Pork Tenderloin Tacos

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Pork Tenderloin Tacos

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 4


  • 1 pound pork tenderloin, trimmed and cut into 1/2 inch-cubes
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder or chipotle chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional) - optional
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil - divided
  • 1 yellow onion - sliced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped cilantro
  • 1 lime
  • 4 tortillas (taco size) - warmed


  • In a bowl, or in a Ziploc bag, mix the spices together. 
  • Toss the spices together with the pork so that pork is coated well.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large skillet medium-high heat.
  • Add pork pieces and brown a few minutes on both sides. Don’t overcrowd the pan. You may have to do this in batches.
  • Add remaining oil and onion and cook another 3 to 4 minutes stirring often until onion starts to soften and pork is cooked through.
  • Stir in cilantro. Squeeze fresh lime juice on top. Toss to coat.
  • Serve pork in warm tortillas.
  • Delicious with a little sour cream, my homemade Pico De Gallo, my Great Guacamole and my Blender Salsa on top.



To heat the tortillas you can place them one-by-one in a dry skillet. Heat about 30 seconds or until soft and warm.  You can also wrap them in a clean towel as you go to keep warm. You can also wrap them in a clean dish towel or slightly damp paper towel and warm them in the microwave for a few seconds.


Calories: 367kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 592mg | Potassium: 605mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 388IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 3mg

This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition data is gathered primarily from the USDA Food Composition Database, whenever available, or otherwise other online calculators.

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  1. John Kellogg says:

    Followed the recipe & Wow it worked out splendidly. A keeper for sure 5 stars. Will go in to rotation,
    always have more left overs with either pork tenderloin or with thick pork chops with bone. I can see
    using same recipe with skirt steak.

    Thank you!

  2. Excellent spice rub for pork loin and very quick recipe with a savory taste that normally takes much longer cooking time to achieve. Thank you for this great recipe.

    1. Amy Hanten says:

      Thank you foe sharing! So glad you like it! -Amy

  3. Thank you for having ONLY a recipe in your recipe blog posts! There’s nothing I hate more than searching online for a recipe, finding something that sounds interesting, and then having to scroll through photo after photo and paragraph upon paragraph of self-indulgent text to get to what I want, which is the basic recipe! Kudos to you! I’ll be trying this recipe this weekend!

    1. Amy Hanten says:

      Hi Sarah. Thank you so much! You made me day! -Amy