Sunday, June 21, 2009

(43) Beef Carnitas Tacos

The avocado, tomato, onion salsa on this is EXCELLENT!! I could have eaten 10 of these tacos!

Beef Carnitas Tacos

These simple tacos are an ideal showcase for tender Beef Carnitas (or Pork Carnitas). Serve with a black bean salad and frozen margaritas or ice-cold beer. You can warm the tortillas in a nonstick skillet just until lightly browned.

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 2 tacos and 2 lime wedges)
Source: Cooking Light Magazine, September 2006

2 cups chopped plum tomato (about 2 medium)
1/3 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup diced peeled avocado
2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
8 (6-inch) corn tortillas
2 cups Beef Carnitas
1 lime, cut into 8 wedges

Combine the first 7 ingredients in a medium bowl; toss well. Warm tortillas according to package directions. Spoon 1/4 cup Beef Carnitas onto each tortilla; top each with about 3 tablespoons avocado mixture. Fold in half; serve with lime wedges.

Nutritional Information
Calories: 235 (30% from fat), Fat: 7.9g (sat 2.2g,mono 3.2g,poly 0.9g), Protein: 17.6g, Carbohydrate: 26g, Fiber: 3.8g, Cholesterol: 48mg, Iron: 2mg, Sodium: 303mg, Calcium: 37mg

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