Easy Pork Carnita Tacos

Carnitas, literally "little eats", is pork shoulder which has been braised for several hours until tender, then shredded and cooked again until crisp. Make this deliciously easy version in less than 20 minutes.

Serves: Makes 6 (2 taco) servings.
5 mins Prep time 15 mins Cook time
5 mins Prep time
15 mins Cook time
  • Heat oil in large skillet on medium heat. Add pork; cook and stir 3 to 5 minutes or until no longer pink.

  • Stir in Seasoning Mix and water. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low; simmer 5 to 7 minutes or until most of liquid is absorbed, stirring occasionally.

  • Spoon into warm tortillas or taco shells. Serve with desired toppings.

Cooking tip

Test Kitchen Tip: Add assorted toppings, such as shredded cheese, salsa, guacamole, chopped cilantro or lime wedges.

Nutrition information

(Amount per serving)

  • 318Calories: 318Cholesterol: 64mg
  • Sodium: 549mgProtein: 20g
  • Total Fat: 14gFiber: 4g
  • Carbohydrate: 28g