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Pork and Peanut Tacos

Pork and Peanut Tacos

These Pork and Peanut Tacos are an simple and tasty alternative to your usual Mexican flavours.

Pork and Peanut Tacos

Serves 4

600 g (21 oz) pork mince

1 L (34 fl oz) water

Pinch of salt

4 garlic cloves, chopped

50g (1 3/4 oz) onion, chopped

165g (5 3/4 oz) peanuts, shelled and toasted

320g (11 1/4 oz) roasted tomatoes

15g (1/2 oz) sesame seeds

Salt and pepper, to taste

4 corn tortillas


To cook the pork, add to a large pot and cover with the water 3/4 of the pot.

Add a pinch of salt, garlic and onion. Bring to the boil and reduce heat. Simmer for 1 hour.

Strain the pork and place in a bowl reserving the broth.

To make the peanut sauce place peanuts, tomatoes, sesame seeds, salt and pepper into a blender and grind to a paste. You may need to scrape the sides with a plastic spatula once or twice so that all the ingredients are combined well.

Add the sauce and the pork to a frypan and cook for 15 minutes.

Heat tortillas in the oven for 1–2 minutes. Alternatively, heat a frypan and add the tortillas, one at a time. Cook for 1–2 minutes each side. Keep warm while you heat the rest of the tortillas.

Serve the pork with peanut sauce on the hot corn tortillas.


TACOS by Ricardo Amare del Castillo.

New Holland Publishers RRP $39.99 available from all good bookstores or online

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