Hawaiian BBQ Pork Tacos are filled with crispy, spiced pork and topped with an irresistible and juicy Pineapple Pico de Gallo! The ideal summer street taco!
This weekend, life threw a few curveballs at me.
First, that wine and meatballs are a perfectly acceptable dinner. Followed by chocolate. The salted caramel really compliments the crispness of pinot grigio.
Actually, that’s a lie. I do not know nearly enough about chocolate and wine pairings. Let’s fix that. Anyone want to come drink wine and eat chocolate with me?
Say yes. Please.
Secondly, my ideal way to spend a Saturday afternoon is not on the side of the road with my little guy, after my car decided to start shaking then proceeding by being towed. We were headed to an art fair, where I was really looking forward to sipping on a glass of wine while looking at art with a price tag away above my check book limits.
So, what does that whole scenario lead to? See first finding of the weekend….
Wine and chocolate.
Third. It’s been entirely too long since I have dove into an endless bowl of salty tortilla chips. What is wrong with me? I don’t even know myself anymore.
Well now that our little guy is mobile, the thought of making him sit still for anything longer than 7 seconds, is the end to his world. Let’s say we were ‘those parent’s’ with the screaming child and having a hay day with anything he could get his hands on within arm reaches on the table.
After a few disastrous filled outings, we decided takeout tasted pretty darn good.
Now that my dining out days are far and few between, I just couldn’t take my cravings for Mexican food any longer. Enter street tacos and a very large bowl of skinny queso.
At the local Mexican restaurant, they make these steller pork carnitas. As in, I never even glance at the menu because they are that good. Slightly sweet with a fresh salsa. Not heavy and all tucked into a charred tortilla. So I knew I had to recreate something similar in the comfort of my own home.
To make some darn delicious street tacos, you have to have fresh ingredients. I start with FarmRich Smokehouse BBQ Dry Rub Pulled Pork, which I found at Walmart. For those times when I don’t have 12 hours to spend smoking a pork, I love it for its convenience. And not to mention its short ingredient list: pork, water, seasonings…and nothing else. No weird preservatives or ingredients you can’t pronounce. Sauce it up with your favorite BBQ sauce, or serve it dry; like I have here!
I love carnitas for their crispy edges, so I heated a touch of oil in a skillet, threw the pork in and added a good palmful of taco seasoning. I made sure to break the pork up so as much of it was exposed to the heat as possible. Heat = crispy bits!
While the pork was crisping away, the pico de gallo comes together. No ordinary pico, though. Since its summertime (or close enough), I can’t get enough of tropical, fresh flavors. Plus something about pineapple and spicy food just seems right. The pico is so simple and comes together in minutes. Cherry tomatoes, jalapenos, red onion, cilantro and lime juice join the party. Give it a good stir. Dip a chip in it. And love it.
Don’t worry. Despite dining in, we even had the endless bowl of chips, salsa and few, potent margaritas!
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