Pork Tacos with Cilantro-Avocado Cream Sauce

By Renee's Kitchen Adventures

Published 04/29/2014

Pork Tacos with Cilantro-Avocado Cream Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. pork tenderloin, cut into 1" cubes
  • 1 TBS. canola or corn oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • salt and pepper, to your liking
  • 1/2 TBS. Chipotle Chili Powder (or more or less to your liking)
  • water
  • 1 large fresh tomato, cut into small cubes
  • 1/2 cup tomatillo salsa ( I used Frontera )
  • For the Cilantro-Avocado Cream Sauce:
  • 1/2 cup reduced fat sour cream
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 ripe Haas Avocado
  • milk for thinning, if needed
  • 8-8" flour tortillas

Instructions

  1. Season the pork tenderloin cubes with salt, pepper, garlic powder and Chipotle chili powder.
  2. In a large nonstick skillet, heat the TBS of oil until it starts to shimmer. Add in the pork and the onions and begin browning the pork. Once the pork is browned and onions are translucent (about 5-6 minutes or so) Add in about a 1/2 cup to a cup of water. ( Just enough to barely cover the pork cubes) Allow to come to boil. Cook on med heat, stirring occasionally, until most of the liquid is absorbed. ( This took me about 30 minutes or so).
  3. While the pork is simmering in the liquid, mix the tomatillo salsa and the chopped tomatoes in a small bowl. Set aside.
  4. To make the Cilantro-Avocado Cream Sauce, put the sour cream, cilantro and the avocado in the blender or the magic bullet and process until a thick cream forms. Add in a little milk if needed to make it thinner.
  5. Heat the flour tortillas over an open flame or in the microwave to soften. Spoon some of the pork, some of the salsa mixture and top with about a TBS or so of the Cilantro-Avocado Cream Sauce onto a warm tortilla.  Serve immediately.

Yield: approx. 8 tacos

Prep Time: 00 hrs. 15 mins.

Cook time: 00 hrs. 40 mins.

Total time: 55 mins.


Adapted from Allrecipes.com


Servings - approx. 8   Serving size - 1 taco   Points Plus per serving - 8 Points+*

Calories - 315.9g,   Total Fat - 11.7g,   Carb. - 28.5g,   Protein - 21.6g,   Fiber - 2.7g

*Note that these calculations were done using regular flour tortillas.  You can reduce the PP by using a low carb tortilla instead of a regular one.  


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