If your family loves Mexican food, these chipotle pork tostadas with fresh avocado and tomatoes will make them happy campers.
Who doesn’t love Friday nights?
My favorite Friday night is when we go to our local Mexican restaurant where they serve homemade flour tortillas. We sit in the bar and eat away. We talk about the week, and watch whatever sport game is playing on the television.
Heaven on earth!
That’s a treat. Most Fridays, we come home, finish up the work from the week, and eat at home.
Cravings are a difficult thing, if you don’t satisfy them, they explode. With no time (or extra funds) to eat out, I decided to try my hand at making my own tostada recipe with whatever was in the house.
I won’t try to convince you that this meal rivaled the Carne Asada at our favorite restaurant, but it was really good. I have to admit, I saved a few hundred calories too!
Happy, healthy cooking!
- 8 ounces boneless pork chops, cubed into bite sized pieces
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 1 tablespoon garlic oil
- 1 small lime, juiced
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1 tsp cumin
- ½ tsp Chipotle peppers in Adobo sauce, finely minced
- 4 ea corn tortillas, 8"
- 1 cup low fat cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1 medium avocado, mashed
- 2 small Roma tomatoes, diced
- 1 cup baby spinach, shredded
- 4 tablespoons low fat sour cream
- 1. Heat garlic oil over medium heat in non-stick skillet. Add onions and cook for 5 minutes until very tender and starting to brown. Add pork, lime juice, chili powder, cumin and Chipotle and cook another 5 - 8 minutes until pork is no longer pink. Remove from heat.
- 2. Heat heavy skillet over medium heat and toast one corn tortilla for 1 - 2 minutes on one side, then flip. Top with 1/4 cup cheese and cook until cheese melts.
- 3. Remove tortilla and top with 1/4 pork mixture, some spinach, tomato, mashed avocado and sour cream.
What’s good for me in this dish?
Pork trimmed of visible fat can be considered a lean meat. Specifically boneless pork chops, or tenderloin. Pork is a good source of vitamin C, niacin, phosphorus and zinc, and a very good source of protein, vitamin B12, iron and selenium.
Avocado contains vitamin K, fiber, potassium, folate and vitamins B6 and C. Avocados contain a monounsaturated fat called oleic acid, that could lower cholesterol. The potassium in avocados help lower blood pressure. The folate promotes heart health.
Amount Per Serving
Total Fat: 16.55g
Total Carbs: 25.14g
Dietary Fiber: 7.69g
Weight Watchers Points 7
Nutrition details obtained from whfoods.org, nutritiondata.com, about.com, and abouthomecooking.com.