Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Tacos al Pastor with Smithfield Roasted Garlic & Herb Pork Loin Filet

Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Smithfield® Marinated Fresh Pork. The opinions and text are all mine.

One of my favorite grocery stores is Safeway, and I feel like I’m there every day, but that’s a good thing for me. I love to cook, but sometimes prep work takes too much time. In my family, we eat a lot of pork. Marinating is time consuming, and I have to plan far ahead. Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork takes that prep and waiting time completely away and I can just make the meal.

I know some people are picky with which types of pork they eat, but Smithfield has that covered. There are so many options that there is something for everyone. As you can see from the prices on the pictures, they are very affordable, even without the sale price. Here are some of the options. Of course, you can check your local Safeway  to see what selection they have.

        Smithfield Slow Smoked Mesquite Flavor Pork Loin Filet
        Smithfield Applewood Bacon Pork Loin Filet
        Smithfield Roasted Garlic & Cracked Black Peppercorn Pork Sirloin
        Smithfield Roasted Garlic & Cracked Black Peppercorn Pork Tenderloin
        Smithfield Slow Roasted Golden Rotisserie Flavor Pork Tenderloin
        Smithfield Sweet Teriyaki Pork Tenderloin
        Smithfield Roasted Garlic & Cracked Black Peppercorn Pork Sirloin

Personally, one of my favorites is the Roasted Garlic & Herb Pork Loin Filet. Since I love making tacos, the pork loin filet is perfect and since it’s already marinated, I don’t have to add much too it. Real flavor, real fast is the motto and they are right on. I usually have to marinate for at least 4 hours, now I don’t have to and I don’t miss out on any flavors. I mentioned tacos, because we eat a lot of Mexican style meals. Tacos al Pastor is one of our favorites, so I thought I would make a variation of them with the Roasted Garlic & Herb Pork Loin Filet.

     Smithfield Roasted Garlic & Herb Pork Loin Filet (or any option you want)
     1 lime
     1 medium-large onion
     Bundle of cilantro
     1 can pineapple
     Tortillas (corn or flour)

1.    Heat the griddle, or skillet
2.    Cut the pork up in small bite sized pieces.
3.    Place pork onto the griddle and squeeze half of the lime over the pork as it cooks. Turn pieces as each side cooks until it’s all cooked through (no pink in the middle)
4.    Finely dice the onion and the cilantro, put into a container and squeeze the remaining half of the lime into the mixture and mix together.
5.    Once the pork is done, put the pineapple pieces onto the griddle/skillet for only a few minutes (enough to warm up a little)
6.    Assemble ingredients onto the tortillas and enjoy

Personally, I just put everything into containers and place onto the table. That way when done, I just put lids on and place in the fridge. Makes cleanup a breeze.

I noticed on the Smithfield site, that they have carnitas. If you have made them, you know how long it takes to get the flavor just right. Having that part already done is a huge time saver. This way, all you have to do is place in the crock pot and cook. I can’t wait to try this as I make carnitas from scratch a lot. This will be a huge time saver for me.

The taco meal I have above can be made in well under 30 minutes which is a big deal in a busy household like I’m sure yours is as well. Right now, Smithfield is having a challenge. They want to see “What Can You Do With 30?” Basically, they want you to submit your original recipe ideas to for your chance to win some really great prizes. One of the prizes is winning a trip to wine country.

Please tell me if you have made Tacos al Pastor before, if you will be trying this recipe. I hope you like it.

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  1. I have never made these Tacos before. I love tacos 🌮 I would love to try them though!

  2. This looks like such a tasty recipe. My husband would enjoy it!

  3. These tacos sound delicious I'd like to try them.

  4. I buy their marinated pork and this is one of my favorite flavors. I like the idea of trying it with pineapple in tacos.

  5. The recipe sounds good! Thanks for sharing.

  6. I have heard of tacos el pastor buy never tried to make them. they look great and am going to try them this weekend

  7. Smithfield has so many nice choices, I've never made tacos al pastor or used Smithfield Pork Loin Filet. This looks so tasty, I'd like to try it!

  8. That looks sooooo good - I think I'll definitely try this recipe, thanks!

  9. Your special Tacos al Pastor with Smithfield Roasted Garlic and Herb Pork Loin Filet recipe looks especially yummy I will be making this over the coming weekend, it looks so delicious.

  10. These look delicious! and I am so loving the price of these, Can't believe only $5.99. wow!!

  11. This is making me hungry!! Must try

  12. These tacos look tantalizing. I'd like to try them.