Two tasty pork tacos for just over 350 calories? Yes, please. Cooking Light‘s lean Roasted Pork Tenderloin Tacos are topped with a thick and slightly tangy Mexican cream (or sour cream) for a cooling finish.
Roasted Pork Tenderloin Tacos
- 1 pound pork tenderloin, trimmed
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 2 tablespoons Mojo marinade
- 1/2 cup white wine vinegar
- 3 tablespoons water
- 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 cup thinly vertically sliced red onion
- 8 6-inch corn tortillas (about 50 calories each)
- 1 jalapeño pepper, cut into 16 slices
- 1 ripe avocado, cut into 16 wedges
- 4 tablespoons Mexican crema (or sour cream)
Preheat oven to 425F degrees.
Sprinkle pork with pepper and salt. Heat a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add pork; cook 5 minutes, turning to brown on all sides. Place pan in oven. Bake at 425° for 8 minutes or until a thermometer registers 145° (slightly pink); let stand 5 minutes. Cut crosswise into 16 slices. Combine pork and mojo marinade in a medium bowl; toss to coat pork.
Combine vinegar, 3 tablespoons water, and sugar in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Remove from heat; add onion. Let stand 10 minutes; drain.
Working with 1 tortilla at a time, toast in a pan or over a flame of a gas burner until tender and blackened in spots. Arrange 2 pork slices in center of each tortilla; top with about 2 tablespoons onion, 2 jalapeño slices, 2 avocado wedges, and 1 1/2 teaspoons crema.
Serves: 4 | Serving Size: 2 tacos
Per serving: Calories: 370; Total Fat: 15g; Saturated Fat: 4g; Monounsaturated Fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 80mg; Sodium: 294mg; Total Carbohydrates: 37g; Dietary Fiber: 6g; Sugars: 8g; Protein: 27g
Nutrition Bonus: Potassium: 347mg; Vitamin A: 3%; Vitamin C: 21%; Calcium: 4%; Iron: 6%
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