Lime-Cilantro Pork Tacos

Randy Mayor; Jan Gautro
These easy pork tacos get their fantastic flavor from lime juice, cilantro, and fresh jalapeño. 

Yield:

4 servings (serving size: 2 tacos)

Recipe from

Nutritional Information

Calories 416
Caloriesfromfat 28 %
Fat 13.1 g
Satfat 3.6 g
Monofat 6.8 g
Polyfat 1.6 g
Protein 30.2 g
Carbohydrate 43.1 g
Fiber 3.6 g
Cholesterol 75 mg
Iron 3.8 mg
Sodium 569 mg
Calcium 101 mg

Ingredients

1 pound pork tenderloin, trimmed and cut into thin strips
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 1/2 cups thinly sliced onion
1 small jalapeño pepper, seeded and chopped
1/2 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
1/2 cup chopped plum tomato
3 tablespoons chopped cilantro
2 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
8 (6-inch) flour tortillas

Preparation

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle pork with salt and black pepper. Add oil to pan. Add pork, and sauté 4 minutes or until browned. Remove pork from pan; place in a bowl. Add onion and jalapeño to pan; sauté 5 minutes or until tender. Add broth; reduce heat, and simmer 1 minute, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Stir in tomato; simmer 2 minutes.

Return pork and accumulated juices to pan. Stir in cilantro and lime juice; cook 1 minute or until pork is done.

Heat tortillas according to package directions. Spoon 1/2 cup pork mixture into each tortilla; roll up.

Note:

Browning the pork improves its color, and the browned bits enrich the sauce's flavor. Add more jalapeño pepper if you enjoy spicy food. Use the same pan to brown the pork and make the rave-worthy sauce.

Kathy Farrell-Kingsley,

June 2004