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Here is a quick and easy weeknight meal for taco Tuesday made with ground pork. Spicy pork tacos with red cabbage slaw made with Vietnamese chili garlic sauce have a nice kick of heat you will love. The spicy flavors along with some ginger, brown sugar and cinnamon add a nice depth. These have the right amount of spice and a nice crunch too! | ethnicspoon.com
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Spicy Pork Tacos with Red Cabbage Slaw

Spicy Pork tacos with red cabbage slaw is the perfect dish to feed a crowd. Vietnamese chili garlic sauce gives this recipe just a bit of a kick. Enjoy with a red cabbage slaw for color and crunch.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword ground pork taco, homemade slaw, Mexican style food, taco with chili garlic
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings: Change to adjust-> 6 servings
Calories 313 kcal



  • 1 cup cole slaw
  • ½ cup red cabbage chopped
  • 2 Tbsp cilantro choppped


  1. To prepare the meat:

    In a skillet, heat oil on medium heat sauté the onions  until translucent. 

  2. Add the pork, and cook until it is brown. Sprinkle in the salt, and cinnamon. Stir in the ginger paste.

  3. Transfer meat to a bowl lined with paper towel to absorb the grease.

  4. Next, add in the chili garlic sauce and stir well to coat the meat. Sprinkle in the brown sugar. 

To prepare the slaw:

  1. In a large bowl toss in all the ingredients together.

Nutrition Facts
Spicy Pork Tacos with Red Cabbage Slaw
Amount Per Serving
Calories 313 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 54mg18%
Sodium 586mg25%
Potassium 327mg9%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 105IU2%
Vitamin C 10.4mg13%
Calcium 55mg6%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.