 7 minutes, breaking up the pork as it cooks.

  2. Stir in the garlic and cook for about 30 seconds or until fragrant.

  3. Add the water, chili powder, cumin, cayenne and 1/2 tsp of salt. Scrape the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon or spatula to release and stuck on bits and cook 5 to 10 more minutes or until liquid has evaporated. Taste and season with additional salt and pepper if necessary.

  4. Warm your taco shells and fill with the pork mixture, top with cheese, lettuce, and any other toppings.

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