Easy Pork Carnitas Tacos

Easy Pork Carnitas Tacos
Staff Writer
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
161
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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
8g
11%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
57mg
19%
Carbohydrate, by difference
3g
2%
Protein
20g
43%
Vitamin A, RAE
23µg
3%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
2µg
2%
Calcium, Ca
19mg
2%
Choline, total
57mg
13%
Folate, total
7µg
2%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
23mg
7%
Niacin
7mg
50%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
227mg
32%
Selenium, Se
36µg
65%
Sodium, Na
52mg
3%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
63g
2%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

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.