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Easy Pork Carnitas Tacos

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. 

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
Servings6
Calories Per Serving253
Total Fat10g15%
Sugar0.4gN/A
Saturated2g8%
Cholesterol48mg16%
Protein19g38%
Carbs22g7%
Vitamin A2µgN/A
Vitamin B120.4µg6.8%
Vitamin B60.7mg32.9%
Vitamin D0.4µg0.1%
Vitamin E0.6mg3.2%
Vitamin K8µg9%
Calcium52mg5%
Fiber3g12%
Folate (food)3µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)3µg1%
Iron1mg7%
Magnesium55mg14%
Monounsaturated3gN/A
Niacin (B3)5mg25%
Phosphorus315mg45%
Polyunsaturated2gN/A
Potassium365mg10%
Riboflavin (B2)0.2mg10%
Sodium58mg2%
Thiamin (B1)0.4mg24.6%
Zinc2mg13%