Pork Tacos With Swiss Chard and Havarti Cheese

This is a neat snack to make when unexpected friends show up and want to have a visit. While the beer is chilling and conversation has begun in earnest,  gather all around the kitchen and begin.

  • 3/4 cup salsa verde *
  • 1 lb. pork tenderloin
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2/3 lb. swiss chard, cut into 1 inch strips
  • 4-5 slices Havarti Cheese with jalapeno pepper, chopped roughly
  • 20 small flour tortillas
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, grated

Preheat the barbecue (it’s that time of year) and score the pork deeply with a paring knife and rub with the cumin, chopped garlic, olive oil and salt and pepper. Grill on high for 4 minutes on each side for medium or until you have the desired doneness. Allow to cool and then slice thinly.

Have another beer……

In a frypan, heat the remaining oil over medium heat and saute the sliced onion until softened. Add the swiss chard and cook for 2 minutes. Stir often until it has wilted. Season LIGHTLY with salt and pepper and transfer immediately to a serving bowl and toss with the havarti cheese until it melts.

In a dry frypan on medium heat,  add the tortillas for 30 seconds on each side. Wrap the warm ones in a clean tea towel.

Place the food on the table and let everyone make their own. Enjoy! Yummy!

 

* can be bought in any store – widely used. Check out the Mexican section of your grocery store.

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