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Sour Citrus Pork Tacos with Caramelized Root Vegetables Recipe

Sour Citrus Pork Tacos with Caramelized Root Vegetables

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    4 mins
  • COOK

    6 mins

    1 hr 10 mins


  1. Preheat conventional oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Heat oil in saute pan over medium-high heat. Pat pork dry and season with salt and pepper as desired, add to hot pan and sear on all sides until browned. Transfer pork to small saucepan over medium heat and add orange juice, lime juice, lemon juice, onion, garlic cloves, Mexican oregano, cumin, and chicken broth; bring to boil, cover and transfer to oven and cook for 1 hour. Remove from oven, pull out pork and shred with two forks; keep warm.
  3. In large mixing bowl, combine diced root vegetables, red onion, fresh thyme sprigs and season as desired with salt and black pepper, tossing while coating with non-stick spray. Spread vegetable mixture in a single even layer across a non-stick baking pan. Roast in preheated oven for 40 minutes or until crispy and tender. Remove from oven; keep warm.
  4. Heat Mission® Artisan® Corn & Whole Wheat Tortillas according to package instructions. Place tortillas on flat on work surface and divide shredded pork evenly and top evenly with crispy root vegetables. Serve immediately with fresh orange wedges.
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  • Hints:
  • Add black beans for even more protein and textural variation.
  • Fry tortilla in small amount of canola oil for a crispy version of this taco.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 11, 2011

I got a bit carried away with the lemon...but still delicious. I made mine with just the root vegetables because I'm a vegetarian but my bf liked the pork.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 27, 2012

The pork was delicious. I will use this pork preparation in the future but not with the root vegetables. The dish as a whole was not what I was hoping for.


10 Ratings

Oct 16, 2011

Really delicious. I used a slow cooker and added 1 chipoltle pepper.

Feb 16, 2012

OMG This was delicious!!!! I used thick cut boneless pork chops with celery root, parsnips, and sweet potatoes....followed the directions exactly and it was great!

Nov 01, 2011

Made this last night and it was FANTASTIC. So juicy and flavorful!

Mar 25, 2012

I had this dish before a few years ago and decided to make it tonight for dinner with family and friends. Everyone loved these Taco's. I ended up having to prepare about 20 servings but it was well worth it. Outstanding dish and very easy to prepare.

Aug 12, 2012

AMAZING!!! I love this recipe soooooooo much. It is truly great. We use pan fried zucchini as well as the root veggies. We also often use grapefruit instead of oranges. Thank you very much. LOVE IT.

Mar 01, 2013

These tacos were decent, but I had a hard time getting over the 2 very distinct flavors of the pork and vegetables being mixed together. It just tasted a little strange, but in a good way. I did like it more when I added guacamole on top.


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  • Calories
  • 304 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 33.9 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 41 mg
  • 14%
  • Fat
  • 11.4 g
  • 18%
  • Fiber
  • 6.9 g
  • 28%
  • Protein
  • 19.4 g
  • 39%
  • Sodium
  • 386 mg
  • 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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