Recipe: Grilled pork fajitas
Medically reviewed on April 16, 2018Serves 8
This recipe uses pork tenderloin — a tender, lean meat — instead of flank beef steak, which has twice the fat and three times the amount of saturated fat.
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 pound pork tenderloin, cut into strips 1/2 inch wide and 2 inches long
- 1 small onion, sliced
- 8 whole-wheat flour tortillas, about 8 inches in diameter, warmed in the microwave
- 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- 4 medium tomatoes, diced
- 4 cups shredded lettuce
- 1 cup salsa
Prepare a hot fire in a charcoal grill or heat a gas grill or broiler to medium-high or 400 F.
In a small bowl, stir together the chili powder, oregano, paprika, coriander and garlic powder. Dredge the pork pieces in the seasonings, coating completely.
Place the pork strips and onions in a cast-iron pan or grill basket. Grill or broil at medium-high heat, turning several times, until browned on all sides, about 5 minutes.
To serve, spread an equal amount of pork strips and onions on each tortilla. Top each with 1 tablespoon cheese, about 2 tablespoons tomatoes, 1/2 cup shredded lettuce and 2 tablespoons salsa. Fold in both sides of each tortilla up over the filling, then roll to close. Serve immediately.
Nutritional Analysis (per serving)
|Serving Size||1 fajita|
|Monounsaturated Fat||1.5 g|
|Saturated Fat||2 g|
|Total Fat||6 g|