Cumin-Crusted Pork Soft Tacos

Photo: Oxmoor House
Lightly coat the tortillas with cooking spray before heating to keep them from splitting. They can also be heated in a grill pan. Garnish with sliced green onions, if desired.

Yield:

15 servings (serving size: 2 tacos)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 345
Caloriesfromfat 29 %
Fat 11.1 g
Satfat 4 g
Monofat 4.1 g
Polyfat 1.4 g
Protein 24.6 g
Carbohydrate 40 g
Fiber 5.8 g
Cholesterol 68 mg
Iron 2.6 mg
Sodium 427 mg
Calcium 157 mg

Ingredients

Pork:
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon cumin seeds, crushed
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 (1-pound) pork tenderloins, trimmed
1 tablespoon olive oil
Salsa:
2 cups frozen whole-kernel corn, thawed
1 cup quartered grape tomatoes
1 cup cubed peeled avocado
1/2 cup diced red onion
1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 (15-ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
Remaining ingredients:
2 cups reduced-fat sour cream
1 tablespoon canned chipotle chile in adobo sauce, chopped
30 (6-inch) corn tortillas

Preparation

Preheat oven to 425°.

To prepare pork, combine first 5 ingredients. Rub cumin mixture over pork. Heat oil in a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add pork; cook 4 minutes or until browned on all sides. Bake at 425° for 12 minutes or until a thermometer registers 155°. Remove pork from oven; let stand 5 minutes. Cut pork across grain into thin slices.

To prepare salsa, combine corn and next 7 ingredients (through beans).

Combine sour cream and chipotle in a blender; process until smooth.

Wrap tortillas, 3 at a time, in a damp paper towel. Microwave at high 20 seconds. Spoon about 1 ounce pork onto each tortilla. Top each tortilla with about 2 tablespoons salsa and about 2 teaspoons sour cream mixture. Fold in half.

Note:

Maureen Callahan,

September 2005