Wow, what a night we had with our dinner! We decided to try out the HelloFresh recipe for One Pan Salsa Verde Pork Tacos with Monterey Jack Cheese and Southwest Crema, and let me tell you, it was quite the adventure.
We were excited to whip up these delicious tacos packed with flavorful ingredients like salsa verde, succulent pork, tomatoes, scallions, green peppers, sour cream, Monterey Jack cheese, and Southwest spices. The best part?
The recipe claimed we could make everything in just one pan for easy cleanup. Perfect for a Thursday night meal when we're all ready for the weekend to begin.
But here's where the unexpected twist comes in. Instead of taking a backseat and letting me handle the cooking, my husband decided to take charge of the kitchen. Bless his heart, he wanted me to relax and enjoy my favorite show, Real Housewives of New Jersey. Little did I know, chaos was about to unfold.
He started prepping the tomatoes, scallions, and green pepper, and combined the sour cream with spices, salt, and pepper. All seemed well until he decided to heat up the pan first and then pour on the olive oil. Let's just say, there was a small fire and a lot of panic. Thank goodness we didn't need a fire extinguisher!
Amidst the chaos and a slightly burnt pan, we soldiered on and cooked together to ensure no further mishaps. The salsa verde simmered on the stove, infusing the pork with its tangy and robust flavors, while the Monterey Jack cheese patiently waited to add its creamy goodness to the final dish.
Now, let's talk ratings. Shayne rates this meal an 8 out of 10. He's been indoctrinated with authentic Mexican tacos from our favorite restaurant, El Patron in Florida, so he knows his stuff. I also give it an 8 out of 10, despite not being the one who cooked it. I have a soft spot for those authentic Mexican flavors, but for a weeknight dinner, this recipe is easy and convenient. Just be sure not to light your pan on fire like we did!
Thankfully, despite the initial hurdles, the Salsa Verde Pork Tacos turned out amazing. The tantalizing aroma filled the air, making us forget about the chaotic journey it took to get there. We assembled our tacos with the flavorful Southwest crema as the final touch. It was a happy ending for our taste buds and, more importantly, our wallets. We did the math and found that HelloFresh was actually quite cost-effective, especially considering we got four servings out of it. We paid around $28.61 for this recipe, which is pretty good for such a delicious meal.
If you want to try making these tacos on your own, here's the breakdown of ingredient costs at Walmart: grape tomatoes ($2.48), scallions ($0.88), green peppers (2 for $2.64), sour cream ($1.88), Southwest blend ($3.12), green salsa ($2.96), 20 oz of ground pork ($3.57), flour tortillas ($1.98), and Monterey Jack cheese ($2.22). The total comes out to $21.73, just a little more expensive than getting it from HelloFresh. However, you can save even more by buying the pork in bulk from a club store and making extra tacos for leftovers.
In conclusion, our kitchen adventure may have been more eventful than we anticipated, but it ended with a satisfying meal. The HelloFresh One Pan Salsa Verde Pork Tacos recipe truly delivered on its promise of a flavorful and easy-to-make dish. And as for my husband's wild cooking antics? Well, let's just say it made for a memorable evening that we'll be laughing about for years to come!