Carnitas Tacos with Slow Cooked Pork Shoulder


Carnitas Tacos with Slow Cooked Pork Shoulder
Carnitas Tacos with Slow Cooked Pork Shoulder
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  • Summary

    Soft corn tortillas filled with tender, slightly crispy, and juicy shredded pork shoulder (carnitas), chopped onion and cilantro, crumbled Mexican cheese, and a squeeze of fresh lime juice. Carnitas tacos are perfect for a quick weeknight meal or even a large gathering where you need to feed a crowd without breaking the bank. Make some today and your belly will thank you.

    Ingredients

    • 12-24 small store-bought corn tortillas (5 1/2 inch)* or homemade corn tortillas
    • 2-3 teaspoons of cooking oil (like avocado oil or extra virgin olive oil)
    • 3 cups of shredded cooked pork shoulder (a.k.a. pork carnitas - get my easy recipe here)
    • 1/2 of a medium onion, finely diced
    • 2/3 cup of finely chopped cilantro leaves
    • 5-6 limes, cut into quarter or eighth-sized wedges
    • 1/2 cup of crumbled cotija cheese (optional)
    • Sea salt, to taste (like THIS sea salt or THIS sea salt)
    • *Note: If your pork is extra juicy or you plan on adding a runny salsa, double up your tortillas (24) so they hold the ingredients better and the tacos don't fall apart.

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 12
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 10 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 0 g 0%
    • Saturated Fat: 0 g 0%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
    • Sodium: 0 mg 0%
    • Calcium: 0 mg 0%
    • Potassium: 0 mg 0%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 0 mg 0%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 4 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 1 g 4%
    • Sugar: 0 g
    • Protein: 0 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 0%
    • Vitamin C 17.5%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat0
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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