Thursday, August 19, 2010

BBQ Pork Tacos

I think that even if you are an occasional follower of this blog you will notice that I am a big fan of the pig... from pork tenderloins or chops to bacon I use it often especially this summer, it has been hot, so the grill has been getting a greater than normal work out.  A few days ago I had some leftover pork tenderloin in the fridge and wanted something a little different...  BBQ Tacos came to mind.  It turned out to be a really good dish:

The Pork:
I made a few simple changes to my normal BBQ Sauce for this:
1 cup Ketchup
1 TBS Honey
1/4  cup Tequila
1 tsp Dijon Mustard
Juice from one Lime
1 tsp Chipotle Chili Powder
1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
1/2 tsp Onion Powder

After it had lightly simmered for about 20 minutes I put half in the fridge for later to the rest I added about a pound of pork that I had pulled apart then let this cook together for about another half an hour.  While that was going I made a slaw to go on my tacos.

The Slaw:
1/4 cup rice vinegar
1 TBS sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 minced jalapeno (the only one that my garden has produced)
1 TBS fresh grated ginger
1 TBS sesame oil
1 head of savoy cabbage sliced thin
1 red bell pepper halved then sliced thin

Mix the first three ingredients together and disolve then stir in the next three ingredients.  Add the cabbage and toss together.  Cover and let sit out at room temperature for about 1/2 an hour to temper.  Just before you serve it add the bell peppers.

I know that you are all smart enough to make tacos so I won't go into the step by step here, I used corn tortillas because it is what I had flour would work fine, maybe better.  The finished plate was the perfect weekend lunch, enough for 2 grown ups along with an icy cold Margarita.


  1. I'm a fan of the pig as well! My family will love these!

  2. We have been doing tacos constantly around here. Must be all the Texas flair rubbing off. We are loving those tortillas!

  3. Yep.....awesome, I have a corporate cook off we are doing at the school next week and they want Mexican so I might steal your pork!

  4. Tequila in BBQ sauce? Brilliant! What a terrific idea. These sound delicious.

  5. I agree with Phoo-D, BBQ sauce with tequila in it seems like quite an inspired idea!

  6. Great flavors, Bryan. I love tacos!

  7. Camilla: please steal I love it every time you improve on one of my recipes!

    Phoo-D, Dana: after all of the booze inspired posts this summer you could only expect something like that.