Lean Carnitas Tacos Recipe

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Lean carnitas tacos recipe

The National Pork Board is inviting us to check out the Porkcast for the fall and my Porknostico is a delicious dish using pork tenderloin and traditional Mexican spices resulting in a lean carnitas tacos recipe that is perfect for the fall and all the upcoming celebrations, like Halloween, Hispanic Heritage, Día de Muertos, and Las Posadas.

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Making lean carnitas for tacos

This recipe is inspired in the original carnitas recipe but using lean meat and skipping the frying.

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Lean Carnitas Tacos Recipe

Chef Adriana Martin
The National Pork Board is inviting us to check out the Porkcast for the fall and my Porknostico is a delicious dish using pork tenderloin and traditional mexican spices resulting in a lean carnitas tacos recipe that is perfect for the fall and all the upcoming celebrations, like Hispanic Heritage, Día de Muertos, and Las Posadas.
4 from 3 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Dinner
Cuisine Mexican Cuisine
Servings 24 tacos

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound of pork loin cut in medium size cubes
  • 2 teaspoons of ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons of oregano
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 24 corn tortillas
  • 1 cup of chopped white onion
  • 1 cup of cilantro leaves
  • 1 cup of serrano avocado sauce

Instructions
 

  • Season the pork meat with the spices and sear using olive oil. Blend the garlic cloves with the water and when the pork is golden brown pour the garlic water and cook for 45 minutes until tender.
  • Shred the cooked pork, chop the onions and prep the cilantro leaves. The serrano avocado sauce recipe you can find in this site for details.
  • Warm the tortillas and for making the tacos add some of the carnitas and garnish with onions, cilantro and the spicy avocado sauce.
  • These lean carnitas tacos are perfect for parties. You can set up a taco bar and enjoy.

Notes

For cooking this recipe you will need a pressure cooker. If you don't have one you can use a slow cooker however the searing on the meat will have to be done on a separate skillet.
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At the end we need to look for better options for our family and for having a balanced nutrition while enjoying our favorites foods and flavor profiles. Watch the video to learn how to make this delicious and easy recipe.

Pork is such a versatile protein, there are many dishes in the latino cuisine that include pork. One that is a favorite are the pork chops, that can be cooked in so many ways. Going from the grill to the oven.

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Ingredients for the Carnitas Tacos

I particularly like pork loin, which is heart healthy. I include this protein in many of my grilling dishes and stews. But have found that it is also wonderful for preparing lean carnitas for tacos and or rice bowls.

Making delicious Carnitas Tacos with chopped onions, cilantro and serrano guacamole sauce #Porknostico #ad
Making delicious Carnitas Tacos with chopped onions, cilantro and serrano guacamole sauce

When cooking with pork you can also opt for adding flavor instead of fat , this is using marinades and rubs. Same as the rubs I used for the lean carnitas tacos recipe that includes cumin, pepper and oregano and paired with fresh garlic to infuse even more flavor to the dish.

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Garnish the tacos with spicy serrano guacamole sauce

Grilling and using the pressure cooker or the slow cooker are good options for preparing pork meat and get wonderful results achieving juicy and tender meat.

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Nothing like biting on the perfect carnitas taco

Also choosing pork allows you to save time in the kitchen since the lean cuts cook fast. That is why I invite you to let the “Porkcast” be your guide to a variety of quick, easy and delicious pork-inspired meals this fall.

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Lean Carnitas Tacos recipe for the fall

Like my very own lean carnitas tacos recipe. To check out the latest “Porkcast” and find inspiring tips, recipes and videos, please visit Porkteinspira.com/porknostico.

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Janella Panchamsingh

Looks yummy I love tacos its one of my favourite foods that I can never get tired of.

Glenda

Geez, your meals always look so delicious. My son is a picky eater but loves tacos. I should try making this dish for him.

Jill Conyers

We enjoy mexican night once a week. My family would love it if I added carnitas to the taco or burrito bar choices.

Mayuri

I don’t eat Pork but I am going to substitute it with chicken. I love mexican food and I am going to definitely try it out. Thanks for sharing!

sonali jain

What a delicious dish ,easy to make ,Can’t wait to give this a try.

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