Pork Tacos with Chipotle Pineapple Salsa

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Dinner, Main Course Mexican
By Kelly Djalali Serves: 2-4
Prep Time: 20 Minutes Cooking Time: 10 Minutes Total Time: ~30 Minutes

Tender pork is crisped up and layered on crispy cheese on a corn tortilla with tangy, sweet, smoky chipotle pineapple salsa.


  • Chipotle Pineapple Salsa
  • 1 small Pineapple, cored and diced
  • 3-4 Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce
  • 1/2 Red Onion, diced
  • 1/2 bunch of Cilantro, finely chopped
  • Juice of 1 Lime
  • Tacos
  • 3 to 4 cups Pork Shoulder, shredded
  • Shredded Mexican Cheese Blend (about 1/4 cup per taco)
  • Corn Tortillas


Chipotle Pineapple Salsa


Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well, set aside.



Get a cast iron, or heavy bottom pan very hot over high heat. Drizzle a little oil in the pan and reduce the heat to medium, add the pork.


Stirring once or twice, heat the pork through, letting some of it get crispy, about 5 minutes. Transfer meat to a serving dish and keep in a warm oven.


Return the same pan to medium heat and, doing two tacos at a time, add 1/4 cup of the shredded cheese for each taco directly to the pan. Make two small piles of cheese in the pan.


When the cheese is melted, bubbly and browning on the edges, lay one tortilla on each portion of melted cheese. Using a spatula, flip the tortillas to lightly toast the other side.


Repeat with as many tacos as you plan to serve.


With the tortillas cheese side up, pile on the pork, then the chipotle pineapple salsa.