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Shredded Pork Tacos

Shredded Pork Tacos

Top these shredded pork tacos with fresh cilantro, crisp red onion and some hot sauce for a satisfying dinner that’s high in protein and low in fat.


  • 1 pound pork tenderloin
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 cups water
  • 8 corn tortillas
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1/4 red onion, finely diced
  • 1/4 cup No Sugar-Added taco sauce (such as La Victoria, Salsa Brava, Hot) optional
  • 2 cups romaine lettuce, chopped

Makes 4


  1. Place pork tenderloin in bottom of slow cooker. Add spices on top of meat and pour in 2 cups of water. Cook on LOW for 8 hours or on HIGH for 4-5 hours until meat is tender and easily shredded with a fork.
  2. Serve shredded meat with tortillas, onion, lettuce and fresh cilantro topped with taco sauce.

Nutrition facts

Serves 4 (2 tacos per serving)

calories: 278

calories from fat: 50

total fat: 5.6g

saturated fat: 1.6g

trans fat: 0.0g

cholesterol: 83mg

sodium: 128mg

potassium: 635mg

carbohydrates: 23.7g

dietary fiber: 3.5g

sugars: 1.2g

protein: 32.8g

Photograph by Kelly Dabel. All rights reserved. Used with permission.
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