Mexican Pesto-Pork Tacos

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  • 40|min prep time
  • 40|min total time
  • 17 ingredients
  • 10 servings

Filling

1
package (17 oz) refrigerated fully cooked pork roast au jus
2
tablespoons orange juice
1/2
teaspoon ground cumin
1
medium tomato, chopped (3/4 cup)
1
medium avocado, pitted, peeled and chopped (3/4 cup)
2
teaspoons lime juice
1/2
teaspoon sugar
1/4
teaspoon salt

Pesto

1 1/2
cups lightly packed fresh cilantro sprigs
3/4
cup spanish peanuts
2
to 3 cloves garlic
1
jalapeño chile, seeded, chopped
1/4
cup CRISCO® Pure Olive Oil

Taco Shells and Cheese

1
box (4.7 oz) Old El Paso™ Stand ‘N Stuff® Taco Shells (10 shells)
1
cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese (4 oz)

Garnishes, if desired

Lime and orange wedges
Fresh cilantro sprigs

Directions

  1. 1 Heat oven to 325°F. In medium microwavable bowl, shred pork; discard juice. Toss pork with orange juice and cumin; set aside. In another medium bowl, mix tomato, avocado, lime juice, sugar and salt.
  2. 2 In food processor bowl with metal blade, place 1 1/2 cups cilantro, the peanuts, garlic, chile and oil. Cover; process about 30 seconds or until well blended; set aside.
  3. 3 Heat taco shells in oven as directed on box.
  4. 4 Meanwhile, cover bowl of pork mixture with microwavable paper towel. Microwave on High 2 to 3 minutes or until warm.
  5. 5 To serve, spread about 1 tablespoon pesto over 1 side of each taco shell. Fill each with about 1/4 cup warm pork mixture, 1 tablespoon tomato-avocado mixture and heaping 1 tablespoon cheese. Serve garnished with lime wedges, orange wedges and cilantro sprigs.

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