Pork Carnitas Burritos

Pork Carnitas Burritos
Photo: Marcus Nilsson
Hands On Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
6 serves


  • 2 ½ pounds boneless, skinless pork shoulder, cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 1 cup lager beer

  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • Kosher salt and black pepper

  • 6 10-inch flour tortillas, toasted

  • Fresh Tomatillo Salsa (recipe link, below)

  • Shredded lettuce, shredded Monterey Jack cheese, and sour cream, for serving


  1. Bring the pork, beer, garlic, cumin, 1½ teaspoons salt, and ½ teaspoon pepper to a boil in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the pork is easily pierced with a fork, 40 to 50 minutes.

  2. Uncover the pot and continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until the liquid evaporates and the pork begins to brown, 15 to 20 minutes. Continue to cook, breaking up the pork with a spoon, until the pork is browned and crisp, 5 to 10 minutes. Add 2 tablespoons water to the pot and scrape up any browned bits.

  3. Divide the pork among the tortillas and top with the Fresh Tomatillo Salsa, lettuce, cheese, and sour cream. Roll up into burritos.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

510 Calories
19g Fat
38g Carbs
43g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 510
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Cholesterol 125mg 42%
Sodium 1180mg 51%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 43g
Calcium 35mg 3%
Iron 2mg 11%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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