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    Cheddar Pork Tenderloin Tacos

    These Cheddar Pork Tenderloin Tacos are everything you have been missing in your life.  The best taste to satisfy even the pickiest of taste buds, while also being packed with nutrients to keep you full and feel great.

    Loaded with protein, and many vitamins and minerals, I chose shredded pork tenderloin for this recipe due to being a lean meat option without all the extra trans fats that other meats have.

    And the best part is you can cook the meat in the slow cooker while you go do other things!

     

    Cheddar Pork Tenderloin Tacos

     

    Shell Searching

    I don’t know about anyone else, but I have searched for the perfect tortilla for years.

    Why is it so hard to find an organic whole wheat tortilla without artificial ingredients or a lot of extra “stuff” in it, like hydrogenated oils or high fructose corn syrup?

    When I would find something organic, the ingredients list contained all kinds of stuff I had never heard of, plus hydrogenated oils.

    Which opened my eyes to the fact that because Organic is on the label, may not mean much, because there is still a ton of unhealthy ingredients that can be shoved in there.  So definitely keep checking your ingredient lists.

    My husband loves tacos and burritos, so I have been actively searching for the perfect tortilla. Eventually I will make these at home, but I’m not there yet.

    But when I was making this recipe, I finally found the perfect ones.  Organic and 3 ingredients.

    Yes, you have to buy them in bulk, but you put them in the freezer until you are ready to make some burritos/tacos.  Which means I don’t have to worry about them going bad before I get to them.  And they taste great.

    I’m in heaven.

    These are the ones I like. They sell them in bulk on Amazon.  Don’t worry, they are freezable, so you don’t have to use them all at once!




    Nutrient Rich Cheddar Pork Tacos

    I know you saw the picture and think this looks like an indulgence, but guess what?

    This meal will knock your socks off with how many nutrients you are putting in your body, so it’s completely the opposite of empty calories.  You are giving your body actual fuel!

    How much fuel?

    Well, while this meal contains great amounts of every single vitamin and mineral, this is what it has the the most of (% DV based on a 2000 calorie diet):

    • 80%  Vitamin C
    • 69%  Selenium
    • 63%  Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)
    • 60%  Phosphorus
    • 56%  Calcium

    The top nutrients in this recipe helps provide your body with antioxidants to fight off damaged cells, helps with nervous system function to keep your brain sending messages to the rest of your body without error, strengthens the immune system, helps form and repair bones, and helps regulate hormones.

    Amazing the fuel nutrients provide!




    Tools I Use For Cheddar Pork Tacos

    Slow Cooker / Instant Pot

    Cutting Boards

    2 Sauce Pans

    Taco Holders

     

    Save Money by Making These Other Recipes

    One thing you can do to save money is make meals throughout the week that use some of the same ingredients, when you find those ingredients in bulk or on sale.

    Here are some other recipes that use similar ingredients:

     

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    Cheddar Pork Tenderloin Tacos

    Cheddar Pork Tenderloin Tacos


    • Author: Ashly
    • Prep Time: 20 minutes
    • Cook Time: 5 hours
    • Total Time: 5 hours 20 minutes
    • Yield: Serves 4-5 people 1x

    Description

    These Cheddar Pork Tacos are everything you have been missing in your life.  The best taste to satisfy even the pickiest of taste buds, while also being packed with nutrients to keep you full and feel great. Loaded with protein, and many vitamins and minerals, we chose shredded pork tenderloin for this recipe due to being a lean meat option without all the trans fats that other meats have.  And the best part is you can cook the meat in the slow cooker while you go do other things!


    Ingredients

    Scale

    1 lb Pork Tenderloin (with fat trimmed off)

    1 bowl Jalapeno Lover’s Cheese Dip (see recipe here)

    1 1/2 Cups  Salsa

    10 Whole Wheat Tortillas

    Seasoning

    2 Tsp Chili Powder

    1 Tsp Cilantro

    1 Tsp Basil

    3/4 Tsp Paprika

    3/4 Tsp Onion Powder

    1/2 Tsp Garlic Powder

    1/2 Tsp Black Pepper


    Instructions

    1. Stir all seasoning together and rub on tenderloin.
    2. Place tenderloin in slow cooker / Instant Pot and pour salsa over it.
    3. Set Slow Cooker / Instant Pot to low heat for 5  hours (If using IP, do not seal).
    4. Once done, take out to shred tenderloin and put back into Crock Pot to mix in with salsa.
    5. Leave to marinate while completing next steps.
    6. Preheat oven 350 degrees.
    7. While shredded tenderloin is marinating in salsa and oven is preheating, make the Jalapeno Lover’s Cheese Dip.
    8. Once oven is done preheating, place tortillas on taco holders and bake in oven for about 4-5 minutes (should be slightly crispy, but not cracking.)
    9. Once tortillas are done, take out of oven, load them with shredded tenderloin, a couple spoonfuls of cheese sauce, and your favorite toppings.
    10. Enjoy!

     

     

     

    Notes

    You can choose to make this without any of the seasonings.  I have made it both ways and liked it both ways because the cheese sauce and salsa has a lot of flavor on it’s own.

    • Category: Dinner
    • Method: Slow Cooker
    • Cuisine: Mexican

    Nutrition

    • Serving Size: 2 tacos
    • Calories: 707
    • Sugar: 4.58g
    • Sodium: 1084mg
    • Fat: 38.8
    • Saturated Fat: 16.9
    • Unsaturated Fat: 2g
    • Trans Fat: 0
    • Carbohydrates: 48.3g
    • Fiber: 7g
    • Protein: 44g
    • Cholesterol: 136mg

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