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Nutrition Facts

Calories 621
  Calories from Fat 361 (58%)
(62%)Total Fat 41g
(77%)Saturated Fat 15g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 20g
(36%)Cholesterol 108mg
(19%)Sodium 462mg
(26%)Potassium 924mg
Total Carbohydrate 33g
(31%)Dietary Fiber 8g
Sugars 11g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(68%)Protein 34g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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Fresh Pear and Pork Tostadas


  • Tostada1 lb pork tenderloin, cubed

  • 1/2 onion, cut into chunks

  • 1 garlic clove, minced

  • oil, as needed

  • 10 corn tortillas

  • 2 carrots, peeled, grated

  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced

  • 1 bundle fresh chives

  • 3 Anjou, Bosc, or red Anjou pears, sliced and cored

  • lemon juice

  • 3 cups grated Cheddar cheese

  • 1 head lettuce, grated

  • Dressing1/2 cup olive oil

  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper

  • 2 jalapeño peppers, seeded and chopped

  • 1 tsp cilantro seeds

  • 3 Tbs vinegar

  • salt and pepper to taste

Simple pear and pork tostadas make a great appetizer.The warmed tortillas and fresh pears add the perfect balance of crunch and crisp.


  • Heat water to boiling in a saucepan. Add the pork meat with the onion and the garlic clove; season with salt and pepper. While the meat is cooking, mix the dressing ingredients. Add salt and pepper to taste and set aside. Add a little oil to a frying pan and brown the tortillas until they are golden and crisp. When the pork is cooked, shred meat and mix with grated carrots, red onion, and chives; mix well and season with additional salt and pepper to your taste. Slice the pears and set them aside. Bathe the pears in a light lemon and water solution to prevent browning.
  • Place one tortilla on each serving plate; add ½ cup cheese and a spoonful of meat, Top with a second tortilla, lettuce, and pear slices. Pour dressing over top or serve with dressing on the side.

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