Pork Carnitas Tacos

You can never have too many main course recipes, so give Pork Carnitas Tacos a try. This recipe serves 8 and costs $1.41 per serving. Watching your figure? This gluten free recipe has 575 calories, 32g of protein, and 15g of fat per serving. 3 people were impressed by this recipe. It is brought to you by Foodista. It is an affordable recipe for fans of Mexican food. Head to the store and pick up limes, avocado, garlic, and a few other things to make it today. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes approximately 45 minutes. With a spoonacular score of 76%, this dish is pretty good. If you like this recipe, you might also like recipes such as Carnitas Caldo (Carnitas Soup), Smoked Pork Belly Carnitas Tacos, and Mexican Pulled Pork (carnitas) Tacos.

Servings: 8

Preparation duration: -1 minutes

Cooking duration: -1 minutes

 

Ingredients:

7 cups water

2 pounds Pork butt trimmed, and cut in 2" cubes

4 cloves garlic, crushed

sea salt and ground pepper to taste

1 teaspoon olive oil

1/2 cup orange juice

1/2 cup milk

24 Corn Tortillas

24 Corn Tortillas

Salsa Fresca

Avocado slices

Chopped cilantro

Chopped onion

Limes cut into wedges

Equipment:

dutch oven

bowl

frying pan

Cooking instruction summary:

In a large Dutch oven add the pork, garlic, salt and pepper, and water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, cover and simmer over medium low for 45 minutes to one hour. Drain well. When cool enough to handle, shred the meat by hand or with the tines of a fork. Remove and discard any remaining fat. Transfer back to Dutch oven and heat the olive oil. Add the orange juice and milk and cook until liquid has evaporated and pork has browned; stirring occasionally. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Chop onions and cilantro, and slice avocado and limes. Place each in small individual bowls for serving. Heat tortillas in a dry frying pan and keep warm. For each taco, stack 2 tortillas and layer with warm carnitas, chopped cilantro, onion and avocado slices and give it a good squeeze of lemon juice.

 

Step by step:


1. In a large Dutch oven add the pork, garlic, salt and pepper, and water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, cover and simmer over medium low for 45 minutes to one hour.

2. Drain well.

3. When cool enough to handle, shred the meat by hand or with the tines of a fork.

4. Remove and discard any remaining fat.

5. Transfer back to Dutch oven and heat the olive oil.

6. Add the orange juice and milk and cook until liquid has evaporated and pork has browned; stirring occasionally. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

7. Chop onions and cilantro, and slice avocado and limes.

8. Place each in small individual bowls for serving.

9. Heat tortillas in a dry frying pan and keep warm.

10. For each taco, stack 2 tortillas and layer with warm carnitas, chopped cilantro, onion and avocado slices and give it a good squeeze of lemon juice.


Nutrition Information:

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575 Calories
32g Protein
14g Total Fat
81g Carbs
25% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
575k
29%

Fat
14g
23%

  Saturated Fat
3g
23%

Carbohydrates
81g
27%

  Sugar
7g
8%

Cholesterol
69mg
23%

Sodium
567mg
25%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
32g
65%

Phosphorus
776mg
78%

Selenium
42µg
61%

Vitamin B1
0.86mg
57%

Vitamin B6
1mg
57%

Fiber
12g
51%

Zinc
6mg
42%

Vitamin B3
8mg
41%

Magnesium
159mg
40%

Vitamin B2
0.61mg
36%

Manganese
0.69mg
34%

Potassium
993mg
28%

Vitamin B5
2mg
24%

Copper
0.48mg
24%

Iron
3mg
21%

Vitamin C
16mg
20%

Calcium
197mg
20%

Vitamin B12
1µg
19%

Vitamin E
1mg
11%

Folate
39µg
10%

Vitamin K
6µg
6%

Vitamin D
0.85µg
6%

Vitamin A
250IU
5%

covered percent of daily need
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