Saturday, July 1, 2023

Summer Fresh Recipe Series: Mojo Pork Fajitas

These Mojo Pork Fajitas are exploding with flavors and spices and are sure to be liven up your taste buds!

Mojo Pork Fajitas

I've got a great dinner option to present to you today.  How about some fajitas?  We all love the classic steak or chicken fajitas but I found the most fabulous recipe using pork tenderloin.  I love a good tenderloin because it's a lean, cooks easily, and feeds a lot of people.  So pork fajitas it is!  This recipe calls for the pork tenderloin to be marinated in a citrus Cuban Mojo mixture.  This is the best flavored pork I've had in a long time and I'm sure you will agree.  To make this summer friendly,  everything is made on the grill.  Perfect to beat the summer heat.

Don't forget your summer fresh produce.  Bell peppers are in season from July through September so be sure to grab some of those along with a red onion to grill as well.   Add in some flour tortillas and maybe a side dish or two and you are good to go.  Side dishes could include Spanish rice, beans, or an Avocado citrus salad.      

This whole dish is easy to pull together, is packed with flavor bombs, and is perfect for any backyard gathering.  Even the upcoming 4th of July celebrations.


What Ingredients do I need?

  • olive oil
  • onion powder
  • limes for juicing
  • orange juice
  • ground cumin
  • dried oregano
  • garlic cloves
  • 1-1 1/2 lbs pork tenderloin
  • red sweet peppers
  • red onion
  • 8 inch flour tortillas
  • Fresh cilantro (optional)

Substitutions and Variations

  • swap the red bell pepper for green, yellow, or orange
  • use white or yellow onion instead of red
  • try adding grilled scallions

Kitchen Tips and Notes

Serve with:

  •    Spanish rice 
  •     refried or seasoned pinto beans
  •     avocado citrus salad
  •     quacamole and sour cream
  •     avocado crema


    • Can be adapted for an indoor grill or baked in the oven.
    • Wrap the tortillas in foil and place them on the grill (indirect heat) for 10 minutes to heat through.   

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    Mojo Pork Fajitas

    1/3 cup olive oil
    1 1/2 teaspoons onion powder
    1/3 cup lime juice
    1/3 cup orange juice
    1 teaspoon ground cumin
    1 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
    6 cloves garlic, minced
    1 1 pound pork tenderloin
    2 large red sweet peppers, halved lengthwise and seeded (2 large)
    2 medium onions, cut into thick slices (2 medium)
    8 8 inch flour tortillas, warmed
    Fresh cilantro (optional)
    Lime wedges (optional)
    For marinade, in a small bowl combine olive oil, onion powder, lime juice, orange juice, cumin, oregano, and garlic. Trim fat from meat and remove the silver skin by placing your knife under the edge and running it under while pulling the skin away from the meat. Place meat in a plastic bag or a large container. Remove about 1/3 cup of marinade for the vegetables and pour the rest of the marinade over the meat. Marinate in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours. Place meat on the counter the last 30 minutes to bring to room temperature. 

    Preheat your grill to medium high heat.

    Brush bell pepper halves and onion slices with the reserved marinade; discard the remaining marinade. Drain meat.

    Place meat on the grill rack. Place pepper halves and onion slices on the grill as well. Cover and grill for 8 to 10 minutes for peppers or until you get char marks and they are crisp-tender, turning occasionally. Grill meatfor about 8-9 minutes per side or until the internal temperature reaches 155°F.

    Place tortillas wrapped in foil on the grill for 10 minutes using indirect heat Remove meat from grill. Cover with foil and let stand for 10 minutes. Cut peppers into thin strips and chop onions. Slice meat. Serve meat and vegetables on warm tortillas. If desired, sprinkle with cilantro and serve with lime wedges.


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