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Tacos Con Puerco

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  Salad oil 2 Tablespoon
  Pork cubes 2 Pound
  Onion 1 Medium, diced
  Garlic 3 Clove (15 gm), minced
  Canned chopped green chilies 8 Ounce, drained (2 Cans, 4 Ounce Each)
  Water 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Corn tortillas 12 1⁄2 Ounce (12 Pieces, 6 Inch Each, 1 Package / Homemade)
  Sour cream 8 Ounce (1 Cup / 1 Container)
  Taco sauce 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Bottled, Adjust Quantity As Needed)
  Salt 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon

1. In 5-quart Dutch oven over medium-high heat, in hot salad oil, cook pork cubes, onion, and garlic until meat is browned, stirring occasionally. Reserve 1/2 cup chopped green chilies. Stir remaining chopped green chilies into meat mixture with water, salt, and pepper, stirring to loosen brown bits from bottom of Dutch oven; heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, until meat is very tender and begins to fall apart, about 1 1/2 hours.
2. Meanwhile, if using homemade tortillas, prepare Corn Tortillas. Wrap tortillas lightly in foil; set aside.
3. About 15 minutes before meat is done, steam tortillas as label directs. Or, in 12-inch skillet in 1/2 inch water, place 3 inverted 6-ounce custard cups. Arrange tortillas on large heat-safe plate; set plate on top of custard cups. Over high heat, heat water to boiling. Reduce heat to low; cover and steam tortillas 10 minutes or until soft and hot.
4. When meat is done, with 2 forks, pull meat into shreds. Spoon about 1/4 cupful meat mixture in lengthwise strip, 1/2 inch from edge of a warm and soft tortilla. Starting at filled edge, carefully roll tortilla, jelly-roll fashion; place, seam side down, on warm large platter. Repeat with remaining meat mixture and tortillas to make 11 more tacos.

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Main Dish

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 3366 Calories from Fat 1755

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 196 g301.1%

Saturated Fat 71.5 g357.3%

Trans Fat 0.5 g

Cholesterol 637.9 mg212.6%

Sodium 6571.6 mg273.8%

Total Carbohydrates 224 g74.7%

Dietary Fiber 19.2 g76.8%

Sugars 17.1 g

Protein 185 g370.8%

Vitamin A 49.3% Vitamin C 183.2%

Calcium 72% Iron 75.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Tacos Con Puerco Recipe