Pork-Zucchini Tacos

Zucchini has a knack for taking on all forms and flavors. Here we turn it into a delicious, veggie-filled pork taco that takes 25 minutes total to make.

Pork-Zucchini Tacos
Photo: Brie Passano
Total Time:
25 mins
3 cups meat mixture


  • 1 pound ground pork

  • ½ cup chopped onion

  • 1 ¼ cup thinly sliced zucchini

  • 1 cup salsa

  • 2 teaspoon ground pasilla or ancho chile pepper

  • 1 teaspoon dried Mexican or regular oregano, crushed

  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 12 6 inch corn tortillas, warmed

  • Shredded queso Oaxaca or crumbled queso fresco

  • Snipped fresh Italian parsley


  1. In a large skillet cook ground meat and onion over medium heat until meat is browned. Drain off fat. Stir in next six ingredients (through cinnamon). Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, until zucchini is tender and mixture reaches saucelike consistency, stirring occasionally.

  2. Serve meat mixture in corn tortillas. Top with cheese, parsley, and additional onion.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

163 Calories
9g Fat
11g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 163
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 35mg 12%
Sodium 152mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 5.3mg 27%
Calcium 70.7mg 5%
Iron 1.3mg 7%
Potassium 252mg 5%
Folate, total 12.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.2mg

*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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