Pork and Pineapple Tacos


Taco Tuesday never looked better.

Pork and Pineapple Tacos
Photo: Charles Masters
Hands On Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
4 serves

A delicious sweet and savory combination from the succulent pork and sweet pineapple, these tacos really bring the wow factor with a hint of heat from the jalapeños in every bite. Dig in!


  • 1 20-ounce can pineapple chunks in juice

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder

  • 1 pound pork tenderloin, cut into ½-inch slices

  • 2 jalapeños, thinly sliced

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

  • 2 tablespoons canola oil

  • 12 corn tortillas, warmed

  • ½ red onion, sliced

  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro

  • ½ cup crumbled Cotija, ricotta salata, or Feta (4 ounces)

  • Lime wedges, for serving


  1. Combine ½ cup pineapple juice (reserving the chunks), the chili powder, pork, and half the jalapeños in a large resealable plastic bag. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour and up to 4 hours. Remove the pork from the marinade, shake off the excess liquid, and season with salt.

  2. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the pork in batches until just cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes per side, adding the remaining tablespoon of oil between batches. Thinly slice.

  3. Top the tortillas with the pork, pineapple chunks, onion, cilantro, cheese, and the remaining jalapeño.

  4. Serve with the lime wedges.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

520 Calories
16g Fat
62g Carbs
31g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 520
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Cholesterol 85mg 28%
Sodium 400mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 62g 23%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 31g
Calcium 130mg 10%
Iron 2mg 11%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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