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Pork Peppers Mexican-Style


Pork & Peppers Mexican-Style

Pork & Peppers Mexican-Style

Bell peppers are wonderful vegetables for those who are counting carbs. They add natural sweetness, yet are low in carbohydrate. Always select firm glossy peppers. The riper the pepper, the better its flavor and nutritional content.

Yield

Makes 4 servings

Ingredients

2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup chopped green onions
3/4 pound lean pork, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
1 each red, yellow and green bell peppers, diced (about 2 cups)
1 teaspoon minced garlic
Salt and black pepper
1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon ground dried chipotle pepper (optional)
1/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1/4 cup sour cream

Preparation

  1. Heat oil in large skillet over medium high heat. Add green onions; cook and stir 2 minutes. Add pork; cook and stir 5 minutes or until browned. Add bell peppers and garlic. Cook and stir 5 minutes or until bell peppers begin to soften.
  2. Season mixture in skillet with salt and pepper. Add mushrooms, cumin, chili powder and chipotle pepper, if desired. Cook and stir 10 to 15 minutes until pork is cooked through and vegetables are tender.
  3. Top each serving with shredded cheese and sour cream.

Tip

Those not restricting carbohydrates can enjoy this dish rolled-up in tortillas, burrito-style.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: about 1-1/4 cups pork mixture topped with 1 tablespoon cheese and 1 tablespoon sour cream
Fiber 3 g
Carbohydrate 9 g
Cholesterol 63 mg
Saturated Fat 6 g
Total Fat 16 g
Calories from Fat 55 %
Calories 271
Protein 22 g
Sodium 98 mg

Dietary Exchange

Fat 1-1/2
Meat 3
Vegetable 1

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