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Pork Recipes-What to do with a Pork Tenderloin? Tacos, and Enchiladas

Updated on September 20, 2012
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Ideas for a Pork Loin

Pork loin is as versatile as chicken, or hamburger. It cooks up as easily as the other meats do. You can substitute pork in just about every recipe that you use. Not only does it make good barbecue, but tacos, and enchiladas as well. You can buy a pork loin, cut it in half. Put one half in the freezer, and use as you would a beef roast. Cook in a crock pot, with your favorite seasonings, add peeled potatoes, and carrots, for a complete meal. The other half can be cut up for pork chops, made into tacos, or cubed, and put into stews. The possibilities are endless, and only limited by your imagination.

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 3 hours
Ready in: 3 hours 10 min
Yields: 1 pound will yield 12 tacos


  • 1 pound pork loin
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 packet onion soup mix
  • Variations: for tacos
  • 1 jar sofrito mix
  • 1/2 head shredded lettuce
  • 1 small tomato
  • 1 bag shredded cheese, fiesta or taco
  • 1 container sour cream
  • 12 flour tortillas
  • Variations: for enchiladas
  • 1 jar sofrito mix
  • 12 flour tortillas
  • 1 bag shredded, fiesta cheese
  • optional sides: lettuce, tomato, sour cream


  1. Place pork loin in crock pot, add a 1/2 cup water. Put onion soup mix, all over loin roast. Set temperature to high, cook about three hours, until no longer pink. Internal temperature should reach 170 degrees.
  2. Remove loin from crock pot, and shred into bite size pieces. Return to crock pot. Pour sofrito sauce over meat, and continue to cook until sauce is absorbed.
  3. For tacos: fill taco shells with meat mixture, top with cheese, lettuce, tomato, and sour cream. Mexican rice, tortilla chips and salsa complete the meal.
  4. For enchiladas: fill taco shells with meat mixture, roll, and place seam side down, into 9x13 pan. Top with shredded cheese. Cover with aluminum foil. Place into 350 degree oven, for about 20 minutes until cheese melts. Serve with tortilla chips, and refried beans. Garnish with lettuce, tomato and sour cream. Enjoy!


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      Sherrie Westerfield, Cpht 5 years ago from Hobart,In

      Pork loin is fairly inexpensive. Can be frozen up to three months.