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Pork Carnitas Tacos

Pork Carnitas Tacos

with Pickled Onion and Monterey Jack Cheese

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Think of this as a quicker, weeknight-friendly version of carnitas—one that doesn’t involve hours of slow-cooking. To create it in minimal time, you’ll add a spice blend and a bit of stock to make ground pork rich and saucy. That warmly flavored meat is the centerpiece of these tacos, which also come with a solid selection of tasty toppings to choose from.

Tags:Spicy
Allergens:MilkWheat

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

Preparation Time30 minutes
Cooking difficultyLevel 1
Ingredients
serving amount
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serving amount

1 unit

Red Onion

1 unit

Poblano Pepper

¼ ounce

Cilantro

1 unit

Roma Tomato

1 unit

Lime

5 teaspoon

White Wine Vinegar

10 ounce

Ground Pork

1 tablespoon

Fajita Spice Blend

1 tablespoon

Tomato Paste

1 unit

Chicken Stock Concentrate

2 tablespoon

Sour Cream

(ContainsMilk)

1 teaspoon

Chipotle Powder

6 unit

Flour Tortillas

(ContainsWheat)

¼ cup

Monterey Jack Cheese

(ContainsMilk)

Not included in your delivery

2 teaspoon

Sugar

2 teaspoon

Olive Oil

Salt

Pepper

Nutrition Values/ per serving
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/ per serving
Energy (kJ)3264 kJ
Calories780 kcal
Fat41 g
Saturated Fat16 g
Carbohydrate62 g
Sugar11 g
Dietary Fiber6 g
Protein36 g
Cholesterol120 mg
Sodium920 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.
Utensils
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Medium Bowl
Large Pan
Paper Towel
Small Bowl
Instructionsarrow up iconarrow up icon
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Prep
Prep
1

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 dice poblano into ½-inch squares. Roughly chop cilantro. Core and dice tomato. Halve lime. Cut one half into wedges.

Pickle Onion
Pickle Onion
2

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, tossing from time to time.

Cook Pork
Cook Pork
3

Heat a 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, tossing, until browned, 4-5 minutes. Transfer to a plate and set aside.

Finish Filling
Finish Filling
4

Heat another drizzle of olive oil in same pan over medium-high heat. Add poblano and chopped onion. Season with salt and pepper. Cook, tossing, until softened, 3-4 minutes. Add pork to pan along with fajita spice, stock concentrate, 2 TBSP water, and 1 TBSP tomato paste (we sent more). Scrape up any browned bits on bottom. Cook, stirring, until thick and saucy, 2-3 minutes.

Make Crema and Warm Tortillas
Make Crema and Warm Tortillas
5

Combine sour cream, a squeeze of lime juice, and a pinch of chipotle powder (use more or less to taste) in a small bowl. Stir in enough water to give mixture a drizzling consistency, 1-2 tsp. Season with salt and pepper. Wrap tortillas in a damp paper towel and microwave on high until warm, about 30 seconds.

Assemble and Serve
Assemble and Serve
6

Divide filling, tomato, 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.