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Fresh salsa? Check. Good guacomole? Check. Roast pork? Check. Wheat tortilla? Check.

It seems like my tacos ought to be good, but they suck and I don't know why.
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Fresh salsa? Check. Good guacomole? Check. Roast pork? Check. Wheat tortilla? Check.

It seems like my tacos ought to be good, but they suck and I don't know why.
Corn tortilla. Wheat?? Lol. And useing pork? That's mostly for tamales. And burritos.

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Fresh salsa? Check. Good guacomole? Check. Roast pork? Check. Wheat tortilla? Check.

It seems like my tacos ought to be good, but they suck and I don't know why.
Taco meat usually has more Cumin than a burrito or other Tex-Mex cooking.
At that I have never had a pork selection of Tex-Mex cooking that was all that good.

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Corn tortilla. Wheat?? Lol. And useing pork? That's mostly for tamales.
Yes, I had a wild idea to use pork shoulder roast cooked to pulled pork consistency. It ain't workin. I know the corn tortillers will help, but they won't solve the problem. There's got to be a way to redeem these things.

I'm thinking I need to add some crunch, like cole slaw with julienned radish in it. Maybe replace the guacamole with some sour cream. Maybe include carmelized onion. So, tortilla, a smear of sour cream, some carmelized onion, meat, and the cole slaw. A small bit of salsa for color.

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Yes, I had a wild idea to use pork shoulder roast cooked to pulled pork consistency. It ain't workin. I know the corn tortillers will help, but they won't solve the problem. There's got to be a way to redeem these things.
I could tell you Conan, I grew up around it.
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Pork is really good in enchiladas.
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So long as those tacos don't give you montezuma's revenge you have better tacos than 95% of those authentic tacos served south of the border.

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Yes, I had a wild idea to use pork shoulder roast cooked to pulled pork consistency. It ain't workin. I know the corn tortillers will help, but they won't solve the problem. There's got to be a way to redeem these things.
I'm thinking I need to add some crunch, like cole slaw with julienned radish in it. Maybe replace the guacamole with some sour cream. Maybe include carmelized onion. So, tortilla, a smear of sour cream, some carmelized onion, meat, and the cole slaw. A small bit of salsa for color.
Sounds more like a salad than a taco.

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Sounds more like a salad than a taco.





Kind of what I was thinking. Try grinding the pork instead of pulling it (better mouth feel for a taco), add some cheese, shredded lettuce and hot sauce. Yumm.

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Pork makes great tacos, but any meat must taste like it belongs in a taco. Carnitas and chicharonnes are wonderful taco meats. Smoked pork works pretty well and is complimented by roasted chipotle salsa. Your pork might need a little spicing up. Maybe try a little frying pan time with some spices (look for a tacos al pastor recipe) will give the pork that little extra spice and texture you need. A little cilantro, a little onion, a little salt, a little salsa (i like roasted salsa, not too tomatoey, and no beans or corn in it fer Pete's sake!) and you're in business. Fry or heat up that corn tortilla on a griddle till it bubbles.

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