One-Pan Pork Carnitas Tacos
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One-Pan Pork Carnitas Tacos

One-Pan Pork Carnitas Tacos

with Cheese, 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.

One Pan

Produced in a facility that processes eggs, milk, fish, peanuts, sesame, shellfish, soy, tree nuts, and wheat.

Total Time25 minutes
Prep Time


/ serving 4 people

1 unit

Red Onion

1 unit

Poblano Pepper

½ ounce


2 unit


1 unit


2 tablespoon

White Wine Vinegar

20 ounce

Ground Pork

1 tablespoon

Fajita Spice Blend

2 tablespoon

Tomato Paste

1 unit

Chicken Stock Concentrate

4 tablespoon

Sour Cream

(Contains Milk)

12 unit

Flour Tortillas

(Contains Soy, Wheat)

½ cup

Monterey Jack Cheese

(Contains Milk)

Not included in your delivery

4 teaspoon

Olive Oil

2 teaspoon





Nutrition Values

/ per serving
Energy (kJ)3515 kJ
Calories840 kcal
Fat46 g
Saturated Fat16 g
Carbohydrate65 g
Sugar13 g
Dietary Fiber10 g
Protein37 g
Cholesterol120 mg
Sodium930 mg
Due to the different suppliers we purchase our products from, nutritional facts per meal can vary from the website to what is received in the delivered box, depending on your region.


Large Pan
Slotted Spoon
Paper Towel
Small Bowl



Wash and dry all produce. Halve and peel onion. Finely chop one half; very thinly slice other half from pole to pole. Core, seed, and finely chop poblano. Roughly chop cilantro. Core and dice tomatoes. Halve lime; cut one half into wedges for serving.

Pickle Onion

Place sliced onion, vinegar, 2 tsp sugar, ½ tsp salt, and 1 TBSP water in a medium bowl. Toss until sugar and salt are mostly dissolved. Set aside to marinate, tossing occasionally.

Cook Pork

Heat a large drizzle of olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add pork, breaking up meat into pieces. Season with salt and pepper. Cook until browned, 4-5 minutes. Transfer to a plate using a slotted spoon. Pour out and discard any excess grease in pan.

Finish Filling

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, tossing, until softened, 3-4 minutes. Return pork to pan and add 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.

Make Crema and Warm Tortillas

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 drizzling consistency. Meanwhile, wrap tortillas in a damp paper towel and microwave on high until warm, about 30 seconds.

Assemble and Serve

Divide filling, tomatoes, 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.