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Recipe for Blue Corn Cuban Taco by Dawn’s Recipes

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Recipe for Blue Corn Cuban Taco by Dawn's Recipes

We’ve outlined all the ingredients and directions for you to make the perfect Blue Corn Cuban Taco. This dish qualifies as a Intermediate level recipe. It should take you about 1 hr 55 min to make this recipe. The Blue Corn Cuban Taco recipe should make enough food for 4 servings.

You can add your own personal twist to this Blue Corn Cuban Taco recipe, depending on your culture or family tradition. Don’t be scared to add other ingredients once you’ve gotten comfortable with the recipe! Please see below for a list of potential cookware items that might be necessary for this Blue Corn Cuban Taco recipe.

Ingredients for Blue Corn Cuban Taco

  • 6 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 orange, juiced
  • 3 cloves chopped garlic, (may reduce to be kid friendly)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano leaves
  • 1 1/2 pound pork tenderloin, fat trimmed
  • 8 (6-inch) blue corn tortillas
  • 8 slices Swiss cheese, halved
  • 8 slices boiled ham
  • 4 pickled jalapenos, drained and thinly sliced (may reduce to be kid friendly)
  • Tomato salsa, optional
  • Red or green onions, optional

Directions for Blue Corn Cuban Taco

  1. Whisk together 3 tablespoons of the oil, orange juice, garlic and oregano in a baking dish, add the pork and turn to coat. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour and up to 4 hours.
  2. Heat the grill to high or a nonstick saute pan with a few tablespoons of canola oil over medium-high heat on the stove.
  3. Remove the pork from the marinade and place on the grill. Grill until golden brown and slightly charred and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of the meat registers 150 degrees F, about 12 to 15 minutes. Remove from the grill and let rest 5 minutes before slicing into 1/4-inch thick slices.
  4. Reduce the heat of the grill to medium. Place the tortillas on the grill and grill for approximately 10 seconds per side to make pliable. Lay the tortillas on a flat surface. Divide the ingredients evenly over 1 half of each tortilla. Start with 1 slice of the cheese, followed by the ham then a few slices of the pork, a few slices of the jalapenos and another slice of the cheese. Fold the top of the tortilla over the ingredients and press on it. Brush the tops of the tortillas with some of the remaining oil and place on the grill, oil-side down and grill until lightly golden brown, pressing on the tortillas to flatten, 3 to 4 minutes. Brush the tops of the tortillas with oil, flip over and continue grilling, pressing down on the tortillas until golden brown and the cheese has melted.

Cookware for your recipe

You will find below are cookware items that could be needed for this Blue Corn Cuban Taco recipe or similar recipes. Feel free to skip to the next item if it doesn’t apply.

  • Cooking pots
  • Frying pan
  • Steamers
  • Colander
  • Skillet
  • Knives
  • Cutting board
  • Grater
  • Saucepan
  • Stockpot
  • Spatula
  • Tongs
  • Measuring cups
  • Wooden Spoon

Categories in this Recipe

  • Cuban Recipes
  • Taco – A taco (US: /ˈtɑːkoʊ/, UK: /ˈtækoʊ/, Spanish: ) is a traditional Mexican dish consisting of a small hand-sized corn or wheat tortilla topped with a filling. The tortilla is then folded around the filling and eaten by hand. A taco can be made with a variety of fillings, including beef, pork, chicken, seafood, beans, vegetables, and cheese, allowing for great versatility and variety. They are often garnished with various condiments, such as salsa, guacamole, or sour cream, and vegetables, such as lettuce, onion, tomatoes, and chiles. Tacos are a common form of antojitos, or Mexican street food, which have spread around the world.Tacos can be contrasted with similar foods such as burritos, which are often much larger and rolled rather than folded; taquitos, which are rolled and fried; or chalupas/tostadas, in which the tortilla is fried before filling.
  • Ham – Ham is pork from a leg cut that has been preserved by wet or dry curing, with or without smoking. As a processed meat, the term “ham” includes both whole cuts of meat and ones that have been mechanically formed.Ham is made around the world, including a number of regional specialties, such as Westphalian ham and some varieties of Spanish jamón. In addition, numerous ham products have specific geographical naming protection, such as prosciutto di Parma in Europe, and Smithfield ham in the US.
  • Pork – Pork is the culinary name for the meat of the domestic pig (Sus scrofa domesticus). It is the most commonly consumed meat worldwide, with evidence of pig husbandry dating back to 5000 BC.Pork is eaten both freshly cooked and preserved. Curing extends the shelf life of the pork products. Ham, smoked pork, gammon, bacon and sausage are examples of preserved pork. Charcuterie is the branch of cooking devoted to prepared meat products, many from pork.Pork is the most popular meat in the Western world and in Central Europe. It is also very popular in East and Southeast Asia (Mainland Southeast Asia, Philippines, Singapore, East Timor, and Malaysia). It is highly prized in Asian cuisines, especially in China, for its fat content and texture.Some religions and cultures prohibit pork consumption, notably Islam and Judaism.
  • Main Dish
  • Lunch – Lunch is a meal eaten around midday. During the 20th century, the meaning gradually narrowed to a meal eaten midday. Lunch is commonly the second meal of the day, after breakfast. The meal varies in size depending on the culture, and significant variations exist in different areas of the world.
  • Outdoor Party
  • Recipes for Parties
  • Marinating Recipes
  • Grilling – Grilling is a form of cooking that involves dry heat applied to the surface of food, commonly from above, below or from the side. Grilling usually involves a significant amount of direct, radiant heat, and tends to be used for cooking meat and vegetables quickly. Food to be grilled is cooked on a grill (an open wire grid such as a gridiron with a heat source above or below), using a cast iron/frying pan, or a grill pan (similar to a frying pan, but with raised ridges to mimic the wires of an open grill).Heat transfer to the food when using a grill is primarily through thermal radiation. Heat transfer when using a grill pan or griddle is by direct conduction. In the United States, when the heat source for grilling comes from above, grilling is called broiling. In this case, the pan that holds the food is called a broiler pan, and heat transfer is through thermal radiation.Direct heat grilling can expose food to temperatures often in excess of 260 °C (500 °F). Grilled meat acquires a distinctive roast aroma and flavor from a chemical process called the Maillard reaction. The Maillard reaction only occurs when foods reach temperatures in excess of 155 °C (310 °F).Studies have shown that cooking beef, pork, poultry, and fish at high temperatures can lead to the formation of heterocyclic amines, benzopyrenes, and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, which are carcinogens.Marination may reduce the formation of these compounds. Grilling is often presented as a healthy alternative to cooking with oils, although the fat and juices lost by grilling can contribute to drier food.
Chef Dawn
Chef Dawn

Chef Dawn lives and breathes food, always seeking new ingredients to whip up super simple recipes that are big on bold flavor. Being half French, she tends to treat food as a source of pleasure rather than just fuel for our bodies.

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Chef Dawn lives and breathes food, always seeking new ingredients to whip up super simple recipes that are big on bold flavor. Being half French, she tends to treat food as a source of pleasure rather than just fuel for our bodies Read Full Chef Bio Here .

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