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Pork Banh Mi Tacos

Pork banh mi tacos take all the flavors of a classic Vietnamese sandwich and turn it into the best taco ever. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine Vietnamese
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes
Servings 8

Ingredients

Pork

  • 2 lb pork shoulder
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp five spice powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp salt
  • 1/2 Tbsp black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil
  • 10 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 Tbsp minced ginger
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced

Pickled Vegetables

  • 2 cups shredded daikon radish
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 small cucumber, thinly sliced into half moons
  • 1 cup rice vinegar
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp salt

Sriracha Mayonnaise

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbsp Sriracha

Tacos

  • 12 small tortillas
  • 2 jalapenos, sliced

Instructions

Pork

  1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees. In a small bowl, mix together five spice, salt, pepper, cayenne, and brown sugar. Rub all over pork.

  2. Heat avocado oil over medium-high heat in dutch oven. Sear pork on all sides. Set aside.

  3. Add sesame oil to dutch oven. Add garlic and ginger and cook for 1 minute or until fragrant. Add soy sauce, rice vinegar, and water. Cook for 2-3 minutes.

  4. Add a few onion slices to bottom of dutch oven. Return pork to pan and top with remaining onion slices. Transfer to oven and cook for about 3 hours or until tender. Shred with fork once done.

Pickled Vegetables

  1. In a small saucepan, combine rice vinegar, white vinegar, sugar and salt. Bring to boil and then remove from heat. Add carrots, cucumber and daikon radish to mason jar or bowl and top with vinegar mixture. Transfer to refrigerator until ready to use.

Sriracha Mayonnaise

  1. In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise and sriracha. Stir to combine.

Tacos

  1. Spread each tortillas with sriracha mayonnaise. Top with shredded pork, pickled vegetables and sliced jalapenos.