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Pork Fajitas

Per Serving

Pork Fajitas

Makes: 4
Serving Size: 3 oz. pork, about 1 cup vegetables, 1 (8-inch) whole wheat tortilla, 1 Tbsp. light sour cream
Calories 325
Fat 11 g
Saturated Fat 2.5 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Carbohydrate 36 g
Fiber 6 g
Sugars 8 g
Cholesterol 50 mg
Sodium 395 mg
Potassium 800 mg
Protein 23 g
Phosphorus 320 mg
Choices: Starch 1.5, Vegetable 3, Lean Meat 2, Fat 1
  • Makes: 4
  • Serving Size: 3 oz. pork, about 1 cup vegetables, 1 (8-inch) whole wheat tortilla, 1 Tbsp. light sour cream
  • Preparation Time: 35 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

2 tsp. mild or hot chili powder
2 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. dried oregano flakes
1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/8 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. ground black pepper
3/4 lb. lean pork tenderloin, sliced into thin strips
1 large red bell pepper, cored, seeded, and sliced into thin strips
1 large green bell pepper, cored, seeded, and sliced into thin strips
1 med. red onion, halved and thinly sliced
1 Tbsp. vegetable oil, divided use
juice of one half lime
48-inch whole wheat tortillas
1cupshredded romaine lettuce
1largetomato, diced (about 1 cup)
4Tbsp.light sour cream
1jalapeno pepper, sliced (optional)

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the spices. Divide the mixture in half, and add to two separate medium bowls.
  2. Add the pork to one bowl, and toss well with the spice mixture. Add the red pepper, green pepper, and red onion to the other bowl, and coat well with the spice mixture.
  3. Heat half of the oil in a grill pan or heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Add the pork strips and cook for 4 to 5 minutes until cooked through. Remove the pork from the pan and set aside.
  4. Add the remaining oil to the pan, and add the vegetable mixture. Cook the vegetables for 8 to 10 minutes, until they are soft and tender but still retain some crispness. Add the cooked pork and the lime juice to the vegetables, and cook until heated through.
  5. Add the tortillas one at a time to an ungreased skillet over medium heat. Heat each tortilla for 1 to 2 minutes per side, turning it with tongs.
  6. To serve, divide the pork mixture among the tortillas. Serve the fajitas with shredded lettuce, tomato, dollops of sour cream, and, if desired, jalapeño pepper slices.
 
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