Pork Carnitas Tacos

My favorite way to warm corn tortillas is to char them for about 30 seconds on each side in a cast iron skillet as in this recipe for Shrimp Tacos.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 475kcal


Suggested toppings:

  • shredded jack cheese
  • avocado slices
  • thinly shredded green cabbage
  • cilantro leaves


  • Warm tortillas (see headnote).
  • Meanwhile, if carnitas has been refrigerated, warm it up by heating a skillet over medium heat. Add cold carnitas, olive oil and cooking liquid or stock; cook and stir until heated through.
  • To assemble tacos, add 1/3 cup carnitas to a warm tortilla and layer on desired toppings. Repeat with remaining tortillas and serve.


Calories: 475kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 76mg | Sodium: 1120mg | Potassium: 133mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 265IU | Vitamin C: 3.2mg | Calcium: 131mg | Iron: 2.3mg