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Fajita Pork and Pasta

8
8
4
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
55 min
Prep
30 min
Cook
25 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
We revamped a classic Mexican meal for kids: Pasta takes the place of tortillas and everything's cut into easily-picked up strips.

Ingredients

Uncooked whole wheat pasta

6 oz, penne recommended

Olive oil

2 Tbsp, divided

Fresh lime juice

6 Tbsp, divided

Cumin seeds

1 tsp

Chili powder

1 tsp

Garlic powder

½ tsp

Uncooked lean pork tenderloin

1 pound(s), thinly sliced

Yellow pepper(s)

1 medium, sliced into thin strips

Sweet red pepper(s)

1 medium, sliced into thin strips

Green pepper(s)

1 medium, sliced into thin strips

Uncooked carrot(s)

cup(s), shredded

Uncooked onion(s)

1 medium, cut into thin wedges

Canned green chili peppers

4 oz, mild, drained, chopped

Uncooked zucchini

1 medium, cut in half lengthwise and sliced

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta as directed on package; drain, set aside and cover to keep warm.
  2. Meanwhile, combine 1 tablespoon of oil, 2 tablespoons of lime juice, cumin, chili powder and garlic powder in a medium bowl; mix well. Add pork and toss to coat. (Note: Boneless, skinless chicken breast or lean flank steak can be swapped for the pork, if desired.)
  3. Heat remaining tablespoon of oil in a 12-inch (or larger) nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add pork mixture; cook, stirring, until lightly browned, about 2 to 3 minutes. Add sliced peppers, carrot, onion and chili peppers; cook, stirring, until vegetables are crisp-tender, about 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in zucchini and remaining 1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) of lime juice; cover and cook for 2 minutes.
  4. Spoon pork and vegetable mixture into a large serving bowl. Add cooked pasta; stir gently to mix and coat. Yields about 2 1/2 cups per serving.