Pork Verde Tacos with Quick Jalapeno Sauce

This spicy jalapeno topping would work just as well on steak, chicken or shrimp.

Pork Verde Tacos
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
10 tacos


  • 2 ½ cup shredded cooked pork

  • 1 cup green salsa (salsa verde)

  • 10 6 inch corn tortillas, warmed

  • 1 recipe Quick Jalapeño Sauce

  • Shredded red cabbage, sliced fresh jalapeño chile pepper, and/or crumbled queso fresco (optional) (see tip, page xx)

  • Lime halves or wedges (optional)

Quick Jalapeño Sauce

  • ¼ cup mayonnaise

  • 2 tablespoon snipped fresh cilantro

  • ½ of a small jalapeño chile pepper, seeded and finely chopped*

  • 1 teaspoon cider vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon water

  • 1 small clove garlic, minced


  1. In a large saucepan combine shredded pork and green salsa. Cook, covered, over medium heat about 10 minutes or until heated through, stirring occasionally.

  2. Spoon meat mixture onto tortillas. Top with Quick Jalapeño Sauce and, if desired, cabbage, chile pepper slices, and/or queso fresco. Fold tortillas over filling. If desired, serve with lime.

Quick Jalapeño Sauce

  1. In a small bowl stir together mayonnaise, cilantro, jalapeno pepper, vinegar, the water, and garlic.


Because chile peppers contain volatile oils that can burn your skin and eyes, avoid direct contact with them as much as possible. When working with chile peppers, wear plastic or rubber gloves. If your bare hands do touch the peppers, wash your hands and nails well with soap and warm water.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

425 Calories
26g Fat
25g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Calories 425
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g 33%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 73mg 24%
Sodium 558mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 9.6mg 48%
Calcium 83mg 6%
Iron 2.6mg 15%
Potassium 388mg 8%
Folate, total 8.7mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.7mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.3mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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