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Pork Tacos with Spicy Watermelon Salsa

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish 20 mins
Pork Tacos with Spicy Watermelon Salsa
  • 1 1/2  cups  chopped seeded watermelon
  • 1 - 2  fresh banana or Anaheim peppers, finely chopped*
  • 1/4  cup  snipped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2  teaspoon each  salt, sugar, garlic powder, and ground chipotle chile pepper or chili powder (or 2 tsp. Southwestern smoky blend chipotle seasoning)
  • 4  boneless pork country-style ribs (about 1 1/4 lb total)
  • 24  extra thin or 12 regular corn tortillas

1. For salsa, in medium bowl combine watermelon, chopped pepper(s), and cilantro. Set aside

2. For rub, in small bowl combine salt, sugar, garlic powder, and chile pepper or chili powder. Rub onto ribs to coat. Grill, covered, directly over medium heat for 10 to 12 minutes, until 145 degrees F (test with instant-read thermometer), turning once. Meanwhile, wrap tortillas in foil. Warm on grill during last 5 minutes of cooking time for ribs, turning once.

3. Transfer ribs to cutting board; let rest 2 minutes. Slice meat. Serve with tortillas and watermelon salsa.

From the Test KitchenPantry:
  • salt, sugar, garlic powder and ground chipotle chili or regular chili powder
  • Wear gloves when handling hot peppers because Because volatile oils can burn skin and eyes. Wash immediately if hands touch seeds or membranes.
Change Up:
  • use a different melon, barbecue seasoning blend and flour tortillas. Could also replace pork with chicken.
Nutrition Facts (Pork Tacos with Spicy Watermelon Salsa)
  • Servings Per Recipe 4,
  • cal. (kcal) 449,
  • Fat, total (g) 19,
  • chol. (mg) 105,
  • sat. fat (g) 4,
  • carb. (g) 38,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 4,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 2,
  • fiber (g) 5,
  • sugar (g) 5,
  • pro. (g) 32,
  • vit. A (IU) 534,
  • vit. C (mg) 14,
  • Thiamin (mg) 1,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 6,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 1,
  • Folate (g) 8,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 1,
  • sodium (mg) 420,
  • Potassium (mg) 694,
  • calcium (mg) 101,
  • iron (mg) 2,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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