I always like traveling somewhere and finding that there is a regular taco truck in that area. I like it, but it pisses me off that there’s not one by me. This afternoon I had a craving for an authentic taco made inside of a large automobile so I decided to take matters into my own hands and make my own taco truck style tacos. I don’t own a large vehicle or the proper cooking equipment to fit inside of one so I had to settle for my kitchen. While the atmosphere wasn’t the same, I think these turned out pretty damn good.
First thing I did was buy some nice pork cutlets. Normally I like to buy an entire shoulder but I was in a rush and had no time to cook it. Also, I wasn’t hungry enough to take out 8 pounds of tacos. Lay those badboys out and chop them up into small strips. I believe I used about 2 1/2 pounds
Next, throw the strips into a large ziplock bag. Add about a table spoon of cumin, half a table spoon chili power, a quarter of onion (diced), 3-4 cloves of minced garlic, half cup of tequila and the juice from a half of a lime. Put that in your refrigerator and let it marinate for about an hour.
During that hour, I decided to cook up a pepper relish. I hate the word “relish” but it’s the only thing that fit here. I minced 3 seranno chilis, a pablano, and an aneheim chili and let them roast in a pan until soft. I then added a quarter cup of tequila and let it simmer for about 20 mins.
The relish should cook down to the point where you can see very little liquid. The tequila should be pretty much cooked out of the mixture.
After the hour of marinating, take out the pork and cook it on extremely high heat until done.
After your pork is cooked all the way through, chop up some fresh cilantro. I feel like that’s the key to the taco truck taste.
When ready to serve, grab a small tortilla, spread around a little sour cream, add a few pieces of the pork, top that with the pepper relish followed by a sprinkle of cilantro, and add some jack cheese to the top. Your tacos should look something like this(amazing/beautiful/delicious/incredible/tasty):
My work here is done.