Total Time
1hr 23mins
Prep 1 hr 15 mins
Cook 8 mins

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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  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).
Most Helpful

This was great. I loved it, and my g/f was even more ecstatic about it. It was super easy to make , and the combination of spices was awesome. It led to a really complex taste. I used boneless pork chops instead of the tenderloin (we're on a law school budget). I also made more of the dry rub and really slathered them in it b/c of past comments. They turned out super flavorful. I actually decided to fry up the jalapeños and cook the chops in the resulting oil to give it a little more "kick". We served sliced with sour cream and jalapeños so we could eat them burrito style. We will be making this again!!!!!

ex-NYU 2L April 26, 2007

Sue, this was great! Really easy and tasty and definitely will have a permanent home in our menu rotation. We served the pork in whole wheat tortillas, with low fat sour cream and 2% shredded cheddar cheese topped with some pickled jalepenos. After we cooked the pork in there was so much yummy seasoning left in the pan we added a can of fat free refried beans to it, which made them absolutely delicious. We added a green salad and it was a fantastic meal. Lastly we cooked the pork in cooking spray instead of oil with great results. Thanks Sue for a GREAT recipe!

shimmerchk December 05, 2004

I liked this pork very much. Other than scaling the recipe for a smaller amount, I didn't change anything. It was very easy to make and the pork turned out flavorful and tender. I put it in flour tortillas with some salad, and it made a very good dinner. (Though a little messy. But good things are always messy.) Thank you very much for sharing this recipe with us.

mianbao June 07, 2012