Pineapple Taco Sauce

4 Servings
30 min

Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner and we have a crazy pandemic going on. Is that going to stop you from enjoying some South of the border favorites? I know its not going to stop Val and I. We came up with this delicious pineapple taco sauce for everyone to enjoy this Cinco de mayo. Whether you’re throwing a party or just making it for yourself, this is something to create.


I got the inspiration from our  Pork Mojo Sauce that we use on our Cuban sandwiches. I just started throwing things I know meshed well together into a blender. The pineapple we had left over from a previous recipe and I didn’t want it to go to waste.


I’m in love with sauces and seasonings. You could take something from ordinary (ex. chicken grilled out) and make it into something that will literally wow you. I started reading  The Flavor Bible again and always enjoy finding different things that pair perfectly well together. The overtly sweetness from the pineapple is muted perfectly by the orange juice. The garlic and cilantro are just delicious in almost anything. The Gochujang just gives it that extra kick it needs to get to the next level.


When Val and I created this, we put it on top of pork tacos like in the main picture. I wish I had brined the pork chop before I cooked it though because it was good, but I know if the pork was a little more tender it would have been perfect. I am the hardest critic on myself about food and when I tasted this taco sauce I knew I had something special. You could literally bottle this up and sell it, it’s so good. So, We hope you enjoy our Pineapple Taco Sauce.


From our kitchen to yours, cheers!

Recipe details
  • 4  Servings
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 15 Minutes Total time: 30 min
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Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp Orange Juice
  • 3 tbsp Lime Juice
  • 1 cup Pineapple Chunks Diced Fresh
  • 3 Garlic Cloves
  • 1½ tbsp Cilantro Paste
  • 2 tbsp Rice Vinegar
  • 1½ tbsp Gochujang
  • 1 tbsp Sesame Oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
Taco Sauce
Add all ingredients into blender and blend well
Taste and add salt/pepper if wanted
Pork Tacos
If you have pork chops, take out pork and create a simple salt brine
The brine consists of ¼ cup of salt to 4 cups of water
Put that in the fridge for 2 hours so it makes the pork tender
Throw pork on the grill or in the oven and baste while cooking with taco sauce until it reaches internal temp of 145°
Chicken Tacos
Cook chicken on grill
Baste with sauce every 2-3 minutes making sure to coat
Cook chicken to internal temp of 160°
Tacos
Add taco sauce to tacos and enjoy the delicious flavors
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