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Recipe: Grilled pork fajitas

Updated: 02-01-2008

Dietitian's tip: This recipe uses pork tenderloin — a tender, lean meat. Traditionally, fajitas are made with skirt (flank) beef steak, which has twice the fat and three times the amount of saturated fat.


Serves: 8

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
  • Calories: 234
  • Total carbohydrate: 23 g
  • Cholesterol: 45 mg
  • Dietary fiber: 5 g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 3 g
  • Protein: 18 g
  • Saturated fat: 3 g
  • Sodium: 309 mg
  • Total fat: 8 g
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