|3||lb||Boneless Lean Pork Butt|
|2||Garlic Cloves, minced or pressed|
Serve this traditional Mexican entree as a filling for corn or flour tortillas or as an accompaniment to rice and beans. Garnish with tomato slices and fresh cilantro for a colorful meal.
Trim and discard all fat from the meat and cut into 1-inch cubes.
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high, and cook meat, a few pieces at a time, until brown.
Push meat to one side of the pan, add onion, garlic, chili powder, cumin and oregano; cook until onion is limp.
Stir in water, honey, salt and tomato paste. Simmer, covered, until pork is tender, about 1 hour. Skim off fat and discard.
To serve, fill warm corn or flour tortillas (made with margarine) with meat mixture. Include rice or beans, if desired, and garnish.
Yield: 6 servings, 3 cups
One Serving = 1/2 cup (4 ounces pork) Calories: 329 Protein: 34 g Fat: 17 g Carbohydrate: 8 g Fiber: 1.6 g Cholesterol: 109 mg Sodium: 381 mg Potassium: 658 mg
Exchange: 4 Medium-Fat Meat 1 Vegetable
Source: "The U.C.S.D. Healthy Diet for Diabetes, a Comprehensive Nutritional Guide and Cookbook," by Susan Algert, M.S., R.D.; Barbara Grasse, R.D., C.D.E.; and Annie Durning, M.S., R.D.
Shared by: Norman R. Brown