Pineapple and Pork Tacos With Avocado Crema

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Recipe by dakotah

If you enjoy authentic Mexican food, you're probably already familiar with the shepherd style tacos that inspired this recipe. Pan searing not only keeps the cooking method lean, but it also intensifies the inherent sweetness of the pineapple. The recipe came from flat belly diet meal. I never once would dream of cutting up a pork tenderloin in cubes, but the recipe called for it and I am glad I tried this. This is one of the best recipe that I have ever eaten. I did use all of the pork tenderloin and cooked it in batches because my husband loves to eat.

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Directions

  1. To prepare the pork and pineapple: In a cup, mix the sugar, cumin, coriander, cinnamon, pepper, and salt. Mix half of the spices with pork, then toss with the oil. Mix the remaining spices with the pineapple. Let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes while preparing the avocado crema.
  2. To prepare the avocado crema: Whisk the avocado with the sour cream, lime juice, and salt in a small bowl. Press a piece of plastic wrap directly onto the surface to keep the crema fresh looking.
  3. Coat a large nonstick skillet with olive oil spray. Warm over medium-high heat for 2 minutes. Add the pork and cook. turning once or twice, for 8 minutes or until browned and cooked through. Add the cilantro and toss to combine. Transfer to a clean plate and cover loosely to keep warm. ( I put in warm oven).
  4. Add the pineapple to the pan and cook, turning once or twice, for 3 to 4 minutes or until golden. Remove from the heat.
  5. To assemble each serving, place 3 tortillas on a plate. Divide 1/4 of the pork and pineapple between each tortilla Top with the crema. Delicious!

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