Asian-Style Ontario Pork Tacos Recipe

These Ontario pork “tacos” are styled after the traditional Asian dish “Rainbow Chop in Crystal Fold” — flavourful cooked ground pork and vegetables wrapped in lettuce leaves.

1 tsp vegetable oil
1 tsp garlic chili sauce
2 tbsp minced ginger
1 lb. lean ground Ontario pork
1 cup finely diced carrot
1 cup finely chopped mushrooms
1 cup finely chopped green onions
1/4 cup hoisin sauce
2 tbsp water
12 lettuce leaves (Boston, leaf or iceberg)


Step 1: In skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil and chili sauce until fragrant. Add ginger and cook one minute. Add pork and brown completely, breaking up pork with spatula.

Step 2: Strain cooked pork from any fat remaining in skillet; discard liquid and return pork to skillet. Add carrot and mushrooms, cook until carrots are tender crisp, about 5 minutes. Stir in green onions, hoisin and water and cook 1 minute more. Remove from heat.

Step 3: To assemble, scoop 1/4 cup of the pork mixture into each lettuce leaf and wrap taco-style.