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This Week’ s Lean & Green Meal Video
Lime Cilantro Pork Tacos & Jicama Fries!

Watch Chef Jason whip up these perfectly spiced Lime Cilantro Pork Tacos and Jicama “ Fries.” You’ ll love the flavor and freshness of the latest healthy recipe from The Front Burner!

This Week’ s Lean & Green Meal Recipe
Pork Tacos & Jicama Fries!

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Per serving:1 lean, 3 greens, and 3 condiments


Pork Tacos

  • 1 cup Raw Lettuce, Iceberg
  • 1 cup Raw Peppers, Red
  • 1 ¼ lb Pork Tenderloin (raw)
  • 1 cup Raw Tomatoes, plum
  • ¼ cup Raw Onion
  • ½ cup Jalapeno Pepper, raw
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • 10 sprays Non-stick Cooking Spray
  • 1/8 tsp Pepper
  • 3 tbsp Cilantro
  • 4 tsp Lemon or Lime Juice
  • ½ cup Chicken Broth

Jicama Fries

  • 2 cups jicama, peeled and cut into ¼ -inch sticks
  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • Chopped fresh cilantro
  • Red Pepper Flakes
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


Pork Tacos

  1. Chop the plum tomato and cilantro separately. Set aside.
  2. Chop the Jalapeno pepper and remove seeds. Set aside.
  3. Trim and cut the pork tenderloin into thin strips.
  4. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  5. Sprinkle pork with salt and black pepper.
  6. Spray pan with cooking spray. Add pork and saute 4 minutes or until browned.
  7. Remove pork from pan and place in a bowl.
  8. Add onion, red pepper and jalapeno to pan, saute 5 minutes or until tender.
  9. Add broth, reduce heat, and simmer 1 minute, scarping pan to loosen browned bits.
  10. Stir in tomato, simmer 2 minutes.
  11. Return pork and accumulated juices to pan. Stir in cilantro and lime juice and cook 1 minute or until pork has reached an internal temperature of 145 degrees Farenheit.
  12. Take a sturdy piece of lettuce and shape to make a taco shell. Spoon a portion of the pork mixture into the lettuce shell and enjoy.

Jicama Fries

  1. Peel and cut the jicama into ¼ -inch sticks.
  2. In a large bowl, combine jicama with lime juice, cilantro, and red pepper flakes and toss until well-incorporated.
  3. Season lightly with salt and pepper.

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Jason’ s Story

“I was always the funny fat guy,” says “The Front Burner” host, Jason Hisley. A lot has changed since then.

You may know Jason as the winner of a reality TV cupcake competition, or as the executive chef and owner of the acclaimed La Cakerie, a bakery in Maryland. Here at Medifast, we know him as the winner of his own personal battle with his weight.

Jason started exercising and watching what he ate, but he hit a plateau. Medifast helped ignite his weight loss and make him a perfect fit for our new cooking series: “The Front Burner.”

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