Pork Carnitas Tacos
with Pickled Onion and Monterey Jack Cheese
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.
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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. 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.
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.
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.
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.
In a small bowl, combine sour cream, a squeeze of lime juice, and a pinch of salt and pepper. 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.
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.