Grilled Pork Fajitas


I’ve always loved a good fajita if it is made right and tastes good. If you’re on a low calorie diet like I am, you can find low calorie tortillas, or at least wheat tortillas for these fajitas. You can also substitute chicken for the pork, which is what I prefer. Each fajita is around 250 calories (give or take, considering tortilla and meat used) and totally worth it!



  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 pound pork tenderloin, cut into strips 1/2 inch wide and 2 inches long
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 8 whole-wheat flour tortillas, about 8 inches in diameter, warmed in the microwave
  • 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 4 medium tomatoes, diced
  • 4 cups shredded lettuce
  • 1 cup salsa


  1. Prepare a hot fire in a charcoal grill or heat a gas grill or broiler to medium-high or 400 F.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together the chili powder, oregano, paprika, coriander and garlic powder.
  3. Dredge the pork pieces in the seasonings, coating completely.
  4. Place the pork strips and onions in a cast-iron pan or grill basket. Grill or broil at medium-high heat, turning several times, until browned on all sides, about 5 minutes.
  5. To serve, spread an equal amount of pork strips and onions on each tortilla.
  6. Top each with 1 tablespoon cheese, about 2 tablespoons tomatoes, 1/2 cup shredded lettuce and 2 tablespoons salsa. Fold in both sides of each tortilla up over the filling, then roll to close.

Yield: 8 servings



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