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Cuban-Style Pork Street Tacos

Cuban-Style Pork Street Tacos
HEART HEALTHY
DIABETES FRIENDLY
ALLERGY FRIENDLY
GLUTEN-FREE
LOW CALORIE

PREP 10 minutes COOK 8 hours
PER SERVING Calories: 510 Saturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 0g Carbohydrates: 34g Fiber: 7g Sodium: 308mg Protein: 64g


The bright flavor of coriander and citrus-infused pork, onions, and peppers provides the perfect filling for “street” tacos. Include beans, avocado, and sour cream as garnishes if you need more energy or you are serving these tacos to guests.

1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil 16 ounces pork tenderloin Zest of 1 orange Juice of 1 orange Zest of 1 lime Juice of 1 lime 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground coriander ⅛ teaspoon sea salt Freshly ground black pepper 1 red onion, halved and sliced thin 1 red bell pepper, cored and sliced thin 1 green bell pepper, cored and sliced thin 4 corn tortillas ¼ cup fresh cilantro, for garnish
1. Grease the inside of the slow cooker with the olive oil.

2. Put the pork tenderloin in the slow cooker.

3. In a small measuring cup, whisk together the orange zest, orange juice, lime zest, lime juice, garlic, cumin, coriander, salt, and a few grinds of the black pepper. Pour this mixture over the pork.

4. Put the onion, red bell pepper, and green bell pepper in the crock, placing them around and on top of the pork.

5. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.

6. Remove the pork from the slow cooker and allow the meat to rest for 10 minutes before shredding it with a fork. Return it to the slow cooker and toss it with the vegetables and juices.

7. Serve the pork in warm corn tortillas garnished with the cilantro.

COOKING TIP Warm the tortillas in a dry skillet, or directly on a gas stovetop flame over low heat. Use tongs to turn each tortilla, heating for a few seconds on each side until warm and pliable. They can also be warmed in the microwave, for 10 seconds each.

NUTRITION TIP Fresh cilantro, also called coriander, is one of the most widely used herbs around the globe. Fresh coriander leaves have detoxifying properties and ground coriander seed has anti-inflammatory properties.

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