Try These Delicious Ground Pork Tacos with Black Beans

If you’re craving a flavorful and satisfying meal that you can whip up in just 20 minutes, look no further than these easy ground pork tacos with black beans. This recipe is perfect for busy weeknights when you want something delicious but don’t have hours to spare in the kitchen. Trust us, you won’t be disappointed!

Why We Absolutely Adore This Recipe

There’s no shortage of mouthwatering pork tacos out there, and we love them all. But what sets this recipe apart is its incredible taste and how quickly it comes together. In just a few minutes of simmering, you’ll have a dish that tastes like it took all day to make. Talk about a win-win!

These ground pork tacos are everything you could ask for:

  • Bursting with flavor
  • Quick and easy to make
  • Surprisingly healthy
  • Perfect for any occasion – whether it’s a family dinner or a party
  • You can even prepare them in advance!

Let’s Get Cooking – Here’s What You’ll Need

Before we dive into the recipe, let’s take a quick look at the ingredients:

For the Filling

  • Lean ground pork: We recommend using lean ground pork for the best results. If you can’t find it, regular ground pork will work too, but try to choose a lean option.
  • Black beans: Drain and rinse a can of black beans or use the equivalent of 1 ¾ cups of cooked black beans.
  • Diced tomatoes: Opt for a small can of diced tomatoes, including their juices. Fire-roasted tomatoes will add an extra layer of flavor if you prefer.
  • Spices: A combination of chili powder, cumin, sweet smoked paprika, dried oregano, and a touch of ground cayenne will bring that Mexican-inspired flair to your tacos.
  • Safflower oil: This neutral-tasting oil with a high smoke point works best for this recipe. However, feel free to substitute it with canola, sunflower, peanut, corn, or a vegetable oil blend. Olive oil is also a suitable option.
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To Serve the Tacos

  • Tortillas: Any taco-sized tortillas will do the trick. Corn tortillas, in particular, bring an authentic touch to these tacos.
  • Pickled red onions: Make a quick batch of pickled red onions to add a tangy and vibrant element to your tacos.
  • Cheese: We recommend crumbled cotija or queso blanco for a bit of tanginess. However, you can skip the cheese entirely if you prefer a dairy-free variation.
  • Fresh cilantro: A sprinkle of fresh cilantro leaves will elevate the flavors and add a refreshing touch to your tacos.

Here’s How to Make These Irresistible Tacos

Now that you have all the ingredients ready, let’s walk through the steps:

  1. Sauté the shallot and garlic in safflower oil until they become fragrant and golden.
  2. Add the ground pork and cook until it browns, breaking it up into small pieces. Then, incorporate the black beans, diced tomatoes, and spices.
  3. Simmer the mixture for a few minutes until the pork is fully cooked. Once done, spoon the filling into warmed tortillas.
  4. Finally, top your tacos with pickled red onions, your choice of cheese, and a sprinkle of fresh cilantro leaves. Tasty perfection is just a bite away!

Expert Tips and FAQs – Your Burning Questions, Answered

How Should I Serve These Tacos?

While these ground pork tacos are fantastic on their own, you can take them to the next level by adding some of our favorite accompaniments:

  • Strawberry agua fresca
  • A perfect margarita
  • Black bean soup
  • Blistered padron peppers
  • Peppers and onions

Craving More Meaty Tacos?

If you’re a fan of tacos with meat, we’ve got you covered. Here are a few more of our favorite recipes:

  • Ground beef tacos
  • Carne asada tacos
  • Shredded chicken tacos
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So, what are you waiting for? Head to your kitchen and give these tantalizing ground pork tacos a whirl. We promise you won’t be disappointed. Enjoy the delightful flavors and the friendly atmosphere of Hook’d Up Bar and Grill with every bite!

Ground Pork Tacos
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