Easy Pork Carnitas Tacos

Staff Writer
Easy Pork Carnitas Tacos
McCormick

Carnitas, literally "little meats," is pork shoulder which has been braised for several hours until tender, then shredded and cooked again until crisp, providing you with a flavorful, juicy filling for your tacos. 

6
Servings
253
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon oil
  • 1 Pound boneless pork chops, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 package taco seasonings, such as McCormick
  • 1/2 Cup water
  • 12 corn tortillas

Directions

Heat the oil in large skillet on medium heat. Add the pork and until no longer pink, about 3-5 minutes. 

Stir in the seasonings and water. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until most of the liquid has been absorbed, about 5-7 minutes.

Spoon into warm tortillas or taco shells. Serve with desired toppings.

Easy Shopping Tip

Purchase ingredients that can be used in a variety of dishes in bulk, in order to minimize waste and save money.

Easy Cooking Tip

Do all your prep in advance, and use three bowls: one for all your ingredients, one for all your prep, and one for all your refuse. Staying organized can help you put out meals faster.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
10g
15%
Sugar
0.4g
N/A
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
48mg
16%
Protein
19g
38%
Carbs
22g
7%
Vitamin A
2µg
N/A
Vitamin B12
0.4µg
6.8%
Vitamin B6
0.7mg
32.9%
Vitamin D
0.4µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
0.6mg
3.2%
Vitamin K
8µg
9%
Calcium
52mg
5%
Fiber
3g
12%
Folate (food)
3µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
3µg
1%
Iron
1mg
7%
Magnesium
55mg
14%
Monounsaturated
3g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
5mg
25%
Phosphorus
315mg
45%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
365mg
10%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
10%
Sodium
58mg
2%
Thiamin (B1)
0.4mg
24.6%
Zinc
2mg
13%

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