Cinco de Mayo celebrates the Mexican victory over French forces in 1862, but now days it seems to be a day where everyone eats and enjoys Mexican food! We are no exception to that as we both love the foods of Mexico. Since Cinco de Mayo is next week, I thought I would share with you my recipe for Pork Fajitas. Most restaurants feature fajitas with either steak or chicken which puzzles me because pork is very commonly served in Mexico. Pork loin is low in fat, inexpensive and delicious, so why not use it in your fajitas? Pork absorbs the savory spices of the marinade well, and cooks quickly so it is my choice for these fajitas. This will make four good sized fajitas. I can just manage one, but Sparky ate two and declared he was stuffed! A plate of nachos made with homemade Pico de Gallo rounded out our meal. Let’s celebrate Cinco de Mayo at home with a plate of Fabulous Pork Fajitas!
Here’s what we’ll need.
Fabulous Pork Fajitas
- 1 lb boneless pork loin chops
- 2 cloves garlic,minced
- 1 tsp Cumin
- 1 tsp Dried Oregano leaves
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 Tbsp orange juice
- 4 Tbsp fresh Lime Juice
- 1/4 to 1 tsp Tobasco Sauce make it as hot as you like
- 1 large Yellow Onion thinly sliced
- 1 large red, yellow or green bell pepper any combination is fine
- 1 Tbsp canola oil
- 4 8 inch Flour Tortillas
- Sour Cream for serving
- shredded Cheddar/Jack Cheese for serving
- In a medium size bowl, whisk together the garlic, cumin, oregano, salt, orange juice, lime juice and Tobasco Sauce.
- Thinly slice the pork, onions and peppers. Add the sliced pork to the marinade and let marinate 15 minutes to one hour. The longer you marinate, the heartier the flavor.
- Heat 1 Tbsp canola oil in a 10 inch skillet until very hot.
- Add the onions, peppers and the pork with the marinade to the skillet. Cook and stir over medium high heat for 7-8 minutes until the pork is cooked through and the vegetables are just tender crisp.
- Heat the flour tortillas as per the package instructions. Spoon the fajita pork, onions and peppers on to the center of each tortilla. Top with sour cream and cheese if you like, fold over and enjoy!
- Adding a side of nachos with homemade Pico de Gallo is never a bad thing!
- Thanks for stopping by today friends. However you celebrate Cinco de Mayo, my wish for you is to celebrate with family, friends and good food! Until next time, journey on! Hugs and much love from me, Karen, TJG
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