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Lime Marinated Mexican Pork Tenderloin Tacos

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Taco Tuesday just got an upgrade! These Lime Marinated Mexican Pork Tenderloin Tacos don’t take much longer to make than a standard ground beef taco, but the flavor is far superior.

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At our house, we’ve never got into the whole Taco Tuesday thing. It’s not that we don’t like tacos. We do. But I like variety, and I don’t think I could survive very long having the same thing every Tuesday, week after week. Yes, I’m overreacting…but not by much.

If your family does enjoy tacos every Tuesday, why not surprise them with a new kind of taco? Something other than ground beef (not that there’s anything wrong with that). Lime Marinated Mexican Pork Tenderloin Tacos will shake up their routine, and wake up their taste buds!

**Please Note – The printable recipe card with detailed instructions and complete ingredient measurements for making Lime Marinated Mexican Pork Tenderloin Tacos is available near the end of this post. 

Taco Tuesday just got an upgrade! These Lime Marinated Mexican Pork Tenderloin Tacos don't take much longer to make than a standard ground beef taco, but the flavor is far superior. - kudoskitchenbyrenee.com

The ingredient list;

  • Pork tenderloin
  • Fresh lime juice
  • Taco seasoning
  • Salt and pepper
  • Avocado oil
  • Refried beans
  • Fire roasted chiles
  • Prepared Salsa
  • Cilantro paste
  • Avocados
  • Shredded Monterey jack cheese
  • Flour tortillas
  • Sour cream (optional and not shown)
  • Fresh Cilantro for garnish

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The easy step-by-step instructions;

  • Squeeze fresh lime juice on pork tenderloin pieces that have been trimmed of the silver skin (optional).
  • Allow the pork to sit for 15 minutes and then season with salt, pepper, and taco seasoning mix (I used the low sodium variety).

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  • Drizzle the seasoned pork tender with avocado oil and place it in a preheated 400-degree oven for 35 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, stir together the refried beans, fire roasted chiles, and cilantro paste.

Lime Marinated Mexican Pork Tenderloin Tacos - kudoskitchenbyrenee.com

  • For easier filling of the flour tortillas, use the underside of a muffin tin to hold the tortillas in place and layer the beans, sliced pork, avocado slices, shredded cheese, and salsa.
  • Serve hot, and enjoy!!

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This recipe for Lime Marinated Mexican Pork Tenderloin Tacos makes approximately 8 large tacos, using 8″ round flour tortillas. I used 3 hearty slices of pork tenderloin for each taco, approximately ½ cup of the flavored refried beans, 3 slices of avocado along with cheese, salsa and a pinch of fresh cilantro on each. A dollop of sour cream would be a delicious addition on these tacos but unfortunately, I’d forgotten to use that ingredient, even though I’d meant to.

As always, feel free to add or delete any of these ingredients to suit your own tastes and taco preferences.

Taco Tuesday just got an upgrade! These Lime Marinated Mexican Pork Tenderloin Tacos don't take much longer to make than a standard ground beef taco, but the flavor is far superior. - kudoskitchenbyrenee.com

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Below is the printable recipe card for today’s Lime Marinated Mexican Pork Tenderloin Tacos. If you’ve enjoyed this recipe and look forward to making it (or have already made it), I’d appreciate if you’d take a moment to give it some feedback by way of stars near the comment section at the end of this post. Thank you so much!

Two Mexican Pork Tenderloin Tacos on an orange plate with avocados and lime.

Lime Marinated Mexican Pork Tenderloin Tacos

Renee - Kudos Kitchen
Taco Tuesday just got an upgrade! These Lime Marinated Mexican Pork Tenderloin Tacos don't take much longer to make than a standard ground beef taco, but the flavor is far superior.
4.25 from 4 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine Mexican, Tex-Mex
Servings 8
Calories 449 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 1 pork tenderloin
  • 2 limes
  • 1 package taco seasoning low-sodium
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1 can (15 ounces) refried beans
  • 1 can (4 ounces) fire roasted chiles
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 2 avocados sliced
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro paste
  • 1 cup Monterey Jack cheese shredded
  • 16 8" flour tortillas
  • sour cream (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 400-degrees.
  • Place the pork into a baking dish. Squeeze the juice from one lime over the pork and allow the meat to sit at room temperature for 15 minutes.
  • Season the lime marinated pork with salt, pepper, and the package of taco seasoning. Drizzle the seasoned pork with avocado oil.
  • Roast the pork tenderloin in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. 
  • While the pork is roasting, combine the refried beans, cilantro paste, and fire roasted chiles. Stir well.
  • Remove the pork from the oven and allow the pork to sit for 5-10 minutes before slicing. 
  • Layer the taco ingredients (bean mixture, pork, avocado slices, salsa, and Monterey Jack cheese) into the flour tortillas and top with fresh cilantro leaves and lime wedges if desired.

Notes

Tip:
For easier filling of the tacos, turn a muffin tin upside down and place the flour tortillas between the spaces of the muffin wells.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Calories: 449kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 52gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 159mgSodium: 1085mgPotassium: 1255mgFiber: 5gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 755IUVitamin C: 12.5mgCalcium: 142mgIron: 3.2mg
Keyword pork tacos, pork tenderloin tacos
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Monday 21st of December 2020

Stay away from store bought taco seasoning, it's got tons of sodium, even the low sodium packages. You can easily make your own with a handful of spices without the salt, recipe easily found online. At least this is how I will approach this recipe.

Renée

Monday 21st of December 2020

That's great, and I totally get it. I hardly ever use it myself, but since I had it in my pantry and I wanted to make a recipe that was less intimidating for people who don't feel comfortable in the kitchen, that's what I used. Thanks for your feedback. Use whatever you prefer. That's what my recipes are all about. Take good care, Renee

Cheryl Anne Gafner

Saturday 25th of April 2020

Hi Renee! I was SOOOOOOOO impetuous, I went hung ho and sliced the porkloin first and seasoned it all in a bag and it looks like fajita meat! It smells amazing! I'm hoping it has a crunchy texture and I will keep you posted on my result! Thank you in advance!

Renée

Saturday 25th of April 2020

I'm all for making a recipe your own, Cheryl! Good for you!! Renee

Aimee Shugarman

Monday 29th of October 2018

Taco Tuesday just got a little better!

Julie

Monday 29th of October 2018

I am just drooling looking at these tacos! I love Mexican food and this recipe is on my must make list!