Jalisco Pork

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This is also known as Carne Adobado. Either way, it is so simple to make, and quite delicious. Nicely sliced up and served in a tortilla, it's a nice change from a steak taco. This recipe comes from Sunset magazine, if I remember right.

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  • add   1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • add   1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • add   1/2 teaspoon salt
  • add   2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • add   1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • add   1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • add   salsa (optional)
  • add   1 tablespoon olive oil
  • add   sliced fresh jalapenos (or other hot chile; optional)
  • add   1 lb pork tenderloins
  • add   guacamole (optional)
  • add   3-4 lime wedges
  • add   tortillas (corn or flour; optional)
  • add   1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder


  1. Pound pork evenly to 1/4-inch thickness (between plastic wrap is good).
  2. Blend paprika, chili powder, vinegar, garlic, cumin, oregano, and salt, and rub over all sides of pork.
  3. Rest meat for at least one hour, refrigerated.
  4. Cut pork into 3-4 serving pieces.
  5. Pan-fry meat in the oil on both sides, until cooked to your liking.
  6. Drain meat and season with additional salt (if desired) and lime.
  7. Serve on warm tortillas with salsa, guacamole, and sliced fresh chiles (if desired).