Braised Pork Loin Tacos

Featured by Fog Crest Vineyard in the Platinum Wine Club.


1 1/2 lb. Pork loin, cut into 2 inch chunks
Cilantro, chopped

White or red onions, diced
Salsa of your choice
For the shake:
2 Tbs. brown sugar
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. paprika
2 tsp. chile powder
1/2 tsp. cayenne
1/2 tsp. dry mustard
1/4 tsp. thyme

1/4 cup soy sauce
3/4 cup orange juice
1/2 cup Coke
Juice of 1 lime
1 Tbs. freshly ground cumin
2 tsp. minced garlic


Combine the shake ingredients in a zip lock bag. Put the meat in the bag, and - you guessed it - shake! Then removed the coated chunks of meat. Combine the marinade ingredients in a new bag and add the coated chunks of meat. Marinate overnight (at least 12 hours). Remove meat from the marinade and reserve the marinade for sauce. Pat meat dry with paper towels. In a deep skillet, add some peanut oil or bacon fat and brown the pork on all sides (if meat is still wet, it can make the oil splatter, so keep an eye on the oil temperature). Once you have the meat sealed up/browned, remove the meat and place into a bowl; pour off the oil. Place the reserved marinade in the skillet and deglaze the pan. Bring to a boil. Lower marinade to a simmer and return meat to the pan. Continue to simmer for 45 min., or until tender. Shred up the pork using some of the extra cooked sauce to moisten. Serve with tortillas, chopped cilantro, diced white or red onions and salsa. A large dollop of refried black bean or pintos wouldn't hurt either. Enjoy with the Fog Crest Vineyard Pinot Noir. Recipe provided by Fog Crest Vineyard.