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Grilled Kurobuta Pork Collar Tacos

Traeger Kitchen


Grilled Kurobuta Pork Collar Tacos

Prep Time

10

Minutes

Cook Time

4

Hours

Serves

6 - 8

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What's this?

Pork collar is a uniquely versatile cut of meat. Thanks to its marbled nature, pork collar is perfect for both high temperature grilling, as well as low-and-slow smoking. This versatility is on full display in our Grilled Pork Collar Taco recipe. We start with a blistering sear on high, before dropping the temp to infuse smoky, hardwood flavor. Shred the meat, fill a taco shell, top with a homemade onion relish and let the wood-fired fiesta begin.

Ingredients

  • 5 Pound Snake River Farms Kurobuta Pork Collar

  • 1 Bottle Mexican Lager

  • 1 lime, juiced

  • 1 orange, juiced

  • 1 Tablespoon chili powder

  • 1 Tablespoon cumin

  • 1/4 Cup cilantro, chopped

  • 1 Clove garlic, minced

  • 1/4 Cup brown sugar

  • 1 Tablespoon salt

  • 1/2 White Onion, Diced

  • 1 jalapeño, minced

  • 1/4 Cup cilantro, chopped

  • 1 lime, juiced

  • extra-virgin olive oil

  • To Taste salt

  • Radish, shaved thinly

  • Cotija cheese

  • Avocado, Sliced

  • corn tortillas

Steps

  • 1

    For the Marinade: The day before, combine all ingredients for the marinade in a medium bowl. Place the pork collar and the marinade in a large Ziploc bag and place in the fridge overnight.
  • 2

    When ready to cook, set the temperature to High and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.
  • 3

    Remove the pork collar from the marinade and place directly on the grill grate. Reserve the marinade.
  • 4

    Cook for 30-45 minutes until the exterior is caramelized and lightly browned. Reduce the temperature on the grill to 225℉.
  • 5

    Transfer the pork collar to a shallow baking dish or aluminum pan and pour the marinade in the bottom of the pan.
  • 6

    Wrap the top tightly with foil and place back on the grill. Cook until the internal temperature of pork reaches 204℉.
  • 7

  • 8

    Remove the pork from the grill and let rest 10 minutes. Shred the meat removing any large chunks of fat or sinew.
  • 9

    Pour some of the cooking liquid in with the shredded pork if it seems a little dry and season to taste with salt.
  • 10

    Build the tacos with the onion relish and toppings of your choice. Enjoy!