Pork Carnitas Tacos
with Lettuce, Onion, and a Lime Crema
Think of this as a quicker, weeknight-friendly version of carnitas, one that doesn’t involve hours of slow-cooking like it typically would. To create that deep, warm profile in minimal time, you’ll add a spice blend and a bit of stock to ground pork, which makes it nice, rich, and saucy. It’s the centerpiece of these tacos, which come with lots of tasty toppings that everyone can add as they please.
Produced in a facility that processes eggs, milk, fish, peanuts, sesame, shellfish, soy, tree nuts, and wheat.
White Wine Vinegar
Fajita Spice Blend
Chicken Stock Concentrate
(Contains Soy, Wheat)
Monterey Jack Cheese
Not included in your delivery
Wash and dry all produce. Peel and halve onion. Finely chop one half; very thinly slice other half from pole to pole. Core, seed, and finely chop poblano. Roughly chop cilantro. Thinly slice lettuce crosswise into shreds. Cut lime in half. Cut one half into wedges.
Add sliced onion, white wine vinegar, 2 tsp sugar, ½ tsp salt, and 1 TBSP water to a medium bowl. Toss until sugar and salt are mostly dissolved. Set aside to marinate, tossing occasionally.
Heat a large drizzle of olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add pork and season with salt and pepper. Cook, breaking up meat into pieces, until browned, 4-5 minutes. Transfer to a plate using a slotted spoon. Pour out and discard any excess grease in pan.
Heat another large drizzle of olive oil in same pan over medium-high heat. Add chopped onion and poblano. Season with salt and pepper. Cook until softened, 3-4 minutes. Add pork to pan along with fajita spice, 2 TBSP tomato paste (we sent more), stock concentrate, and 2 TBSP water. Cook, stirring, until everything comes together in a saucy mixture, 2-3 minutes.
Combine sour cream, a squeeze of lime juice, and a pinch of salt and pepper in a small bowl. Stir in a splash or two of water to give crema a drizzly consistency. Meanwhile, wrap tortillas in a damp paper towel and microwave on high until warm, about 30 seconds.
Divide filling, lettuce, cheese, cilantro, pickled onion, and crema between tortillas. (TIP: You can put everything in individual serving bowls and let everyone assemble their own tacos.) Serve with lime wedges on the side for squeezing over.