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Soft Tacos with Pork, Cabbage Slaw and Avocado Mash

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Soft Tacos with Pork, Cabbage Slaw and Avocado Mash

Soft Tacos with Pork, Cabbage Slaw and Avocado Mash
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My kids love any excuse to eat with their hands so they are always happy when I serve these tacos. If outdoor grilling is not an option, you can also cook the meat on a stovetop grill or under the broiler.

Ingredients

Directions

  • Cut the pork lengthwise almost through to the other side. Open and flatten the meat to butterfly. Combine half of the onion, the orange juice, 2 tablespoons of the olive oil and the red-pepper flakes. Pour over the meat and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes and up to 2 hours.
  • In a large bowl combine the cabbage, remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil and the lime juice. Season with salt and pepper.
  • In a medium bowl coarsely mash the avocado, add the remaining half onion and one tablespoon lime juice. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Heat the grill. Cook the pork on a lightly-oiled grill, turning occasionally, until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the meat reaches 150°, about 15 minutes. Transfer to a carving board and let rest for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, wrap the tortillas in two separate packets of foil and warm on the grill. Cut the pork into thin slices.
  • Fill each tortilla with the avocado mash, slaw, sliced pork and a few cilantro leaves.